The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible
Quote by Thomas Hardy
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
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.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to...
Had other aims than my delight.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let...
Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met...
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales...
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far...
The excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people's is,...
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men...
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
Fear is the mother of foresight.
Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving...
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.