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
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who...
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the...
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...
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets,...
It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort...
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Hear Everything and judge for yourself
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not...
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems...
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we...
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of...