"There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."George Eliot on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."George Eliot on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."George Eliot on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."George Eliot on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."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."
"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."
"The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world."