87 Total Quotes

Thomas Hardy Quotes

Thomas Hardy
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
Thomas Hardy
#English Novelist #Disappointment

Thomas Hardy
And at home by the fire, whenever you look up, there I shall be - and whenever I look up, there you shall be
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#Fire

Thomas Hardy
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity
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#Courage

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The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
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#English Novelist

Thomas Hardy
It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because marriage is not possible without possession . . .
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#Husband

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A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
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#English Novelist

Thomas Hardy
Fear is the mother of foresight.
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#English Novelist #Fear

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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?
Thomas Hardy
#Faith

Thomas Hardy
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.
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#English Novelist

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

Thomas Hardy
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
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#English Novelist #Immoral

Thomas Hardy
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
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#Feelings #English Novelist

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

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You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.
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#English Novelist

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Unto this wood I came As to a nest; Dreaming that sylvan peace Offered the harrowed ease- Nature a soft release From men's unrest
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#Nature

Thomas Hardy
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
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#English Novelist #Physics

Thomas Hardy
No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
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#Books And Reading

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

Thomas Hardy
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
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#English Novelist

Thomas Hardy
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
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#Learning #English Scientist

Thomas Hardy
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
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#English Novelist #Blindness

Thomas Hardy
Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
Thomas Hardy
#Pessimism