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George Eliot’s “Silas Marner” Quotes (4 Quotes)


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  • The Squire's life was quite as idle as his sons', but it was a fiction kept up by himself and his contemporaries in Raveloe that youth was exclusively the period of folly, and that their aged wisdom was constantly in a state of endurance mitigated by sarcasm.
    (George Eliot, "Silas Marner")

  • A man falling into dark waters seeks a momentary footing even on sliding stones.
    (George Eliot, "Silas Marner")

  • Hurt, he'll never be hurt--he's made to hurt other people.
    (George Eliot, "Silas Marner")

  • Selfish- a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their own power of sacrifice.
    (George Eliot, "Silas Marner")


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