"And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."George Eliot on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."George Eliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."George Eliot on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."George Eliot on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."George Eliot on Ernest Hemingway
"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."