Friday, March 27, 2009

Unhistoric Acts...

Her finely touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for 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.

-Middlemarch, by G. Eliot


  1. That's a great quote, Rachel. I needed to copy it to EditPad to read it; my computer doesn't know that font, and it was just a bunch of symbols at first. But it was well worth the copy/paste. Thanks!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
    I changed the font-hope it's readable to all now!