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
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as...
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage...
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another
The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business...
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end...
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough...
I'm not denying the women are foolish: God almighty made 'em to match the men.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who...
It's no trifle at her time of life to part with a doctor who knows...
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest...
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to...
The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.