Quotes by George Eliot

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.

The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.

And when a woman’s will is as strong as the man’s who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

Wear a smile and have friends wear a scowl and have wrinkles.

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.