Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Hardy’

Quote of the day, April 13

April 12, 2016

Thomas Hardy, from Jude the Obscure

“Remember that the best and greatest among mankind are those who do themselves no worldly good. Every successful man is more or less a selfish man. The devoted fail.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

September 16, 2015

Thomas Hardy, from Tess of the d’Urbervilles

“She sat down and wrote on the four pages of a note-sheet a succinct narrative of those events.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 14

August 14, 2015

Thomas Hardy, from Far from the Madding Crowd

“Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness.”

Quote of the day, June 2

June 2, 2015

Thomas Hardy, from The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)

“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 18

October 18, 2013

Thomas Hardy, on time

“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2013

Thomas Hardy, from Tess of the d’Urbervilles

“If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2012

Thomas Hardy, on learning

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”