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.
Quote by Thomas Hardy
Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may...
Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met...
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...
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...
Had other aims than my delight.
Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to...
The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences...
Some folk want their luck buttered.
You was a good man, and did good things.
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and...
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far...
The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars...