11 Most Inspiring George Eliot Quotes

Did you know that George Eliot, the famous author of “The Mill on the Floss”,
“Middlemarch” and five other novels was actually a woman named Mary Ann Evans?
One of the reasons she used a male pen name was because female authors of her
time were stereotyped as romance writers and weren’t taken seriously.
Here are some of her quotes which will inspire you and give an insight into the mind
of this strong and independent woman. A woman who stood her ground in spite
of facing extreme criticism from society due to her personal life choices. A woman who stood up for her beliefs, had big dreams and then worked hard to make them come true

She was truly a woman of substance –

 

Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.

“Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.”

 

The darkest night that ever fell upon the earth never hid the light, never put out the stars. It only made the stars more keenly, kindly glancing, as if in protest against the darkness.

“The darkest night that ever fell upon the earth never hid the light, never put out the stars. It only made the stars more keenly, kindly glancing, as if in protest against the darkness.”

 

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”

 

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”

 

Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.

“Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.”

 

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

 

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”

 

Her heart lived in no cherished secrets of its own, but in feelings which it longed to share with all the world.

“Her heart lived in no cherished secrets of its own, but in feelings which it longed to share with all the world.”

 

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.

“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.”

 

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.

“No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.”

 

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

“Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.”

 

 

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