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.


It's but little good you'll do a     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Prophecy is the most gratuitous form of error.      

George Eliot

He who rules must fully humor as much as he commands.      

George Eliot

History repeats itself.      

George Eliot

Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult....Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings -- much harder than to say something fine about them which is_not_the exact truth.     

George Eliot

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.      

George Eliot

Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts, not to hurt others.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

One's self-satisfaction is an untaxed kind of property which it is very unpleasant to find deprecated.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

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.     

George Eliot

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

All passion becomes strength when it has an outlet.     

George Eliot

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.     

George Eliot

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.     

George Eliot

If you sit down at set of sun and count the acts that you have done, and, counting, find one self-denying deed, one word that eased the heart of him who heard–one glance most kind, that fell like sunshine where it went–then you may count that day well spent.     

George Eliot

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.     

George Eliot

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.      

George Eliot