"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Thomas Hardy on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Thomas Hardy on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Thomas Hardy on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Thomas Hardy on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Thomas Hardy on Robert Frost
"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."
"I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."