Thomas Hardy Quotes


41 Thomas Hardy quotes:



"Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle."
"You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them."
"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity."
"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
"Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity."
"Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it."
"My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own."
"Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change."
"The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible"
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"And at home by the fire, whenever you look up, there I shall be - and whenever I look up, there you shall be"
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there."
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Blindness Quotes
"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity"
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"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 offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years."
"Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them."
"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."
"A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms."
"The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
"The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse."
"What of the faith and fire within us / Men who march away / Ere the barncocks say / Night is growing gray, / Leaving all that here can win us?"
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: Faith Quotes



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