Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of...
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling...
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in,...
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as...
The years seem to rush by now, and I think of death as a fast...
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's...
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be...
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end...
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar...