Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of...
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing...
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort...
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation,...
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful...
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
It's no trifle at her time of life to part with a doctor who knows...
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more...