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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.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

To manage men, one ought to have a sharp mind in a velvet sheath.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 31 Dec 1857 (published in George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, 1900
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: Letter, 11 Sep 1871.
K: Mr. Lyon, in Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 13 (1866).

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