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Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

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quotation: George Eliot


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

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Today’s Quotation: George Eliot (1819-1880)


Don’t let us rejoice in punishment, even when the hand of God alone inflicts it. The best of us are but poor wretches, just saved from shipwreck: can we feel anything but awe and pity when we see a fellow-passenger swallowed by the waves?
(From Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot–1858–Book 3–Chapter 22. The story was originally published in 1858 in Blackwood’s Magazine. The first edition of the novel was published in 1910 after she passed away.)
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Today’s Quotation: George Eliot – On Truth and Lie


Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult.

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The above quote comes from “Adam Bede“–Book Two–Chapter XVII–1859. The quote is in the fifth paragraph.

Read the book at: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/507/507-h/507-h.htm#2HCH0017

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