The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
Quote by George Eliot
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It is easy to say how we love new friends and what we think of them but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
Speech is but broken light upon the depth of the unspoken.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
Can any man or woman choose duties? No more that they can choose their birthplace, or their father or mother.
Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still.
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech-one does not, at least, hear how inadequate the words are.
There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite.
There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I've realized that it's time for me to show my audience that you don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.
I like women, but you can't always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog's name and then I asked, 'Does he bite?' and she said, 'No.' And I said, 'So how does he eat?' Liar!
Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships, and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it's necessary.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.