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Man, without religion, is the creature of circumstances.

Man, without religion, is the creature of circumstances.

by Thomas Hardy Found in: Circumstance Quotes,
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Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only read more

Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.

by Thomas Hardy Found in: Pessimism Quotes,
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If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- read more

If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!

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Fear is the mother of foresight.

Fear is the mother of foresight.

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A lover without discretion is no lover at all.

A lover without discretion is no lover at all.

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