Best Quotes by George Eliot (Top 10)

  1. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
  2. What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
  3. Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
  4. 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.
  5. It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.
  6. It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
  10. 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.

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