"Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society and we can't get out of it if we would."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Thomas Hardy on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Thomas Hardy on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Thomas Hardy on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Thomas Hardy on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Thomas Hardy on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone."
"Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art."
"Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change."
"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity."