(1819-1880) [Mary Ann Evans] English Novelist, Poet
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Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Animals are such agreeable friends, They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.
Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
Prophecy is the most gratuitous form of error.
The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
Those who trust us, educate us.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.