"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Thomas Hardy on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Thomas Hardy on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Thomas Hardy on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Thomas Hardy on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."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."