Thomas Hood was an acclaimed English poet, humorist and author. He, like many of his contemporaries, was born in a humble family and had to face hardships as a child. He started earning his own bread at a tender age of 14 which led to various health problems and he had to move to Scotland where he studied engraving. His interest in writing helped him publish a few poems. He further served as the sub-editor of the London Magazine and was surrounded by some of the future popular writers. This newly found literary circle helped him sharpen his talent as a writer. He went on to publish his first volume titled ‘Odes and Addresses’. He soon gained reputation as a humorist which although brought him fame but restricted a few of his books from becoming successful. All through his career, he wrote various books to enhance his reputation. Here is a collection of quotations and sayings by the acclaimed writer which have been scanned from the vast sea of his work. Let us browse through some of the most fascinating quotes and thoughts by Thomas Hood that will not only inspire you but will also give you your share of laughter.
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.