No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
More quotes by George Eliot
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
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.
More quotes about Wisdom
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
Events can neither be regarded as a series of adventures nor strung on the thread of a preconceived moral. They must obey their own laws.
Does he council you better who bids you, Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money?
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.
In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.