"I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."George Eliot on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."George Eliot on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."George Eliot on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"George Eliot on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."George Eliot on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."