"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."George Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."George Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."George Eliot on Theodore Hesburgh
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."George Eliot on William Makepeace Thackeray
"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."George Eliot on Victor Hugo
"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."