"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."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."George Eliot on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."George Eliot on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."George Eliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."George Eliot on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."George Eliot on John Lennon
"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."