Quotes by George Meredith

Caricature is rough truth.
- George Meredith
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
- George Meredith
Kissing don't last: cookery do!
- George Meredith
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The well of true wit is truth itself.
- George Meredith
Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
- George Meredith
Speech is the small change of silence.
- George Meredith
Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.
- George Meredith
Bring the army of the faithful through.
- George Meredith
She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
- George Meredith
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith
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I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
- George Meredith
The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong.
- George Meredith
Don't just count your years, make your years count.
- George Meredith
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
- George Meredith
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
- George Meredith
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
- George Meredith
I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
- George Meredith
There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.
- George Meredith
Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
- George Meredith
Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!
- George Meredith
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.
- George Meredith
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.
- George Meredith