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#1. Government has hardened into a tyrannical monopoly, and the human race in general becomes as absolutely property as beasts in the plow. - Author: John Dickinson
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#2. Our universities should produce good criticism; they do not or, at best, they do so only as federal prisons produce counterfeit money: a few hardened prisoners are more or less surreptitiously continuing their real vocations. - Author: Randall Jarrell
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#3. Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened and empty of life, or else they are just clever word-games, in which one view wins today, and tomorrow the opposite view. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#4. Do you believe your heart to be, indeed, so hardened, that you can look without emotion on the suffering, to which you would condemn me? - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#5. They were young and gay and the femininity of their teenage years had only recently hardened into the muscle of a competitive sexual economy. Their muscles met the demands of the city, and the city met the demands of their muscles. - Author: Christopher Bollen
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#6. Wherever the human mind is healthy and vigorous in all its proportions, great in imagination and emotion no less than in intellect, and not overborne by an undue or hardened pre-eminence of the mere reasoning faculties, there the grotesque will exist in full energy. - Author: John Ruskin
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#7. I had a choice: to quail, or to harden.

I hardened. - Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
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#8. We live in a world populated by structures - a complex mixture of geological, biological, social, and linguistic constructions that are nothing but accumulations of materials shaped and hardened by history - Author: Manuel De Landa
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#9. If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry. - Author: Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
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#10. Che is transformed into a hardened symbol of resistance, a symbol of the fight for what is just, of passion, of the necessity of being fully human, multiplied infinitely in the ideals and weapons of those who struggle. This is what the front men and their omnipotent handlers fear. - Author: Ernesto Che Guevara
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#11. Without her glasses Vivian did look a little frightening. She had tight sinewy strappy muscles and a face that was hardened and almost brutal - a face that might have been chiseled by a sculptor who had fallen out of love with the idea of beauty. - Author: Brian Morton
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#12. Like hatred, guilt can't be locked in the silence of forgetting, without taking part of your soul with it. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#13. Raindrops fall from clouds of gray.
The fragile flowers grow.
Teardrops seem all I can say.
They speak of endless woe.
Your fingers wipe my grief away.
A seed of love you sow.
A hardened heart reverts to clay.
You mold my love just so. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#14. Kids have to be tough to survive on the streets of Kathmandu, where older gang members often beat and rob them. They face cold winters, hunger, homelessness, and unsympathetic police. But under each hardened shell there is still a child. - Author: Craig Kielburger
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#15. I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all the time the casualty results because you get hardened to these things and you have to be very careful to keep them always in the forefront of your mind. - Author: George C. Marshall
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#16. If I were your enemy, I'd use every opportunity to bring old wounds to mind, as well as the people, events, and circumstances that caused them. I'd try to ensure that your heart was hardened with anger and bitterness. Shackled through unforgiveness. - Author: Priscilla Shirer
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#17. Not all the labour of the earth Is done by hardened hands. - Author: Will Carleton
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#18. Publishers are humane men, and rarely commit crimes. Authors, however, are a hardened set, who usually perpertrate a felony every time they issue a book. - Author: Robert Barr
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#19. The schoolhouse, on this sunlit morning, has begun to take on the scent of girls with wind-blown hair, with seeds in their pockets, with road-hardened feet. - Author: Karen Hesse
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#20. They were few, but they were hardened in fire. They had been cast out and many would hunger as he did: for a tribe, and for a chance to strike back at a world that had abandoned them.
