"Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Thomas Hardy on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Thomas Hardy on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Thomas Hardy on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Thomas Hardy on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."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."
"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."