No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
More quotes by George Eliot
Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
More quotes about Wisdom
Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It’s thin current slides away, but eternity remains.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
I am the flame, electric blue, lightening, razor-like, renewing my spirit. Heart beating in time to the earth’s rhythm and expanse of black ink sky, overreaching eternal. My fingertips spark with seeds of creation, fireworks coloring canvas, beckoned by this light that lifts me.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
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’re gone.
These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks! Where is the country’s champion, the Moore of Moore Hall, to meet him at the Deep Cut and thrust an avenging lance between the ribs of the bloated pest?