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English novelist, essayist, poet and journalist (1819–1880)
Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Like Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, she emerged from provincial England; most of her works are set there. Her works are known for their realism, psychological insight, sense of place and detailed depiction of the countryside.
George Eliot Quotes
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.