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  • #1
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #2
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #3
    Thomas Hardy
    “Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”
    Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • #4
    George Eliot
    “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
    George Eliot

  • #5
    George Eliot
    “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.”
    George Eliot

  • #6
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #7
    George Eliot
    “O may I join the choir invisible
    Of those immortal dead who live again
    In minds made better by their presence; live
    In pulses stirred to generosity,
    In deeds of daring rectitude...”
    George Eliot, O May I Join the Choir Invisible! And Other Favourite Poems

  • #8
    George Eliot
    “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”
    George Eliot, Impressions of Theophrastus Such

  • #9
    George Eliot
    “And certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we are so fond of it.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #10
    George Eliot
    “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”
    George Eliot, Adam Bede

  • #11
    George Eliot
    “Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.”
    George Eliot

  • #12
    George Eliot
    “It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.”
    George Eliot

  • #13
    George Eliot
    “We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time; keep back the tears and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquiries say, "Oh, nothing!" Pride helps; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our hurts— not to hurt others.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #14
    George Eliot
    “It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.”
    George Eliot

  • #15
    George Eliot
    “Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”
    George Eliot
    tags: love

  • #16
    George Eliot
    “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”
    George Eliot, Adam Bede

  • #17
    George Eliot
    “If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #18
    George Eliot
    “Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
    George Eliot, Mr Gilfil's Love Story

  • #19
    George Eliot
    “But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #20
    George Eliot
    “I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.”
    George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

  • #21
    George Eliot
    “Selfish— a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their own power of sacrifice.”
    George Eliot

  • #22
    George Eliot
    “For pain must enter into its glorified life of memory before it can turn into compassion.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #23
    George Eliot
    “Our deeds still travel with us from afar/And what we have been makes us what we are.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #24
    George Eliot
    “The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ”
    George Eliot

  • #25
    George Eliot
    “Sane people did what their neighbors did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #26
    George Eliot
    “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”
    George Eliot

  • #27
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
    “Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, A Life for a Life

  • #28
    George Eliot
    “I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.”
    George Eliot

  • #29
    George Eliot
    “It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering self—never to be fully possessed by the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardor of a passion, the energy of an action, but always to be scholarly and uninspired, ambitious and timid, scrupulous and dim-sighted.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #30
    George Eliot
    “The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth.”
    George Eliot



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