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.
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
I've been called one of the hardest bargainers who ever held out, and I'm proud of it.ty cobb
But the waiting time, my brothers,Is the hardest time of all.sarah doudney
Hasn’t there … been a little too much zeal in our reproof of children and friends for yielding to the temptations we ourselves find it most difficult to resist? We punish where we can least afford to sympathize. Of all the horrors of the daily news, it seems hardest to imagine the kind of cruelty that is intensified by the pain of its victims, but whenever we feel sympathy would weaken us, we are a little closer to the torturer.james richardson
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.lydia maria child
Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it.hillary clinton
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.Eric Hoffer
A great revolution is hardest of all on the great revolutionists.Randall Jarrell
Proper eating is the hardest thing in life.
Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two!Richard Brinsley Sheridan
A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
Of all the actors and actresses I've ever worked with, the hardest worker is Fred Astaire. He behaved like he was a young man whose whole destiny depended on being successful in his first film. He rehearses between takes, after takes - there's no limit to his professionalism.