Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

British writer and poet

Lived from: 1840-1928

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Thomas Hardy

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    Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
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    A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.
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    A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
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    Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
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    Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
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    Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.
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    Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.
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    Goodbye is not worth while.
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    I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.
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    If all hearts were open and all desires known - as they would be if people showed their souls - how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!
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    If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
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    It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
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    Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight.
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    Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
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    My argument is that war makes rattling good history; but peace is poor reading.
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