Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Perfect love has a breath of poetry which can exalt the relations of the least-instructed human beings. – George Eliot
Most of us who turn to any subject with love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first […]
It is very difficult to be learned; it seems as if people were worn out on the way to great thoughts, and can never enjoy them because they are too tired. – George Eliot
Everybody liked better to conjecture how the thing was, than simply to know it; for conjecture soon became more confident than knowledge, and had a more liberal allowance for the incompatible. – George Eliot
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. – George Eliot
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. – George Eliot