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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1228
AUTHOR: George Eliot (1819–80)
QUOTATION: We must not inquire too curiously into motives…. they are apt to become feeble in the utterance: the aroma is mixed with the grosser air. We must keep the germinating grain away from the light.
ATTRIBUTION: GEORGE ELIOT (Mary Ann Evans), Middlemarch, chapter 2, p. 13 (1977). Originally published in 1871–1872.