"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."George Eliot on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."George Eliot on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."George Eliot on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."George Eliot on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."George Eliot on George Bernard Shaw
"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."