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“There are disappointments which wring us, and there are those which inflict a wound whose mark we bear to our graves. Such are so keen that no future gratification of the same desire can ever obliterate them: they become registered as a permanent loss of happiness.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“You ride well, but you don't kiss nicely at all.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“When women are secret they are secret indeed; and more often then not they only begin to be secret with the advent of a second lover.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“So many people make a name nowadays, that it is more distinguished to remain in obscurity.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“Every woman who makes a permanent impression on a man is afterwards recalled to his mind's eye as she appeared in one particular scene, which seems ordained to be her special medium of manifestation throughout all the pages of his memory.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“If I really seem vain, it is that I am only vain in my ways—not in my heart. The worst women are those vain in their hearts, and not in their ways.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“People who have always gone right don't know half as much about the nature and ways of going right as those do who have gone wrong.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“Better to choose a limit capriciously than to have none.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“Decisive action is seen by appreciative minds to be frequently objectless, and sometimes fatal; but decision, however suicidal, has more charm for a woman than the most unequivocal Fabian success.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“And so, though Smith was not at all the man Knight would have deliberately chosen as a friend—or even for one of a group of a dozen friends—he somehow was his friend. Circumstance, as usual, did it all. How many of us can say of our most intimate alter ego, leaving alone friends of the outer circle, that he is the man we should have chosen, as embodying the net result after adding up all the points in human nature that we love, and principles we hold, and subtracting all that we hate? The man is really somebody we got to know by mere physical juxtaposition long maintained, and was taken into our confidence, and even heart, as a makeshift.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“How would you draw the line between women with something and women with nothing in them?”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
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“I want something that makes people strong and energetic for the present, that borrows the strength of to-morrow for use to-day—leaving to-morrow without any at all for that matter; or even that would take all life away to-morrow, so long as it enabled me to get home again now.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“Every woman who makes a permanent impression on a man is usually recalled to his mind's eye as she appeared in one particular scene, which seems ordained to be her special form of manifestation throughout the pages of his memory. As”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
“for unfortunately the person most dogged in the belief in a false reputation is always that one, the possessor, who has the best means of knowing that it is not true.”
Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes

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