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


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

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

896

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


George Eliot

896

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

896

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.


George Eliot

896

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.


George Eliot

896

I’m proof against that word failure. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

There are many victories worse than a defeat.


George Eliot

896

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.


George Eliot

896

We must not sit still and look for miracles up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.


George Eliot

896

I’m proof against that word failure. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

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


George Eliot

896

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