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 loneliness is more lonely than distrust?     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.     

George Eliot

To men who only aim at escaping felony, nothing short of the prisoner's dock is disgrace.     

George Eliot

Wit is a form of force that leaves the limbs at rest.     

George Eliot

There's truth in wine, and there may be some in gin and muddy beer; but whether it's truth worth my knowing, is another question.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.     

George Eliot

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.      

George Eliot

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

A good horse makes short miles.      

George Eliot

Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths.     

George Eliot

The worst of all hobbies are those that people think they can get money at. They shoot their money down like corn out of a sack then.     

George Eliot

Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins.     

George Eliot

Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.     

George Eliot

Resolve will melt no rocks. But it can scale them.     

George Eliot

I think any hardship is better than pretending to do what one is paid for, and never really doing it.      

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.     

George Eliot

Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.     

George Eliot

Appearances have very little to do with happiness.     

George Eliot

There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.     

George Eliot

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

We have had an unspeakably delightful journey, one of those journeys which seem to divide one's life in two, by the new ideas they suggest and the new views of interest they open.     

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.     

George Eliot