Home > Authors > E >

George Eliot

1819-1880. British writer.

Books by George Eliot

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

More quotes on Death

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

More quotes on Dreams

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.

More quotes on Love

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.

More quotes on Gossip

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

More quotes on Friendship

Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.

More quotes on Battles

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

More quotes on Language

With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man's past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is not a repented error shaken loose from the life: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavors and the tinglings of a merited shame.

More quotes on Past

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

More quotes on Quarrels

There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.

More quotes on Pride

Advertisment

Advertisment