Thomas Hardy Quotes
Most popular Thomas Hardy Quotes
Some folk want their luck buttered.
A novel is an impression, not an argument.
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
Nothing so stirs a man's conscience or excites his curiosity as a woman's silence.
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone.
I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker.
Persons with any weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
The fundamental error of their matrimonial union: that of having based a permanent contract on a temporary feeling .
Let me enjoy the earth no less Because the all-enacting Might Which fashioned forth its loveliness Had other aims than my delight.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
Today has length, breadth, thickness, color, smell, voice. As soon as it becomes yesterday it is a thin layer among many layers, without substance, color, or articulate sound.
Pessimism (or rather what is called such) is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at all; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed.