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Middlemarch

By George Eliot

QUOTATION: ... people are almost always better than their neighbours think they are.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 72 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: She was ... apt to be a little severe towards her own sex, which in her opinion was framed to be entirely subordinate.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 24, 1871-1872.

QUOTATION: Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Dorothea, in Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 22 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbours.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 72 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: In all failures, the beginning is certainly the half of the whole.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 31 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: We are all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire ...
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 34 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: ... we all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts entangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them ...
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 10 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. “Finale,” bk. 8, Middlemarch (1871).

QUOTATION: Solomon’s Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendos.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 3, ch. 31 (1871).

QUOTATION: ... despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 47 (1871-1872).

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