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Middlemarch

By George Eliot

QUOTATION: To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candour never waited to be asked for its opinion.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 8, ch. 74 (1871).

QUOTATION: ... it is seldom a medical man has true religious views—there is too much pride of intellect.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 31 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: ... farming conservatism, which consisted in holding that whatever is, is bad, and any change is likely to be worse.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 39 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, bk. 5, ch. 44 (1872).

QUOTATION: ...Fielding lived when the days were longer (for time, like money, is measured by our needs).
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 15, 1871-1872.

QUOTATION: ... it is one thing to like defiance, and another thing to like its consequences.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 46 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: ... that softening influence of the fine arts which makes other people’s hardships picturesque ...
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 39 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: ... scepticism ... can never be thoroughly applied, else life would come to a standstill ...
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 23 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: ... the true seeing is within; and painting stares at you with an insistent imperfection.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 19 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 17 (1871-1872).

QUOTATION: Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. “Finale,” bk. 8, Middlemarch (1871).

QUOTATION: ... his rank penetrated them as though it had been an odour.
ATTRIBUTION: George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 58 (1871-1872).

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