Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crops.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar...
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end...
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought...
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling...
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of...