Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
Quote by George Eliot
Click on the picture of
George Eliot quote
you want to see a larger version.
George Eliot Quotes
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.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
We ust find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
To judge wisely, we must know how things appear to the unwise.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
I became famous, I think, really because of the interpretation of other people's songs, way back when, and that's what I enjoy the most. And I'm a lazy bugger.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.
I think a good relationship is about collaboration.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.