Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.

I think I dislike what I don’t like more than I like what I like.

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.

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

It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.

Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.

My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.

One can begin so many things with a new person! – even begin to be a better man.

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.

There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.

Those who trust us educate us.

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

/ George Eliot

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