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George Meredith
February 12, 1828 - May 18, 1909
Nationality: English
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: English Novelist

Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!


Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.


Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.


Memoirs are the backstairs of history.


The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong.


A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.


The well of true wit is truth itself.


The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.


Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.


Speech is the small change of silence.


Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.


There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.


I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.


A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.


Caricature is rough truth.


The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.


Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.


Kissing don't last: cookery do!


She poured a little social sewage into his ears.


Don't just count your years, make your years count.


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