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Thomas Hardy Quotes

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'A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.'

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

'And yet to every bad there is a worse.'

'Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.'

'Fear is the mother of foresight.'

'Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it.'

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

'If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone'

'My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.'

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

'Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.'

'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.'

'Some folk want their luck buttered'

Born in Dorchester, Dorset
Died in Dorchester, Dorset
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