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 George Eliot - “Men's men gentle or simple, they're much of a muchness”
 George Eliot - “I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave”
 George Eliot - “Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us there have been many circulation of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud.”
 T.S. Eliot - “To hear the latest Pole transmit the Preludes, through his hair and fingertips.”
 George Eliot - “Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm”
 Charles Eliot - “The strikebreaker is the hero of American industry.”
 T.S. Eliot - “Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn.”
 T.S. Eliot - “Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow.”
 George Eliot - “One way of getting an idea of our fellow countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures”
 George Eliot - “Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down”
 George Eliot - “Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities”
 George Eliot - “Hear Everything and judge for yourself”
 George Eliot - “It is never to late to be what you might have been”
 George Eliot - “Its never too late to be who you might have been”
 George Eliot - “It is never too late to become what you might have been”
 George Eliot - “. . . it was the last weakness he meant to indulge in and a man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it to-morrow.”
 George Eliot - “I would not creep along the coast but steer Out in mid-sea, by guidance of the stars.”
 George Eliot - “How lovely the little river is, with its dark changing wavelets It seems to me like a living companion while I wander along the bank, and listen to its low, placid voice . . .”
 George Eliot - “Love has a way of cheating itself consciously, like a child who plays at solitary hide-and-seek it is pleased with assurances that it all the while disbelieves.”
 George Eliot - “. . . vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return . . .”
 George Eliot - “. . . what loneliness is more lonely than distrust”
 George Eliot - “There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.”
 George Eliot - “If a man means to be hard, let him keep in his saddle and speak from that height, above the level of pleading eyes, and with the command of a distant horizon.”
 George Eliot - “. . . his soul was sensitive without being enthusiastic it was too languid to thrill out of self-consciousness into passionate delight it went on fluttering in the swampy ground where it was hatched, thinking of its wings and never flying.”
 George Eliot - “There is something strangely winning to most women in that offer of the firm arm the help is not wanted physically at that moment, but the sense of help, the presence of strength that is outside them and yet theirs, meets a continual want of the imagination.”

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