If you deliver an opinion at all, it is mere stupidity not to do it with an air of conviction and well-founded knowledge. You make it your own in uttering it, and naturally get fond of it.

George Eliot

George Eliot

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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when the people have made up their mind as they are making it up now, they don’t want a man—they only want a vote.

Looking at the mother, you might hope that the daughter would become like her, which is a prospective advantage equal to a dowry—the mother too often standing behind the daughter like a malignant prophecy—Such as I am, she will shortly be.

I protest against any absolute conclusion.

Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.

One couldn't carry on life comfortably without a little blindness to the fact that everything has been said better than we can put it ourselves.

There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.

The human soul is hospitable, and will entertain conflicting sentiments and contradictory opinions with much impartiality.

Some can be happy.

Sir James paused. He did not usually find it easy to give his reasons: it seemed to him strange that people should not know them without being told, since he only felt what was reasonable.