"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."George Eliot on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."George Eliot on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."George Eliot on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."George Eliot on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."George Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"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."