Thomas Hardy Quotes

11 November 2014

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.

11 November 2014

Some folk want their luck buttered.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

11 November 2014

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Once victim, always victim—that's the law!

11 November 2014

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

11 November 2014

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.