George Eliot

Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being. {from "Felix Holt, The Radical," ch. 48, 1866} - George Eliot

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. - George Eliot

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt. - George Eliot

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

But 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. - George Eliot

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.  - George Eliot

I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved. - George Eliot

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. - George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot