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Published on May 19th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Thomas Hardy Quotes: A Man Set Apart From The Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best Thomas Hardy Quotes quotes.

‘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.’

‘Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.’

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

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

Thomas Hardy Quotes Painting By William Strang

‘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.’

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

‘Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can’t get out of it if we would.’

‘You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.’

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

‘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.’

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