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


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.


George Eliot

896

I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.


George Eliot

896

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.


George Eliot

896

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.


George Eliot

896

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.


George Eliot

896

The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.


George Eliot

896

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

896

Wear a smile and have friends wear a scowl and have wrinkles.


George Eliot

896

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.


George Eliot

896

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.


George Eliot

896

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.


George Eliot

896

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