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 loneliness is more lonely than distrust? George Eliot
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. George Eliot
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. George Eliot
To men who only aim at escaping felony, nothing short of the prisoner's dock is disgrace. George Eliot
Wit is a form of force that leaves the limbs at rest. George Eliot
There's truth in wine, and there may be some in gin and muddy beer; but whether it's truth worth my knowing, is another question. George Eliot
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous. George Eliot
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. George Eliot
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through. George Eliot
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. George Eliot
A good horse makes short miles. George Eliot
Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths. George Eliot
The worst of all hobbies are those that people think they can get money at. They shoot their money down like corn out of a sack then. George Eliot
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins. George Eliot
Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending. George Eliot
Resolve will melt no rocks. But it can scale them. George Eliot
I think any hardship is better than pretending to do what one is paid for, and never really doing it. George Eliot
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. George Eliot
The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities. 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 is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view. George Eliot
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us. George Eliot
Appearances have very little to do with happiness. George Eliot
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life. George Eliot
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. George Eliot
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. George Eliot
We have had an unspeakably delightful journey, one of those journeys which seem to divide one's life in two, by the new ideas they suggest and the new views of interest they open. George Eliot
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. George Eliot
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate. George Eliot