It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, Know thyself, and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
More quotes by George Eliot
And when a woman’s will is as strong as the man’s who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
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.
More quotes about Wisdom
In all evils which admits a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes the time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.
The purity men love is like the mists which envelope the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.