Thomas Hardy Quotes

Thomas Hardy Quotes

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Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings. ~ Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. ~ Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy That shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid. ~ Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy "You, and those like you, take your fill of pleasure on earth by making the life of such as me bitter and black with sorrow; and then it is a fine thing, when you have had enough of that, to think of securing your pleasure in heaven by becoming converted!" ~ Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy To dwellers in a wood almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature. At the passing of the breeze the fir-trees sob and moan no less distinctly than they rock; the holly whistles as it battles with itself; the ash hisses amid its quiverings; the beech rustles while its flat boughs rise and fall. ~ Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy Yet, though love is thus an end in itself, it must be believed to be the means to another end if it is to assume the rosy hues of an unalloyed pleasure. ~ Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy "Good, but not religious--good." ~ Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy "The highest form of affection is based on full sincerity on both sides." ~ Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy "Be a good boy, remember; and be kind to animals and birds, and read all you can." ~ Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy "Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons!" ~ Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

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