Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of George Eliot

Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Wikipedia
Born: November 22, 1819, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Died: December 22, 1880, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
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Inspirational Quotes of George Eliot :

  1. It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. – George Eliot

  2. Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. – George Eliot

  3. Adventure is not outside man; it is within. – George Eliot

  4. Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. – George Eliot

  5. What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? – George Eliot

  6. Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. – George Eliot

  7. Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. – George Eliot

  8. It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

  9. I like trying to get pregnant. I’m not so sure about childbirth. – George Eliot

  10. It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. – George Eliot

  11. Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. – George Eliot

  12. The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision. – George Eliot

  13. He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. – George Eliot

  14. Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn’t do to be run away with. We must keep the reins. – George Eliot

  15. People who can’t be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate. – George Eliot

  16. The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief. – George Eliot

  17. The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance. – George Eliot

  18. There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury. – George Eliot

  19. Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion. – George Eliot

  20. Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot

  21. There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms. – George Eliot

  22. Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. – George Eliot

  23. I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. – George Eliot

  24. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot

  25. It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old. – George Eliot

  26. Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty. – George Eliot

  27. The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities. – George Eliot

  28. Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. – George Eliot

  29. All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. – George Eliot

More Inspirational Quotes of George Eliot :

  1. I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men. – George Eliot

  2. Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. – George Eliot

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

  4. Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one’s self to do without it. – George Eliot

  5. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – George Eliot

  6. If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. – George Eliot

  7. Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. – George Eliot

  8. There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope. – George Eliot

  9. You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man’s form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl. – George Eliot

  10. But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. – George Eliot

  11. Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart. – George Eliot

  12. Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. – George Eliot

  13. Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity. – George Eliot

  14. What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. – George Eliot

  15. 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

  16. You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know. – George Eliot

  17. The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life. – George Eliot

  18. Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. – George Eliot

  19. There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. – George Eliot

  20. In every parting there is an image of death. – George Eliot

  21. Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. – George Eliot

  22. There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows. – George Eliot

  23. We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. – George Eliot

  24. All the learnin’ my father paid for was a bit o’ birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. – George Eliot

  25. Death is the king of this world: ‘Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet. – George Eliot

  26. Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress. – George Eliot

  27. There are many victories worse than a defeat. – George Eliot

  28. Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. – George Eliot

More Inspirational Quotes of George Eliot :

  1. Our words have wings, but fly not where we would. – George Eliot

  2. No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. – George Eliot

  3. The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. – George Eliot

  4. Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down. – George Eliot

  5. Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends? – George Eliot

  6. More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us. – George Eliot

  7. For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love. – George Eliot

  8. What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. – George Eliot

  9. And when a woman’s will is as strong as the man’s who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment. – George Eliot

  10. Might, could, would – they are contemptible auxiliaries. – George Eliot

  11. In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations. – George Eliot

  12. An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down. – George Eliot

  13. The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. – George Eliot

  14. Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution. – George Eliot

  15. Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course. – George Eliot

  16. When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity. – George Eliot

  17. The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words. – George Eliot

  18. I desire no future that will break the ties with the past. – George Eliot

  19. It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal. – George Eliot

  20. No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty. – George Eliot

  21. An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. – George Eliot

  22. One must be poor to know the luxury of giving! – George Eliot

  23. Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline. – George Eliot

  24. The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. – George Eliot

  25. When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion. – George Eliot

  26. Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. – George Eliot

  27. The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. – George Eliot

  28. Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return. – George Eliot

  29. When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.

More Inspirational Quotes of George Eliot :

  1. Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. – George Eliot

  2. But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. – George Eliot

  3. Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through. – George Eliot

  4. I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence. – George Eliot

  5. In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. – George Eliot

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

  7. Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas. – George Eliot

  8. Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. – George Eliot

  9. That’s what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he’s wise. – George Eliot

  10. The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best. – George Eliot

  11. We hand folks over to God’s mercy, and show none ourselves. – George Eliot

  12. There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life. – George Eliot

  13. But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. – George Eliot

  14. A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe. – George Eliot

  15. There’s many a good bit o’ work done with a sad heart. – George Eliot

  16. The first sense of mutual love excludes other feelings; it will have the soul all to itself. – George Eliot

  17. There are new eras in one’s life that are equivalent to youth-are something better than youth. – George Eliot

  18. All writing seems to me worse in the state of proof than in any other form. In manuscript one’s own wisdom is rather remarkable to one, but in proof it has the effect of one’s private furniture repeated in the shop windows. And then there is the sense that the worst errors will go to press unnoticed! – George Eliot

  19. My books don’t seem to belong to me after I have once written them; and I find myself delivering opinions about them as if I had nothing to do with them. – George Eliot

  20. trouble always seems heavier when it is only one’s thought and not one’s bodily activity that is employed about it. – George Eliot

  21. I love words; they are the quoits, the bows, the staves that furnish the gymnasium of the mind. – George Eliot

  22. The wit of a family is usually best received among strangers. – George Eliot

  23. A common fallacy: to imagine a measure will be easy because we have private motives for desiring it. – George Eliot

  24. Particular lies may speak a general truth. – George Eliot

  25. The last refuge of intolerance is in not tolerating the intolerant . – George Eliot

  26. Opinions: men’s thoughts about great subjects. Taste: their thoughts about small ones: dress, behavior, amusements, ornaments. – George Eliot

  27. in certain crises direct expression of sympathy is the least possible to those who most feel sympathy. – George Eliot

  28. You are discontented with the world because you can’t get just the small things that suit your pleasure, not because it’s a world where myriads of men and women are ground by wrong and misery, and tainted with pollution. – George Eliot

  29. even those who call themselves ‘intimate’ know very little about each other – hardly ever know just how a sorrow is felt, and hurt each other by their very attempts at sympathy or consolation. We can bear no hand on our bruises. – George Eliot

