"I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."George Eliot on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."George Eliot on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."George Eliot on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."George Eliot on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."George Eliot on Robert Frost
"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."