George Henry Lewes — English Philosopher born on April 18, 1817, died on November 28, 1878

George Henry Lewes was an English philosopher and critic of literature and theatre. He became part of the mid-Victorian ferment of ideas which encouraged discussion of Darwinism, positivism, and religious scepticism. However, he is perhaps best known today for having openly lived with Mary Ann Evans, who wrote under the pen-name George Eliot, as soulmates whose life and writings were enriched by their relationship, despite never marrying... (wikipedia)

Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.
Personal experience is the basis of all real Literature.
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.