1819 – 1880
Who was George Eliot?
George Eliot is a writer.
- 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
- Also known as
- Marian Evans
- Mary Anne Evans
- Mary Ann Evans
- Mary Anne Cross
- Royal Holloway, University of London
- Dec 22, 1880
- Resting place
- Highgate Cemetery
on July 23, 2013
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