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George Eliot
(1819-1880) born on
Nov 22
English novelist. Mary Ann Evans was the foremost woman novelist of her time, e.g., "Silas Marner," 1861.
         
   
F
It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the 'dear deceit' of beauty.

R
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
A
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
N
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
K
To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Adam Bede," bk. 1, ch. 15, 1859.
R: "Daniel Deronda," bk. 1, ch. 2, 1876.
A: "Daniel Deronda," 1876.
N: "Daniel Deronda," bk. 7, ch. 57, 1876.
K: "Felix Holt, The Radical," ch. 29, 1866.
   


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