You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
It's no trifle at her time of life to part with a doctor who knows...
Consequences are unpitying.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and...
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by...
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought...
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple pity that will not forsake...
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful...
How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such...
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird...
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may...
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets,...