George Eliot – 3 quotes, food for thought

March 12, 2013

NPG 669, George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (nÈe Evans)), by Sir Frederic William BurtonFrom wikiquote:

“Those who trust us educate us” (1876)

Wow. It blows my mind! Will it mean what I interpret?

“The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”

We’ve been victims of the Omission War, obliterating vital parts of our Stories. (“History” hurts, really!) So did she also think about this?! About how many valuable people we’ve killed and ignored?

“My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.” Letter to Charles Bray (15 November 1857)

Politics should follow this guiding star thought.


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