Happy 2016! May this year bring you great health, peace, prosperity and much happiness.
About a year ago, George Eliot showed up as one of my spiritual mentors in 10`4. (There is an article about how this all happened in the 2nd edition of Mags Magazine which will be released soon.) However, since she has been whispering to me all afternoon to publish those 16 quotes… here they are. Enjoy reading and please let me know of your plans for 2016!
About George Eliot:
Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively “Mary Anne” or “Marian”), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot’s life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. (Wikepedia)
2. “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”
3. “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”
4. “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
5. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”
6. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”
7. “It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.”
8. “It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.”
9. “And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.”
10. “Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”
11. “Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.”
12. “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”
13. “Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.”
14. “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”
15. “Don’t judge a book by its cover”
16. “Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”