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It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, Know thyself, and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
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George Eliot

British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)

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