It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts…
Quote by George Eliot
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to...
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird...
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing...
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less...
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust.
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us...
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true...
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful...
How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such...
What is wedlock forced but a hell, an age of discord and continual strife? Whereas...
Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.