Tess Of The D Urbervilles Quotes by Thomas Hardy, Marcus Tullius Cicero and many others.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Did it never strike your mind that what every woman says, some women may feel?
While there’s life, there’s hope.
Never in her life вЂ“ she could swear it from the bottom of her soul вЂ“ had she ever intended to do wrong; yet these hard judgments had come. Whatever her sins, they were not sins of intention, but of inadvertence, and why should she have been punished so persistently?
A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.
O, you have torn my life all to pieces… made me be what I prayed you in pity not to make me be again!
My eyes were dazed by you for a little, and that was all.
This hobble of being alive is rather serious, don’t you think so?
Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks.
Let truth be told – women do as a rule live through such humiliations, and regain their spirits, and again look about them with an interested eye. While there’s life there’s hope is a connviction not so entirely unknown to the “betrayed” as some amiable theorists would have us believe.
Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized.