Quotation by George Eliot

Of what use, however, is a general certainty that an insect will not walk with his head hindmost, when what you need to know is the play of inward stimulus that sends him hither and thither in a network of possible paths?
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. Daniel Deronda, bk. 3, ch. 25 (1876).
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