Quotes By George Eliot, Middlemarch

I never had any preference for her, any more than I have a preference for breathing.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

If a man has a capacity for great thoughts, he is likely to overtake them before he is decrepit.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

A man's mind must be continually expanding and shrinking between the whole human horizon and the horizon of an object-glass.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Sane people did what their neighbours did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Men outlive their love, but they don t outlive the consequences of their recklessness.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Will was not without his intentions to be always generous, but our tongues are little triggers which have usually been pulled before general intentions can be brought to bear.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Modesty, not temper.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

One s self-satisfaction is an untaxed kind of property which it is very unpleasant to find deprecated.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

George Eliot, Middlemarch

He has got no good red blood in his body, said Sir James.No. Somebody put a drop under a magnifying glass, and it was all semicolons and parentheses, said Mrs. Cadwallader.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Doubtless some ancient Greek has observed that behind the big mask and the speaking-trumpet, there must always be our poor little eyes peeping as usual and our timorous lips more or less under anxious control.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

But a good wife a good unworldly woman may really help a man, and keep him more independent.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

A prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Power of generalizing gives men so much the superiority in mistake over the dumb animals.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Sane people did what their neighbors did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

I don't see how a man is to be good for much unless he has some one woman to love him dearly.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and mastery. But the most terrible obstacles are such as nobody can see except oneself.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

It is just that I don t know how I could live without the hope of her. It would be like learning to live with wooden legs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Fear was stronger than the calculation of probabilities.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

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

George Eliot, Middlemarch

How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts?

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Self-consciousness of the manner is the expensive substitute for simplicity.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

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