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The Mill on the Floss
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  • "Ah, and get his eddication done the sooner; they can’t learn much at a time when there’s so many of ’em," said uncle Pullet, feeling that he was getting quite an insight into this difficult matter.
  • No, I am not; but love gives insight, Maggie, and insight often gives foreboding.
  • No, I am not; but love gives insight, Maggie, and insight often gives foreboding.
  • A pause; during which Minny is stroked again, but has sufficient insight not to be grateful for it, to growl rather.
  • Here, then, was a secret of life that would enable her to renounce all other secrets; here was a sublime height to be reached without the help of outward things; here was insight, and strength, and conquest, to be won by means entirely within her own soul, where a supreme Teacher was waiting to be heard.
  • All people of broad, strong sense have an instinctive repugnance to the men of maxims; because such people early discern that the mysterious complexity of our life is not to be embraced by maxims, and that to lace ourselves up in formulas of that sort is to repress all the divine promptings and inspirations that spring from growing insight and sympathy.
  • …maxims is the popular representative of the minds that are guided in their moral judgment solely by general rules, thinking that these will lead them to justice by a ready-made patent method, without the trouble of exerting patience, discrimination, impartiality,—without any care to assure themselves whether they have the insight that comes from a hardly earned estimate of temptation, or from a life vivid and intense enough to have created a wide fellow-feeling with all that is human.

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  • The book is full of insight on human nature.
  • The study offers further insight into the Palestinian situation.

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