George Eliot quotes

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I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind--the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lo ...
But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the pre ...
It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the "dear deceit" of beauty.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles ... but there is one order of beauty ...
In every parting there is an image of death.
I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's ...
Perspective, as its inventor remarked, is a beautiful thing. What horrors of damp huts, where human beings languish, may not becom ...
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of ...
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