George Eliot
Quotations


Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.

Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.

It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the "dear deceit" of beauty.

Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.

It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.

We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.

In every parting there is an image of death.

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

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