Authors - George Eliot

Brief Biography

Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. - Wikipedia

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Quote 686by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
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    Quote 1205by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

    Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
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      Quote 3305by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

      Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
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        Quote 3627by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

        What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
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          Quote 4203by Anonymous on 16/02/2011

          He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
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            Quote 5451by Anonymous on 02/07/2011

            What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
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              Quote 5631by Anonymous on 05/08/2011

              Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
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                Quote 5814by Anonymous on 30/08/2011

                Our deeds are like children that are born to us; they live and act apart from our own will. Nay, children may be strangled, but deeds never: they have an indestructible life both in and out of our consciousness.
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                  Quote 6403by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                  Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
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                    Quote 6510by Anonymous on 23/09/2011

                    Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
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                      Quote 6531by Anonymous on 26/09/2011

                      Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.
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                        Quote 7279by Anonymous on 30/10/2011

                        One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
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                          Quote 7291by Anonymous on 02/11/2011

                          Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision.
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                            Quote 8445by Anonymous on 13/05/2012

                            Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
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                              Quote 9586by Anonymous on 05/08/2012

                              Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
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                                Quote 9782by Anonymous on 23/08/2012

                                Some people did what their neighbors did so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.
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                                  Quote 9933by Anonymous on 02/09/2012

                                  An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
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                                    Quote 11711by Anonymous on 17/01/2013

                                    As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
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                                      Quote 12193by Anonymous on 15/03/2013

                                      It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
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                                        Quote 12339by Anonymous on 30/03/2013

                                        I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
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                                          Quote 12574by Anonymous on 01/05/2013

                                          There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
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                                            Quote 13031by Anonymous on 13/06/2013

                                            I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
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                                              Quote 13613by Anonymous on 09/08/2013

                                              What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life?
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