"Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society and we can't get out of it if we would."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Thomas Hardy on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Thomas Hardy on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Thomas Hardy on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Thomas Hardy on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Thomas Hardy on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."