George Eliot quote about strength from Middlemarch - For there is no creature whose inward being is so strong that it is not greatly determined by what lies outside it.
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For there is no creature whose inward being is so strong that it is not greatly determined by what lies outside it.
 George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source Middlemarch
Topic strength influences outside
Date 1872
Language English
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“They were the mixed result of young and noble impulse struggling amidst the conditions of an imperfect social state, in which great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion. For there is no creature whose inward being is so strong that it is not greatly determined by what lies outside it. A new Theresa will hardly have the opportunity of reforming a conventual life, any more than a new Antigone will spend her heroic piety in daring all for the sake of a brother's burial: the medium in which their ardent deeds took shape is forever gone.” source

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