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George Eliot
George Eliot

Famed novelist and short story author George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans. Born in Warwickshire in the Midlands, Eliot traveled the world after her father died, finally becoming an assistant magazine editor in London. She didn'€™t publish her first book, "€œScenes of Clerical Life," until she was 40. The pseudonym was a necessity, since writing was a male profession in those da…

Date of Birth: November 22, 1819
Date of Death: December 22, 1880


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"It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot
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"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?" George Eliot
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"What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind- the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship." George Eliot
George Eliot's life as related in her letters and journals Volume 1, (1895) pg. 212 Letter to Sara Hennel, in 1852. The line that follows sheds further light. Eliot continues, "...that hsa always been my firm faith about friendship; and now it is in a slight degree my experience." Add Category or Author

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"What is opportunity to the man who can't use it?" George Eliot
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"Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking." George Eliot
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"It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old." George Eliot
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"What makes life dreary is the want of a motive." George Eliot
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"Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite." George Eliot
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"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away." George Eliot
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"She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts." George Eliot
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"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms" George Eliot
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"Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night." George Eliot
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"My childhood was full of deep sorrows -- colic, whooping-cough, dread of ghosts, hell, Satan, and a Deity in the sky who was angry when I ate too much plumcake." George Eliot
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"One must be poor to know the luxury of giving" George Eliot
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"Formerly, his heart had been as a locked casket with its treasure inside; but now the casket was empty, and the lock was broken. Left groping in darkness, with his prop utterly gone, Silas had inevitably a sense, though a dull and half-despairing one, that if any help came to him it must come from without; and there was a slight stirring of expectation at the sight of his fellow-men, a faint consciousness of dependence on their goodwill." George Eliot
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"The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth." George Eliot
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"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined ... to strengthen each other ... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories." George Eliot
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"It's no trifle at her time of life to part with a doctor who knows her constitution" George Eliot
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"There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism." George Eliot
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"Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking" George Eliot
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"It is never to late to be what you might have been" George Eliot
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