George Eliot about generosity (“Middlemarch”, 1872) - Doubtless this persistence was the best course for his own dignity: but pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.
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Doubtless this persistence was the best course for his own dignity: but pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.
 George EliotMiddlemarch (1872). copy citation

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