To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we...
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one...
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's...
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a...
There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are...
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to...
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant...
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are...
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true...
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as...
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted