The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing...
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which...
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not...
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Consequences are unpitying.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's...
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and...
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands...
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less...
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of...
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in,...
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a...