My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
Quote by Thomas Hardy
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly...
Some folk want their luck buttered.
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been...
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving...
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men...
You was a good man, and did good things.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of...
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let...
Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations...
Fear is the mother of foresight.
Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met...
Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars...
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
And yet to every bad there is a worse.
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.