"There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."George Eliot on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."George Eliot on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."George Eliot on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."George Eliot on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."George Eliot on Winston Churchill
"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."