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Thomas Hardy Quotes

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

And yet to every bad there is a worse.

Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.

Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.

Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.

Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.

Fear is the mother of foresight.

Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it.

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.

I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.

If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.

My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.