Hardness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hardness" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Virginia Woolf
“To want and not to have, sent all up her body a hardness, a hollowness, a strain. And then to want and not to have- to want and want- how that wrung the heart, and wrung it again and again!”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Lalita Tademy
“You can't tell how heavy somebody else's load is just from looking. The Lord doesn't give us more than we can carry”
Lalita Tademy, Cane River

Lalita Tademy
“Reaching too deep into something not meant for you is full of pain. Figure out what you can have and work on that”
Lalita Tademy, Cane River

أنيس منصور
“أقسى من القسوة على اناس : ألا تبالي بهم”
أنيس منصور, لحظات مسروقة

Chila Woychik
“Life is flinching in the midst of breathing, gasping at the thought of dying. It’s climbing ropeless up sheer rock faces, groping for the next finger-hole of hope. Steady on! Only a thousand feet to go and after that a jungle, a minefield, a rapids. (Can I stop smiling now?)
Once, not long ago, I was flung off the cliff of the moment, thrust into an illicit relationship with destiny, an affair not of my making. Was I making love or being raped? The lines were fuzzy.”
Chila Woychik, On Being a Rat and Other Observations

“I’m a man of stone - and my hands are not soft enough to brush away, each stray wisp of hair”
John Geddes

Gary Rohrmayer
“A hardness to change reveals a hardness of heart.”
Gary Rohrmayer

Bryant McGill
“Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Laura Kasischke
“It's impossible to imagine my mother like that. I cannot imagine her softened, thawed, decayed, becoming sweeter as she spoils. I imagine her trapped in a mirror instead. A permanent image of her locked into a rectangle of hard brightness, open-eyed.”
Laura Kasischke, White Bird in a Blizzard

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The holiness of the gospel softens the hardness of the heart.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Only hardship softens the hardness of the human heart.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Richard Baxter
“Sirs, so much as your hearts as is empty of Christ and heaven, let it be filled with shame and sorrow, and not with ease (483).”
Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest