Thomas Hardy Quotations

Thomas Hardy

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

Some folk want their luck buttered.

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.

The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.

Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.

War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.