What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect...
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
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
I can't bare fishing. I think people look like fools sitting watching a line hour...
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands...
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end...
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it...
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one...
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord...
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not...
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing....