"The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Thomas Hardy on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Thomas Hardy on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Thomas Hardy on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Thomas Hardy on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Thomas Hardy on Albert Camus
"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."