George Meredith

Quotes
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I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. Minorities & Women
Nations at war are wild beasts. War & Peace
The man or the country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The world prefers decorum to honesty. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
We are sons of yesterday, not of the morning. The past is our mortal mother, no dead thing. Our future constantly reflects her to the soul. History
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.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power. Power
Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life! Life
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
Bring the army of the faithful through.
Caricature is rough truth. Truth
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
Don't just count your years, make your years count.
I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Kissing don't last: cookery do!
Memoirs are the backstairs of history. History
Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
Speech is the small change of silence.
The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. Freedom & Liberty
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Death
The well of true wit is truth itself. Truth
There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.