"I desire no future that will break the ties with the past."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."George Eliot on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."George Eliot on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."George Eliot on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."George Eliot on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."George Eliot on William Shakespeare
"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."