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George Eliot

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The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

— George Eliot


We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it.

— George Eliot

#life #world #life

People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.

— George Eliot

#people #truth #life

Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.

— George Eliot

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Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

— George Eliot


A prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions.

— George Eliot

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For we all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts entangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them.

— George Eliot

#thought #life

She was no longer struggling against the perception of facts, but adjusting herself to their clearest perception.

— George Eliot

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If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

— George Eliot

#rage #life

Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand.

— George Eliot

#self #life

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Female authors were publiGeorge Eliotd under their own names during Eliot's life but George Eliot wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880) better known by her pen name George Eliot was an English novelist journalist and translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels including Adam Bede (1859) The Mill on the Floss (1860) Silas Marner (1861) Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876) most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

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