"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Thomas Hardy on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Thomas Hardy on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Thomas Hardy on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Thomas Hardy on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Thomas Hardy on Ronald Reagan
"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."
"I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."