"Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."George Eliot on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."George Eliot on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."George Eliot on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."George Eliot on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."George Eliot on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."