"All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."George Eliot on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."George Eliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."George Eliot on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."George Eliot on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."George Eliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."