It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent - like a carrier pigeon.
Quote by George Eliot
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the...
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one...
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful...
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk...
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord...
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Consequences are unpitying.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine...
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and...
The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling...
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.