Quote by George Eliot
It is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium.
This quote suggests that our deepest convictions and beliefs often rely on subtle feelings or impressions that cannot be adequately expressed or communicated through words alone. Experienced individuals understand that there are certain aspects of our beliefs and convictions that go beyond language, and are best understood through internal experiences or intuition. Words, being a limited and imperfect medium, are unable to capture the intricate nuances and depth of our convictions, which often rest on intangible, subtle elements of our consciousness.
Kill me then,' panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt. 'Kill me like you killed him, you coward-'DON'T-' screamed Snape, and his face was suddenly demented, inhuman, as though he was in as much pain as the yelping, howling dog stuck in the house behind them- 'CALL ME A COWARD!
O, thou hast damnable iteration, and art, indeed, able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done much harm upon me, Hal; God forgive thee for it! Before I knew thee, Hal, I knew nothing; and now am I, if a man should speak truly, little better than one of the wicked. I must give over this life, and I will give it over; by the Lord, an I do not, I am a villain: I'll be damn'd for never a king's son in Christendom.Falstaff speaking to Prince Henry