The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more...
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we...
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and...
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may...
I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth.
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away...
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we...
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end...