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Hardy, Thomas
Born: 1840-06-02
Died: 1928-01-11

English novelist and poet.

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was a novelist and poet, generally regarded as one of the greatest figures in English literature.

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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.
- Thomas Hardy

Some folk want their luck buttered.
- Thomas Hardy

Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
- Thomas Hardy

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
- Thomas Hardy

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
- Thomas Hardy

Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
- Thomas Hardy

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
- Thomas Hardy

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Thomas Hardy

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
- Thomas Hardy

 


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