In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.
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 .
Embarrassment is the greatest teacher, but since its lessons are exactly those we have tried hardest to conceal from ourselves, it may teach us, also, to perfect our self-deception.james richardson
It was the unemployment that was the hardest to bear. The jobless millions were like an embolism in the nation's vital circulation; and while their indisputable existence argued more forcibly than any text that something was wrong with the system, the economists wrung their hands and racked their brains and called upon the spirit of Adam Smith, but could offer neither diagnosis or remedy.robert heilbroner
One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq with the war on terror.george w. bush
"I have just done one of the hardest tasks I have ever had to do. I have had to condemn to death one of the finest characters I have ever come across. There must be something very wrong in the state of things that makes a man like that a rebel. I don't wonder that his pupils adored him."patrick pearse
But the waiting time, my brothers, Is the hardest time of all.sarah doudney
And bear unmov'd the wrongs of base mankind, The last, and hardest, conquest of the mind.
The sweetest life is to be ever making sacrifices for Christ; the hardest life a man can lead on earth, the most full of misery, is to be always doing his own will and seeking to please himself.edward bickersteth
The thing about The Dubliners is - line'em up, the hardest rock'n'roll bands in the world, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Oasis, Nirvana, U2 - we're all a bunch of girls next to The Dublinersbono
To be true to oneself is the hardest test of life.sri chinmoy
The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet. It'd be night and day—wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. So you just have to say, "All right, I'll take it, bring it on."george clooney
In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.george r. r. martin
Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.wilson mizner
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.james russell lowell
Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you're worthy of the trip.glenn beck
The Chancellor has delivered his first budget but it's the same old Tories ; hitting hardest at those who can least afford it and breaking their promises. This is true to form for the Tories, but it includes things that the Liberal Democrats have always fought against. Surely they cannot vote for this.harriet harman
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.Eric Hoffer
Of all the groups that sometimes claim to own your life, family is the hardest to defend your individual sovereignty from.l. neil smith
Following Korzybski , I put things in probabilities, not absolutes ... My only originality lies in applying this zetetic attitude outside the hardest of the hard sciences, physics , to softer sciences and then to non-sciences like politics , ideology , jury verdicts and, of course, conspiracy theory .robert anton wilson
Often, the first step in setting a boundary is the hardest one: saying no. For many of us, we fear that if we don’t take responsibility for the consequences of those we love, everything will fall apart.
The sweetest life is to be ever making sacrifices for Christ; the hardest life a man can lead on earth, the most full of misery, is to be always doing his own will and seeking to please himself.
This was her finest role and the hardest one to play. Choosing between heaven and a ridiculous fidelity, preferring oneself to eternity or losing oneself in God is the age-old tragedy in which each must play his part.Albert Camus