Facts about Thomas Hardy

Occup.Novelist
FromEngland
BornJune 2, 1840
DiedJanuary 11, 1928
Aged87 years

Summary

Thomas Hardy was a famous Novelist from England, who lived between June 2, 1840 and January 11, 1928. He/she became 87 years old.

Zodiac:
He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Thomas, under the main topic Family.

Related authors: Robert Browning Hamilton (Writer), Virginia Woolf (Author), Benjamin Britten (Composer)

34 Famous quotes by Thomas Hardy

Small: Some folk want their luck buttered
"Some folk want their luck buttered"
Small: You was a good man, and did good things
"You was a good man, and did good things"
Small: Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel
"Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel"
Small: A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance im
"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible"
Small: Fear is the mother of foresight
"Fear is the mother of foresight"
Small: Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change
"Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change"
Small: The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never ent
"The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes"
Small: The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of on
"The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse"
Small: The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance
"The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible"
Small: The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course
"The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years"
Small: The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him
"The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him"
Small: That mans silence is wonderful to listen to
"That man's silence is wonderful to listen to"
Small: Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction ar
"Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity"
Small: Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons
"Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons"
Small: There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isnt there
"There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there"
Small: There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can e
"There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound"
Small: Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by
"Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art"
Small: Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity
"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity"
Small: Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them
"Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them"
Small: No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure
"No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure"
Small: My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own
"My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own"
Small: My argument is that War makes rattling good history but Peace is poor reading
"My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading"
Small: Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle
"Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle"
Small: It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express
"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs"
Small: If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst
"If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst"
Small: If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone
"If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone"
Small: I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me
"I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence"
Small: I am the family face flesh perishes, I live on
"I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on"
Small: Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it
"Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it"
Small: A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all
"A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all"
Small: Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society and we cant get out of it if we would
"Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would"
Small: Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king
"Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king"
Small: And yet to every bad there is a worse
"And yet to every bad there is a worse"
Small: A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after sh
"A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly"