"I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Thomas Hardy on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Thomas Hardy on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Thomas Hardy on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Thomas Hardy on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Thomas Hardy on Helen Keller
"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."