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 greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot
Half the sorrows of women would be averted if they could repress the speech they know to be useless; nay, the speech they have resolved not to make. George Eliot
It's them as take advantage that get advantage in this world. George Eliot
It’s never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot
Deep unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state. George Eliot
Don't seem to he on the lookout for crows, else you'll set other people watching. George Eliot
A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man. George Eliot
Until every good man is brave, we must expect to find many good women timid too timid even to believe in the correctness of their own best promptings, when these would place them in a minority. George Eliot
They say fortune is a woman and capricious. But sometimes she is a good woman, and gives to those who merit. George Eliot
A man is seldom ashamed of feeling that he cannot love a woman so well when he sees a certain greatness in her: nature having intended greatness for men. George Eliot
Among all the many kinds of first love, that which begins in childish companionship is the strongest and most enduring; when passion comes to unite its force to long affection, love is at its spring-tide. George Eliot
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. George Eliot
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. George Eliot
For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities—a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces—a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life. George Eliot
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Hearing a Fourth-of-July orator deliver the Declaration of Independence, a countryman exclaimed: 'He read it very well, but you can't make me believe he ever wrote it!' George Eliot
For there is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and to have recovered hope. George Eliot
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. George Eliot
It is very difficult to be learned; it seems as if people were worn out on the way to great thoughts, and can never enjoy them because they are too tired. George Eliot
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. George Eliot
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. George Eliot
Power of generalizing gives men so much the superiority in mistake over the dumb animals. George Eliot
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. George Eliot
The mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man. George Eliot
Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love that makes life and nature harmonize. George Eliot
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them. George Eliot
It's never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness! George Eliot
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it. George Eliot