"Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."George Eliot on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."George Eliot on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."George Eliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."George Eliot on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."George Eliot on James C. Dobson
"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."