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GEORGE MEREDITH
English novelist and poet
(1828 - 1909)
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A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
      - [Wit]

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
      - [Winning]

Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harder blows, make acute and balanced observers.
      - [Cultivation]

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
      - [Cynicism]

Among the Diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: "an unusual combination," in the deliberate syllables of one of the writers, who is, however, not disposed to personal irony when speaking of her.
      - Diana of the Crossways
        [Books (First Lines)]

I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man.
      - The Ordeal of Richard Feveral (first page)
        [Women]

"Spiral!" the memorable Lady terms
  Our mind's ascent.
      - The World's Advance,
        in notes to Meredith's "Poetical Works", G.M. Trevelyan says the Lady is Mrs. Browning
        [Progress]


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