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
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less...
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and...
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be...
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral
The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true...
If Darwin's theory should be true, it will not degrade man; it will simply raise...
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
I'm not denying the women are foolish: God almighty made 'em to match the men.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we...
Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and...
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which...