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.

George Eliot (1819-1880) English novelist [pseud. of Mary Ann Evans]
Middlemarch (1871)

(last sentence of the book)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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