21 Total Quotes

George Gissing Quotes

It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
George Gissing
#British Novelist #Emotions

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously
George Gissing
#Body

Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.
George Gissing
#Money #British Novelist

It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.
George Gissing
#British Novelist #Mankind

Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood... there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them!
George Gissing
#Blood

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.
George Gissing
#British Novelist #Poverty

Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.
George Gissing
#British Novelist #Prophecy

Have the courage of your desire.
George Gissing
#Courage #British Novelist

Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman.
George Gissing
#British Novelist

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice . . .
George Gissing
#Vice

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.
George Gissing
#Books And Reading

For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
George Gissing
#British Novelist

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice.
George Gissing
#British Novelist

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
George Gissing
#British Novelist

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one.
George Gissing
#British Novelist