"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."George Eliot on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."George Eliot on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."George Eliot on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."George Eliot on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."George Eliot on Dalai Lama
"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."