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Thomas Hardy Quotes

(1840-1928), British Novelist, Poet

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

Category: Respectability

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

Category: Responsibility

Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.

Category: Royalty

Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be -- and the non-necessity of it.

Category: Science And Scientists

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.

Category: Silence

Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.

Category: Slang

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

Category: Surprises

Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.

Category: Swearing

Once victim, always victim -- that's the law!

Category: Victims

Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight.

Category: World