Thomas Hardy Quotes

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.

Thomas Hardy

That long drip of human tears.

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfilment of that hope never entirely removes.

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.

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy

Fear is the mother of foresight.

Thomas Hardy

Once victim, always victimthat's the law!

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy

Some folk want their luck buttered.

Thomas Hardy

With all, the beautiful things of the earth become more dear as they elude pursuit; but with some natures utter elusion is the one special event which will make a passing love permanent for ever.

Thomas Hardy

To discover evil in a new friend is to most people only an additional experience.

Thomas Hardy

A novel is an impression, not an argument; and there the matter must rest.

Thomas Hardy
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