The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.
Quote by George Eliot
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less...
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which...
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
Breed is stronger than pasture.
The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it...
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns...
The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very...
Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away...
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of...
Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of...