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Thomas Hardy Quotes and Sayings

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I am the family face; flesh perishes,
I live on.
- Thomas Hardy

Related topics: Family

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

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved,
the inquisition might have let him alone.
- Thomas Hardy

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
- Thomas Hardy

 

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high
in office at a critical moment influences the course
of events for a hundred years.
- Thomas Hardy

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
- Thomas Hardy

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

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My argument is that War makes rattling good history;
but Peace is poor reading.
- Thomas Hardy

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

Some folk want their luck buttered.
- Thomas Hardy

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

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it.
To some men of early performance it is useless.
To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
- Thomas Hardy

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which
the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
- Thomas Hardy

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.
- Thomas Hardy

Fear is the mother of foresight.
- Thomas Hardy

Poetry is emotion put into measure.
The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
- Thomas Hardy

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people
I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
- Thomas Hardy

And yet to every bad there is a worse.
- Thomas Hardy

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.
- Thomas Hardy

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

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings
in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
- Thomas Hardy

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

Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
- Thomas Hardy

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

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own,
and custom is no argument with them.
- Thomas Hardy

Good business leaders create a vision,
articulate the vision, passionately own the vision,
and relentlessly drive it to completion.
- Thomas Hardy

You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.
- Thomas Hardy

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

You was a good man, and did good things.
- Thomas Hardy

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success
in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

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

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
- Thomas Hardy

Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society;
and we can't get out of it if we would.
- Thomas Hardy

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

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

If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
- Thomas Hardy

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.
- Thomas Hardy

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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