Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more...
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
If Darwin's theory should be true, it will not degrade man; it will simply raise...
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving
The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord...
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth.
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of...
The years seem to rush by now, and I think of death as a fast...
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of...
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not...