  30. The sweetest of all success is that which one wins by hard exertion . – George Eliot

More Inspirational Quotes of George Eliot :
  1. there are two ways of speaking an audience will always like: one is, to tell them what they don’t understand; and the other is, to tell them what they’re used to. – George Eliot

  2. A bachelor’s children are always young: they’re immortal children – always lisping, waddling, helpless, and with a chance of turning out good. – George Eliot

  3. In the ages since Adam’s marriage, it has been good for some men to be alone, and for some women also.

  4. People who live at a distance are naturally less faulty than those immediately under our own eyes . – George Eliot

  5. Many an irritating fault, many an unlovely oddity, has come of a hard sorrow. – George Eliot

  6. Men and women make sad mistakes about their own symptoms, taking their vague uneasy longings, sometimes for genius, sometimes for religion, and oftener still for a mighty love. – George Eliot

  7. Enveloped in a common mist, we seem to walk in clearness ourselves, and behold only the mist that enshrouds others. – George Eliot

  8. Alas! the scientific conscience had got into the debasing company of money obligation and selfish respects. – George Eliot :

  9. I easily sink into mere absorption of what other minds have done, and should like a whole life for that alone. – George Eliot

  10. There is so much to read and the days are so short! I get more hungry for knowledge every day, and less able to satisfy my hunger. – George Eliot

  11. I am open to conviction on all points except dinner and debts. I hold that the one must be eaten and the other paid. – George Eliot

  12. Unhappily the habit of being offensive ‘without meaning it’ leads usually to a way of making amends which the injured person cannot but regard as a being amiable without meaning it. – George Eliot

  13. It so often happens that others are measuring us by our past self while we are looking back on that self with a mixture of disgust and sorrow. – George Eliot

  14. I wish always to be quoted as George Eliot. – George Eliot

  15. Miserliness is a capital quality to run in families; it’s the safe side for madness to dip on. – George Eliot

  16. I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day. No dust has settled on one’s mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things. – George Eliot

  17. I take a dose of mathematics every day to prevent my brain from becoming quite soft. – George Eliot

  18. There’s good chances and bad chances, and nobody’s luck is pulled only by one string. – George Eliot

  19. bad literature of the sort called amusing is spiritual gin. – George Eliot

  20. I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offense. … Everyone who contributes to the ‘too much’ of literature is doing grave social injury. – George Eliot

  21. I have no courage to write much unless I am written to. I soon begin to think that there are plenty of other correspondents more interesting – so if you all want to hear from me you know the conditions. – George Eliot

  22. It is pleasant to have a kind word now and then when one is not near enough to have a kind glance or a hearty shake by the hand. – George Eliot

  23. I don’t mind how many letters I receive from one who interests me as much as you do. The receptive part of correspondence I can carry on with much alacrity. It is writing answers that I groan over. – George Eliot

  24. One of the tortures of jealousy is, that it can never turn away its eyes from the thing that pains it. – George Eliot

  25. The fact is, both callers and work thicken – the former sadly interfering with the latter. – George Eliot

  26. The bow always strung … will not do. – George Eliot

  27. It is not true that a man’s intellectual power is, like the strength of a timber beam, to be measured by its weakest point. – George Eliot

  28. There’s times when the crockery seems alive, an’ flies out o’ your hand like a bird. It’s like the glass, sometimes, ‘ull crack as it stands. What is to be broke will be broke. – George Eliot

  29. Souls live on in perpetual echoes. – George Eliot

  30. It is better sometimes not to follow great reformers of abuses beyond the threshold of their homes. – George Eliot

  31. There is nothing I should care more to do, if it were possible, than to rouse the imagination of men and women to a vision of human claims in those races of their fellow-men who most differ from them in customs and beliefs. – George Eliot

  32. History, we know, is apt to repeat itself. – George Eliot

  33. The intensest form of hatred is that rooted in fear. – George Eliot

  34. One has to spend many years in learning how to be happy. – George Eliot

  35. O the anguish of the thought that we can never atone to our dead for the stinted affection we gave them. – George Eliot

  36. Where Jack isn’t safe, Tom’s in danger. – George Eliot

  37. Genius … is necessarily intolerant of fetters … – George Eliot

  38. It is necessary to me, not simply to be but to utter, and I require utterance of my friends. – George Eliot

  39. Of new acquaintances one can never be sure because one likes them one day that it will be so the next. Of old friends one is sure that it will be the same yesterday, today, and forever. – George Eliot

  40. It is a very good quality in a man to have a trout-stream. – George Eliot

  41. To fear the examination of any proposition apears to me an intellectual and a moral palsy that will ever hinder the firm grasping of any substance whatever. – George Eliot

  42. I carry my unwritten poems in cipher on my face! – George Eliot

  43. But let the wise be warned against too great readiness to explanation: it multiplies the sources of mistake, lengthening the sum for reckoners sure to go wrong. – George Eliot

  44. The thing we look forward to often comes to pass, but never precisely in the way we have imagined to ourselves. – George Eliot

  45. You youngsters nowadays think you’re to begin with living well and working easy; you’ve no notion of running afoot before you get on horseback. – George Eliot

  46. Death was not to be a leap: it was to be a long descent under thickening shadows. – George Eliot

  47. The vainest woman is never thoroughly conscious of her beauty till she is loved by the man who sets her own passion vibrating in return. – George Eliot

  48. Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another. – George Eliot

  49. I trust you as holy men trust God; you could do nought that was not pure and loving, though the deed might pierce me unto death. – George Eliot

  50. Until every good man is brave, we must expect to find many good women timid–too timid even to believe in the correctness of their own best promptings, when these would place them in a minority. – George Eliot

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