The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant...
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest...
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
An age at which many men are not quite common - at which they are...
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk...
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less...
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar...
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets,...