"If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Thomas Hardy on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Thomas Hardy on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Thomas Hardy on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Thomas Hardy on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Thomas Hardy on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"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."
"I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."