Thomas Hardy Quotes


41 Thomas Hardy quotes:



"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 the family face; flesh perishes, I live on."
"The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes."
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Disappointment Quotes
"The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible"
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"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity"
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs."
"Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons."
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Immoral Quotes
"The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years."
"A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all."
"Fear is the mother of foresight."
"There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound."
"You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them."
"Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them."
"Some folk want their luck buttered."
"The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job."
"And yet to every bad there is a worse."
"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity."
"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs."
"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."



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