top of page

Silas Marner

George Eliot

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Hurt, he'll never be hurt--he's made to hurt other people.”

“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 towards a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's.”

“A man falling into dark waters seeks a momentary footing even on sliding stones.”

“Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.”

“Perfect love has a breath of poetry which can exalt the relations of the least-instructed human beings.”

“A child, more than all other gifts That earth can offer to declining man, Brings hope with it, and forward-looking thoughts." —WORDSWORTH.”

“Even people whose lives have been made various by learning sometimes find it hard to keep a fast hold on their habitual views of life, on their faith in the Invisible - nay, on the sense that their past joys and sorrows are a real experience, when they are suddenly transported to a new land, where the beings around them know nothing of their history, and share none of their ideas - where their mother earth shows another lap, and human life has other forms than those on which their souls have been nourished. Minds that have been unhinged from their old faith and love have perhaps sought this Lethean influence of exile in which the past becomes dreamy because its symbols have all vanished, and the present too is dreamy because it is linked with no memories.”

“When a man turns a blessing from his door, it falls to them as take it in.”

“The dull mind, once arriving at an inference that flatters the desire, is rarely able to retain the impression that the notion from which the inference started was purely problematic.”

“...There's nothing kills a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.”

Except where otherwise noted, all rights reserved to the author(s) of this book (mentioned above). The content of this page serves as promotional material only. If you enjoyed these quotes, you can support the author(s) by acquiring the full book from Amazon.

Book Keywords:

fallacy, education, living-abroad, experience, insult, love, children, travel, assumptions, thinking, exile

bottom of page