Top 10 Quotes by George Eliot

George Eliot

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

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

He was at a starting point which makes many a man's career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose. . . .

George Eliot
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
George Eliot

Resolve will melt no rocks. But it can scale them.

George Eliot
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
George Eliot

... when one's outward lot is perfect, the sense of inward imperfection is the more pressing.

George Eliot
Looking at your life as a debt may seem the dreariest view of things at a distance; but it cannot really be so. What makes life dreary is the want of motive; but once beginning to act with the penitential, loving purpose you have in your mind, there will be unexpected satisfactions--there will be newly-opening needs--continually coming to carry you on from day to day. You will find your life growing like a plant.
George Eliot

Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.

George Eliot
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.