Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.


George Eliot

896

Death is the king of this world: ’Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.


George Eliot

896

All the learnin’ my father paid for was a bit o’ birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.


George Eliot

896

For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.


George Eliot

896

The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.


George Eliot

896

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.


George Eliot

896

There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.


George Eliot

896

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.


George Eliot

896

You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.


George Eliot

896

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.


George Eliot

896

Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?


George Eliot

896

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.


George Eliot

896

You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.


George Eliot

896

I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.


George Eliot

896

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.


George Eliot

896

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.


George Eliot

896

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.


George Eliot

896

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.


George Eliot

896

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.


George Eliot

896

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.


George Eliot

896

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