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 two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life ... to strengthen each other ... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.     

George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life? (There) to strengthen each other (and) to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.     

George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.     

George Eliot

How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends!      

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Effective magic is transcendent nature.     

George Eliot

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid.     

George Eliot

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.     

George Eliot

Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.     

George Eliot

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.     

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

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life? They are there to strengthen each other and to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.     

George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.     

George Eliot

It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.     

George Eliot

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.     

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

It cuts one sadly to see the grief of old people; they've no way o' working it off; and the new spring brings no new shoots out on the withered tree.     

George Eliot

The soul of man, when it gets fairly rotten, will bear you all sorts of poisonous toad-stools, and no eye can see whence came the seed thereof.     

George Eliot

It is seldom that the miserable can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.     

George Eliot

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.     

George Eliot

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.     

George Eliot