Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
Quote by Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy Quotes
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure...
My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and...
Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending...
Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may...
You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations...
Fear is the mother of foresight.
Some day my boat will come in, and with my luck I'll be at the...
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men...
The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars...
No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
A love without indiscretion is no lover at all.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that...
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain