English Novelist Quotes

825 English Novelist quotes:

"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self."
"Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest."
"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons."
"If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone."
"Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons."
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Immoral Quotes
"Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle."
"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."
"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated."
"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself."
"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
"Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration."
"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it."
"The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years."
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
"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."
"To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart."
"No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else."
"You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them."

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