George Eliot biography

George Eliot

Novelist, Author

1819 – 1880


Who was George Eliot?

George Eliot is a writer.

Famous Quotes:

  • Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
  • Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
  • The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
  • Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
  • No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
  • Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
  • Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
  • It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, Know thyself, and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
  • The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.
  • A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.


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Nov 22, 1819
Arbury Hall
Also known as
  • Marian Evans
  • Mary Anne Evans
  • Mary Ann Evans
  • Mary Anne Cross
  • Agnosticism
  • England
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
Dec 22, 1880
Cheyne Walk
Resting place
Highgate Cemetery

on July 23, 2013

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