Quotes from George Eliot (Marian Evans Cross)

I haven’t been providing quotes lately, but I found my Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations the other day.  I opened it at random and came across these George Eliot quotes that seemed worth sharing:


“There’s no real making amends in the world, any more nor can you mend a wrong subtraction by doing your addition right.”


“It’s but little good you do a-watering the last year’s crops.”


“A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side.”


“It’s them that take advantage that get advantage i’ this world.”


“He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.”


Wish I could write like that.