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Thomas Hood Quotes

"A moment's thinking is an hour in words."

"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!"

"But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!"

"My books kept me from the ring, the dog-pit, the tavern, and the saloon."

"A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled."

"Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold."

"Oh, God! that bread should be so dear! And flesh and blood so cheap!"

"There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty."

"I don't set up for being a cosmopolite, which to any mind signifies being polite to every country except your own."

"Never go to France - unless you know the lingo, if you do like me, you will repent by jingo."

"Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther."

"That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself."

"There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid."

"Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime."

"The best of friends fall out, and so his teeth had done some years ago."

"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence."

"To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind."

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