Men thin away to insignificance and oblivion quite as often by not making the most of good spirits when they have them as by lacking good spirits when they are indispensable.
("Far from the Madding Crowd")
More Quotes from Thomas Hardy:Well, what I mean is that I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without having a husband.
Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. 'Now they are all on their knees,' An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearth-side ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in their strawy pen, Nor did it occur to one of us there To doubt they were kneeling then. So fair a fancy few would weave In these years yet, I feel If someone said on Christmas Eve, 'Come see the oxen kneel, In the lonely barton by yonder coomb Our childhood used to know,' I should go with him in the gloom, Hoping it might be so.
Thoroughly convinced of the impossibility of his own suit, a high resolve constrained him not to injure that of another. This is a lover's most stoical virtue, as the lack of it is a lover's most venial sin.
... the cruelty that goes under the barbarous regime we call civilisation.
I need not go Through sleet and snow To where I know She waits for me She will tarry there Till I find it fair, And have time to spare From company.
Love, though added emotion, is substracted capacity
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