Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
More Quotes from Thomas Hardy:And in being forced to class herself among the fortunate she did not cease to wonder at the persistence of the unforeseen, when the one to whom such unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage was she whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
And the spirits of those who were homing Passed on, rushingly, Like the Pentecost Wind.
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
How much I love I know not, life not known,
Save as some unit I would add love by;
But this I know, my being is but thine own--
Fused from its separateness by ecstasy.
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