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George Eliot

An election is coming…and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

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Daniel Deronda

The mother’s yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.

The mother’s yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.

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George Eliot

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

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Adam Bede

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?

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Daniel Deronda

A difference of tastes in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

A difference of tastes in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

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George Eliot

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?

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?

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Daniel Deronda

it was so near to me, and her arms were round me, and she sang to me.

I think my life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face: it was so near to me, and her arms were round me, and she sang to me.

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George Eliot

His smile is sweetened by his gravity.

His smile is sweetened by his gravity.

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George Eliot

Certain winds will make men’s temper bad.

Certain winds will make men’s temper bad.

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George Eliot

Sad as a wasted passion.

Sad as a wasted passion.

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George Eliot

Knightly love is blent with reverence

Knightly love is blent with reverence
As heavenly air is blent with heavenly blue.

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George Eliot

Perhaps the wind

Perhaps the wind
Wails so in winter for the summers dead,
And all sad sounds are nature’s funeral cries
For what has been and is not.

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George Eliot

Oh may I join the choir invisible

Oh may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence.

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Adam Bede

It’s but little good you’ll do watering last year’s crops.

It’s but little good you’ll do watering last year’s crops.

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Adam Bede

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.

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Daniel Deronda

gentle or simple, they’re much of a muchness.

Men’s men: gentle or simple, they’re much of a muchness.