George Eliot Quotes.

1. "What destroys us most effectively is not a malign fate but our own capacity for self-deception and for degrading our own best self."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

2. "There is one order of beauty which seems made to turn heads. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

3. "It is very hard to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings – much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

4. "Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult....Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings -- much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

5. "When death, the great Reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

6. "Because, dear, trouble comes to us all in this life: we set our hearts on things which it isn't God's will for us to have, and then we go sorrowing; the people we love are taken from us, and we can joy in nothing because they are not with us; sickness comes, and we faint under the burden of our feeble bodies; we go astray and do wrong, and bring ourselves into trouble with our fellow men. There is no man or woman born into this world to whom some of these trials do not fall, and so I feel that some of them must happen to you; and I desire for you, that while you are young you should seek for the strength from your Heavenly Father, that you may have a support which will not fail you in the evil day."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

7. "Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them: they can be injured by us, they can be wounded; they know all our penitence, all our aching sense that their place is empty, all the kisses we bestow on the smallest relic of their presence."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

8. "She hates everything that is not what she longs for."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

9. "Her own misery filled her heart—there was no room in it for other people's sorrow."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

10. "When God makes His presence felt through us, we are like the burning bush: Moses never took any heed what sort of bush it was—he only saw the brightness of the Lord."
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

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