George Eliot Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old George Eliot quotes, George Eliot sayings, and George Eliot proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. George Eliot
People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors. George Eliot
People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are. George Eliot
In high vengeance there is noble scorn. George Eliot
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
The right word is always a power, and communicates its definiteness to our action. George Eliot
You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing. George Eliot
The right to rebellion is the right to seek a higher rule, and not to wander in mere lawlessness. George Eliot
It is never too late to be who you might have been. George Eliot
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. George Eliot
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Conscience is harder than our enemies, knows more, accuses with more nicety. George Eliot
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. George Eliot
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would. George Eliot
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us. George Eliot
The strength of the donkey mind lies in adopting a course inversely as the arguments urged, which, well considered, requires as great a mental force as the direct sequence. George Eliot
The days were longer then for time, like money, is measured by our needs, when summer afternoons were spacious, and the clock ticked slowly in the winter evenings. George Eliot
Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly. George Eliot
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. George Eliot
The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome dubious eggs called possibilities. George Eliot
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity. George Eliot
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. George Eliot
What a different result one gets by changing the metaphor! George Eliot
Affection is the broadest basis of a good life. George Eliot
These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. George Eliot
The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another. George Eliot
It is never too late to be what you might have been George Eliot
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. George Eliot