For pain must enter into its glorified life of memory before it can turn into compassion.
("Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life")
More Quotes from George Eliot:It is very hard to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike.
The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
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