"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."George Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."George Eliot on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."George Eliot on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."George Eliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."George Eliot on Booker T. Washington
"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."