George Eliot: Failure in cleaving

“The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.” 

—George Eliot, writer and journalist. 

George Eliot: Moral progress


“My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880).