"A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."George Eliot on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."George Eliot on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."George Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."George Eliot on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."George Eliot on Mahatma Gandhi
"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
"You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know."
"The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best."
"There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows."
"I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."