"No story is the same to us after a lapse of time or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."George Eliot on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."George Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."George Eliot on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."George Eliot on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."George Eliot on C. S. Lewis
"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."