That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and...
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we...
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds
But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is...
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
Consequences are unpitying.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough...
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty
It's no trifle at her time of life to part with a doctor who knows...
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who...
Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't...
Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?