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GEORGE ELIOT
(PSEUDONYM OF MARY ANN EVANS CROSS)
English novelist and poet
(1819 - 1880)
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Maggie and Stephen were in that stage of courtship which makes the most exquisite moment of youth, the freshest blossom-time of passion,--when each is sure of the other's love, but no formal declaration has been made, and all is mutual divination, exalting the most trivial words, the lightest gestures, into thrills delicate and delicious as wafted jasmine scent.
      - [Courtship]

Man cannot choose his duties.
      - [Duty]

Man may content himself with the applause of the world and the homage paid to his intellect, but woman's heart has holier idols.
      - [Devotion]

Mankind is not disposed to look narrowly into the conduct of great victors when their victory is on the right side.
      - [Heroism]

Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.
      - [Sorrow]

Marriage must be a relation either sympathy or of conquest.
      - [Matrimony]

Melodies die out, like the pipe of Pan, with the ears that love them and listen for them.
      - [Music]

Mighty is the force of motherhood! It transforms all things by its vital heat; it turns timidity into fierce courage, and dreadless defiance into tremulous submission; it turns thoughtlessness into foresight, and yet stills all anxiety into calm content; it makes selfishness become self-denial, and gives even to hard vanity the glance of admiring love.
      - [Mothers]

Mirah's was the sort of voice that gives the impression of being meant, like a bird's wooing, for an audience near and beloved.
      - [Voice]

Nature repairs her ravages,--repairs them with her sunshine and with human labor.
      - [Nature]

Nemesis is lame; but she is of colossal stature, like the gods, and sometimes, while her sword is not yet unsheathed, she stretches out her huge left arm and grasps her victim. The mighty hand is invisible, but the victim totters under the dire clutch.
      - [Retribution]

No man can be wise on an empty stomach.
      - [Wisdom]

No man is matriculated to the art of life till he has been well tempted.
      - [Temptation]

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

Nothing at times is more expressive than silence.
      - [Silence]

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
      - [Anticipation]

One couldn't carry on life comfortably without a little blindness to the fact that everything has been said better than we can put it ourselves.
      - [Originality]

One height
  Showed him the ocean, stretched in liquid light,
    And he could hear its multitudinous roar,
      Its plunge and hiss upon the pebbled shore.
      - [Ocean]

One must be poor to know the luxury of living.
      - [Poverty]

"One soweth and another reapeth," is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
      - [Retribution]

One's self-satisfaction is an untaxed kind of property, which it is very unpleasant to find depreciated.
      - [Conceit]

Our deeds are like children born to us; they live and act apart from our own will. Children may be strangled, but deeds never.
      - [Deeds]

Our life is determined for us; and it makes the mind very free when we give up wishing and only think of bearing what is laid upon us and doing what is given us to do.
      - [Fate]

Our selfishness is so robust and many-clutching that, well encouraged, it easily devours all sustenance away from our poor little scruples.
      - [Selfishness]

Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another.
      - [Vanity]


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