Quotation by George Eliot

How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. speaking of the Reverend Walter Tyke in Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 18 (1871).

Real name: Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.
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