No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
Quote by George Eliot
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Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
I do not believe that any writer has ever exposed this bovaryisme, the human will to see things as they are not, more clearly than Shakespeare.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
Can any man or woman choose duties? No more that they can choose their birthplace, or their father or mother.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
A man is born alone and dies alone and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
With 'Bright Star' and with 'The Piano,' too, I felt a kind of sadness about it being in such a different era, because of my lack of experience with the era. And one of the ways I'd get over it is to remind myself that every film, even if it's contemporary, creates its own world.
Don't knock the weather nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part Do thou but thine, and be not diffident Of wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thou Dismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.