We fevered our years not thus:
Take of Life what it grants, without question!
(Night In The Old Home)
More Quotes from Thomas Hardy:The courses of the Victory were absorbed into the main, then her topsails went, and then her top-gallants. She was now no more than a dead flys wing on a sheet of spiders web and even this fragment diminished. Anne could hardly bear to see the end, and yet she resolved not to flinch. The admirals flag sank behind the watery line, and in a minute the very trunk of the last main-mast stole away. The Victory was gone.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
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.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
Ah stirring times we live instirring times.
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.
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