A Quote by George Eliot on happiness, heart, and women

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Deronda's mother, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 7, ch. 51 (1876), on society's expectations of women.

Contributed by: Zaady