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By George Eliot
QUOTATION: To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an
early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a
cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and
a robust candour never waited to be asked for its opinion.
QUOTATION: ... it is seldom a medical man has true religious viewsthere
is too much pride of intellect.
QUOTATION: ... farming conservatism, which consisted in holding that
whatever is, is bad, and any change is likely to be worse.
QUOTATION: What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
QUOTATION: ...Fielding lived when the days were longer (for time, like
money, is measured by our needs).
QUOTATION: ... it is one thing to like defiance, and another thing to
like its consequences.
QUOTATION: ... that softening influence of the fine arts which makes
other peoples hardships picturesque ...
QUOTATION: ... scepticism ... can never be thoroughly applied, else life
would come to a standstill ...
QUOTATION: ... the true seeing is within; and painting stares at you
with an insistent imperfection.
QUOTATION: One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
QUOTATION: Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great
faith the aspect of illusion.
QUOTATION: ... his rank penetrated them as though it had been an odour.