George Meredith Quotes

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!

Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harder blows, make acute and balanced observers.

Nature will force her way, and if you try to stifle her by drowning, she comes up, not the fairest part of her uppermost.

A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.

It is the devil’s masterstroke to get us to accuse him.

Kissing don’t last: cookery do!

Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!

Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life.