George Eliot Love Quotes and Sayings

1. 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?

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

3. 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.

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

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Image of George Eliot from WikipediaExcerpt from Wikipedia: Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes.

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Sayings by George Eliot

1. A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

2. Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

3. All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

4. One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!

5. It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.

6. It is never too late to be what you might have been.

7. 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.

8. What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

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

10. It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.

11. And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.

12. Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.

13. Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.

14. It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.