Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and...
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may...
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust.
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of...
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business...
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the...
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling...
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets,...