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
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect...
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we...
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we...
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation,...
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's...
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of...
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect...
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are...
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crops.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Consequences are unpitying.
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing....
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in,...