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A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Humor
George Eliot

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A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
Mothers
George Eliot

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All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Meaning
George Eliot

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Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
Prophecy
George Eliot

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Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Obsession
George Eliot

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Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Animals
George Eliot

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Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
Friends and Friendship
George Eliot

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Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Influence
George Eliot

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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
Facts
George Eliot

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Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid.
Sarcasm
George Eliot

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Breed is stronger than pasture.
Ancestry
George Eliot

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But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Despair
George Eliot

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Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
Motives
George Eliot

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Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Excellence
George Eliot

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Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
Friends and Friendship
George Eliot

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Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
Genius
George Eliot

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Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
Appearance
George Eliot

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Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
Ideas
George Eliot

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Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Action
George Eliot

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Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
Belief
George Eliot

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I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
The future
George Eliot

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I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
Writers and Writing
George Eliot

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I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
Conceit
George Eliot

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In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
Quarrels
George Eliot

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In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
Platitudes
George Eliot

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