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 Page 2
We must not sit still and look for miracles up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.