"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms."
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."George Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."George Eliot on Winston Churchill
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."George Eliot on Robert A. Heinlein
"Time spent with cats is never wasted."George Eliot on Sigmund Freud
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."George Eliot on Josh Billings
"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."