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Wise, Witty, and Tender Sayings, in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Works ...
Mary Ann Evans
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Pagina 23 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Pagina 109 - We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it, - if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass; the same hips and haws on the autumn's hedgerows; the same redbreasts that we used to call "God's birds," because they did no harm to the precious crops.
Pagina 155 - In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads, them forth gently toward a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's.
Pagina 65 - Look there, now! I can't abide to see men throw away their tools i' that way, the minute the clock begins to strike, as if they took no pleasure i' their work, and was afraid o
Pagina 216 - And you are flying from your debts: the debt of a Florentine woman ; the debt of a wife. You are turning your back on the lot that has been appointed for you — you are going to choose another. But can man or woman choose duties ? No more than they can choose their birthplace or their father and mother. My daughter, you are fleeing from the presence of God into the wilderness.
Pagina 41 - Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. The pencil is conscious of a delightful facility in drawing a griffin — the longer the claws, and the larger the wings, the better • but that marvellous facility, which we mistook for genius, is apt to forsake us when we want to draw a real unexaggerated lion.
Pagina 371 - A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some spot of a native land, where it may get the love of tender kinship for the face of earth, for the labours men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar unmistakable difference amidst the future widening of knowledge...
Pagina 145 - ... birch at one end and the alphabet at th' other. But I should like Tom to be a bit of a scholard, so as he might be up to the tricks o' these fellows as talk fine and write with a flourish.
Pagina 388 - Men can do nothing without the make-believe of a beginning. Even Science, the strict measurer, is obliged to start with a make-believe unit, and must fix on a point in the stars' unceasing journey when his sidereal clock shall pretend that time is at Nought.
Pagina 355 - I shall make you learn my favourite bit from an old poet, — ' Why should our pride make such a stir to be And be forgot ? What good is like to this, To do worthy the writing, and to write Worthy the reading and the world's delight ?' What I want, Rosy, is to do worthy the writing, and to write out myself what I have done. A man must work to do that, my pet.