Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
Quote by Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy Quotes
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations...
You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.
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.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving...
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
Had other aims than my delight.
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let...
I have been looking for god for fifty years and I think if he had...
Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met...
A love without indiscretion is no lover at all.
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument...
Fear is the mother of foresight.
You will no longer be afraid, if you stop hoping
I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they (the whites...
Human foresight often leaves its proudest possessor only a choice of evils