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
It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crops.
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
I can't bare fishing. I think people look like fools sitting watching a line hour...
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage...
Hear Everything and judge for yourself
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and...
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a...
Consequences are unpitying.
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the...
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be...
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling...