Quotes by George Eliot

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.

I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.