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George Eliot

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Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

— George Eliot

#belief #consists #denying #soul #them

A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.

— George Eliot

#submission #life

Men outlive their love, but they don’t outlive the consequences of their recklessness.

— George Eliot

#infatuation #life

Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.

— George Eliot

#limit #life

I protest against any absolute conclusion.

— George Eliot


Somebody put a drop under a magnifying-glass and it was all semicolons and parentheses.

— George Eliot


People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.

— George Eliot

#neighbors #life

Power of generalizing gives men so much the superiority in mistake over the dumb animals.

— George Eliot

#simplicity #life

I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and mastery. But the most terrible obstacles are such as nobody can see except oneself.

— George Eliot

#self-doubt #life

Self-consciousness of the manner is the expensive substitute for simplicity.

— George Eliot

#materialism #vanity #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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