Quotation by George Eliot

Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter- writing.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Letter, June 8, 1856. George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals (1885-1886).
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