It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.

George Eliot

George Eliot

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

True, he had dreamy visions of possibilities: there is no human being who having both passions and thoughts does not think in consequence of his passions - does not find images rising in his mind which soothe the passion with hope or sting it with dread.

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

Throughout their friendship Deronda had been used to Hans' egotism, but he had never before felt intolerant of it: when Hans, habitually pouring out his own feelings and affairs, had never cared for any detail in return, and, if he chanced to know any, had soon forgotten it.

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.

If we had lost our own chief good, other people's good would remain, and that is worth trying for.

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new.

Souls have complexions too: what will suit one will not suit another.

The gods of the hearth exist for us still; and let all new faith be tolerant of that fetishism, lest it bruise its own roots.

Even when she was speaking, her soul was in prayer reposing on an unseen support.

I have serious things to do now. I have a living to give away.

For we all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts entangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them.

Genius consisting neither in self-conceit nor in humilty, but in a power to making or do, not anything in general, but something in particular.