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.


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

George Eliot

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.     

George Eliot

It's a father's duty to give his sons a fine chance.     

George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.     

George Eliot

Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. Nature, that great tragic dramatist, knits us together by bone and muscle, and divides us by the subtler web of our brains; blends yearning and repulsion; and ties us by our heart-strings to the beings that jar us at every movement.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Say “I love you” to those you love. The eternal silence is long enough to be silent in, and that awaits us all.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

There are many blanks left in the weeks of courtship, which a loving faith fills with happy assurance.     

George Eliot

But 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

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Net the large fish and you are sure to have the small fry.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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.     

George Eliot

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.     

George Eliot

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.     

George Eliot

He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.     

George Eliot