. . . 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.
More Quotes from Thomas Hardy:Believe me, Lost One, Love is lovelier
The more it shapes its moans in selfish-wise.
The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
Never upon me
Had she thrown look of love so thorough-sped!
A well proportioned mind is one which shows no particular bias one of which we may safely say that it will never cause its owner to be confined as a madman, tortured as a heretic, or crucified as a blasphemer. Also, on the other hand, that it will never cause him to be applauded as a prophet, revered as a priest, or exalted as a king. Its usual blessings are happiness and mediocrity.
You was a good man, and did good things.
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An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?