Favorite Quotations George Eliot Wild Muir

"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence." ~ George Eliot


The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.

It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent--like a carrier pigeon.

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

Breed is stronger than pasture.

What do we live for, if it not for helping each other.

Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand; He could not make Antonio Stradivarius' violins wihtout Antonio.

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

The idea of God, so far as it has been a high spiritual influence, is the ideal of a goodness entirely human.

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

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.