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
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a...
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
Consequences are unpitying.
A blush is no language; only a dubious flag - signal which may mean either...
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets,...
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable...
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage...
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect...
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be...
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling...