diamond is the hardest natural substance known. It is formed deep in the mantle, and is only brought to the surface via kimberlite pipes, lamprophyres , eclogites and other rocks that originate deep within the mantle . It is also found in alluvial deposits, along with quartz , corundum , zircon and other minerals , derived from such rocks, and in certain meteorites .
To be a gentleman does not depend upon the tailor or the toilet. Good clothes are not good habits. A gentleman is just a gentle-man, — no more, no less; a diamond polished, that was first a diamond in the rough.william croswell doane
Lost — Yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.horace mann
It is no more easy to make a good picture than it is to find a diamond or a pearl. It means trouble and you risk your life for it.vincent van gogh
Admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Many deceptive preachers, when critically examined, turn out to be false.kabir
As diamond cuts diamond, and one hone smooths a second, all the parts of intellect are whetstones to each other; and genius, which is but the result of their mutual sharpening, is character too.
Is not a diamond that flashes all its colours into the heart of a poet as useful as the diamond with which the glazier divides the sheet of glass into panes of our windows ?
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the lustre of it will never appear.Daniel Defoe
Iamall atonce what Christ is, sincehewaswhat Iam, and This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchwood, immortal diamond, Is immortal diamond.gerard manley hopkins
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.confucius
I am all at once what Christ is, ' since he was what I am, and This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, ' patch, matchwood, immortal diamond, Is immortal diamond.gerard manley hopkins
For John Howard to get to any high moral ground he would have to first climb out of the volcanic hole he's dug for himself over the last decade. You know, it's like one of those deep diamond mined holes in South Africa, you know, they're about a mile underground. He'd have to come a mile up to get to even equilibrium, let alone have any contest in morality with Kevin Rudd.paul keating
I see how thine eye would emulate the diamond: thou hast the right archèd beauty of the brow.william shakespeare
Eyes, that displaces The neighbor diamond, and out-faces That sun-shine by their own sweet graces.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
I thought of the soul as resembling a castle , formed of a single diamond or a very transparent crystal , and containing many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.
Since Great Britain has such an important interest in the diamond industry, the royal couple could be of tremendous assistance to this British industry by wearing diamonds rather than other jewels. A new type of art was devised ... and a new color, diamond blue, was created and used in these campaigns.N.W. Ayer
The substantial diamond gift can be made a more widely sought symbol of personal and family success -- an expression of socio-economic achievement.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
He who owns this diamond [[Koh-I-Noor] will own the world , but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God , or a woman , can wear it with impunity.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Techniques employ four qualities that reflect the nature of our world . Depending on the circumstance, you should be: hard as a diamond, flexible as a willow , smooth-flowing like water , or empty as space .
The diamond has been always esteemed by the ancients the rarest stone, and the most precious of all, either for its hardness, its fine brilliancy, its water, or its virtues.... it calms anger and foments love between man and wife, and is therefore called the stone of reconciliation .
diamond is the hardest, natural susbstance known to man, with a top count of 10 to match the sun ’s given number. Its name is derived from the Greek word adamas, meaning “ Invincible ” or Unbrekable, its structure is ultra-complex, and its atomic composition is held together by powerful bonding.
In the opinion of gemologists , the yellow diamond is coloured by nitrogen impurity, which according to Scientists was gifted to our solar system by the incarnation of a once massive Star over ten times the size of our Sun more than a few billion years ago.
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