"It is begun here," Temujin whispered. "I have had enough of hiding. Let them hide from me. - Author: Conn Iggulden
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#21. It had never occurred to him that the body of a woman of fifty, blown up to monstrous dimensions by childbearing, then hardened, roughened by work til it was coarse in the grain like an overripe turnip, could be beautiful. But is was so, and after all, he thought, why not? - Author: George Orwell
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#22. I'm not going to be hardened by these people, to these things, I'm not going to let them destroy my feelings or my emotions. - Author: Pete Doherty
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#23. He'd have to keep a careful watch on her once the polemen came ashore. These free-spirited Frenchmen, whom he liked well enough, became absolute devils when drunk, their antics so spectacularly sinful they made his most hardened soldiers blush. - Author: Laura Frantz
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#24. Day after day, throughout the winter,
We hardened ourselves to live by bluest reason
In a world of wind and frost ... - Author: Wallace Stevens
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#25. Harden our hearts to the innocents in the womb, and we have hardened our hearts to the need for compassion, and mercy, and fellow-feeling, and charity, and decency in this world. - Author: Alan Keyes
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#26. So much of democracy is built on antagonism. It institutionalizes a certain kind of antagonism. This is not to say that we shouldn't have any democracy, but the fact is that democracy has hardened political identities and made them more violent. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#27. All the angry, blood thirsty needs headed rapidly south. My cock tightened, thickened, hardened. Bare skin. Bare breasts. Bare everything. - Author: Pepper Winters
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#28. I am told that the proximity of punishment arouses real repentance in the criminal and sometimes awakens a feeling of genuine remorse in the most hardened heart; I am told this is due to fear. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#29. He felt like a green-as-grass PFC from Dubuque, Iowa, trading banter with the hardened South Vietnamese regular attached to his unit. "So, - Author: Lev Grossman
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#30. But those days of being too terrified to move or breathe were left behind in my childhood. I've been through too much and it has hardened some primal part of me that no longer panics. - Author: Patricia Cornwell
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#31. Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life. - Author: Jeanne Achterberg
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#32. I have been writing in spurts, bit by bit. It is incredibly difficult. Everything is corroded, broken, dismantled; everything is covered with hardened layers of accumulated insensitivity, deafness, entrenched routine. It is disgusting. - Author: Boris Pasternak
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#33. The strongest iron, hardened in the fire, most often ends in scraps and shatterings. - Author: Sophocles
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#34. Jacey's eyes hardened. She did not appreciate reality coming along and snapping her thong. - Author: Sarah-Kate Lynch
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#35. Not yet hardened, many young die good. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#36. Hardened round us, encasing wholly every notion we form is a wrapping of traditions, hearsay's, and mere words. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#37. I only take on hardened criminals," George said. "A woman on a rampage is way beyond my skills. - Author: Anonymous
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#38. And the west, encumbered by crippling alliances, and hardened with a morality too rigid to accommodate itself to the swing of events, must ... eventually ... fall. - Author: Edward Albee
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#39. V poured himself some Goose and sat down on the bed. The rack was covered with hardened wax, blood, her arousal, and the results of his orgasms. It had been a messy session. But the acceptable ones always were. He - Author: J.R. Ward
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#40. Peasants are a rude lot, and hard: life has hardened their hearts, but they are thick and awkward only in appearance; you have to know them. No one is more sensitive to what gives man the right to call himself a man: good-heartedness, bravery and virile brotherhood. - Author: Jacques Roumain
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#41. My mouth had sought his, and his had grown as eager as mine. There was no fairy-tale music, but there was something there. And it had quickly hardened against my thigh. - Author: Alice Clayton
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#42. 13 But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin's deception. - Author: Anonymous
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#43. deconstruction is an attempt to break through hardened structures and traditions for the purpose of reengaging the stimulating, life-giving substance that gave rise to the now-encrusted traditions.[3] - Author: J.R. Daniel Kirk
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#44. I'm only sensitive in the area that counts, Sticks."
"The soft spot on your skull that never hardened? - Author: Ashlan Thomas
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#45. There is no knowledge for which so great a price is paid as a knowledge of the world; and no one ever became an adept in it except at the expense of a hardened or a wounded heart. - Author: Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington
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#46. Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you've trained them. - Author: Desiderius Erasmus
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#47. We're both young Dominicans who represent North Brooklyn, but we're also hardened criminals," Reynoso said. "We're dance outlaws. - Author: Emily Witt
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#48. Speak of the devil. He came into the room, and his amiable expression instantly hardened when he saw that Hill had arrived. Nick put his arm around her and kissed her temple. Not for the first time, she was grateful he didn't lift his leg and pee on her to mark his territory in front of the agent. - Author: Marie Force
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#49. 13 Then if our hearts have been hardened, yea, if we have hardened our hearts against the word, insomuch that it has not been found in us, then will our state be awful, for then we shall be condemned. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#50. The hardened disobedience of men's hearts leads not to the frustration of God's plans, but to their fruition. - Author: John Piper
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#51. After literally hundreds of firefights, Chosen Company became increasingly battle-hardened. And they also became increasingly suspicious of their Afghan counterparts, believing - with their lives on the line at the end of the day - that they could only truly rely on themselves. - Author: Richard Engel
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#52. This woman ... determination burned in her eyes. Fury hardened her muscles. She was the most beautiful thing he'd ever seen. - Author: Cynthia Eden
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#53. Steel can be tempered and hardened, and so can men. In this world of struggle, which was not designed for softies, a man must be harder than what hits him. Yes, he must be diamond-hard. Then he'll not be "fed up" with his little personal troubles. - Author: Herbert Newton Casson
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#54. The days hardened with cold and boredom like last year's loaves of bread. One began to cut them with blunt knives without appetite, with a lazy indifference. - Author: Bruno Schulz
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#55. John's heart was hardened against the Lord. His father was God's minister, the ambassador of the King of Heaven, and John could not bow before the throne of grace without first kneeling to his father. - Author: James Baldwin
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#56. Irritation hardened in Cinder's gut. She might have pointed out that Pearl and Peony could have been given ready-made rather than custom dresses in order to budget for Cinder's as well. She might have pointed out that they would only wear their dresses one time too. - Author: Marissa Meyer
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#57. A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#58. Children are not born with their hearts hardened in this fashion, not even Irish-Catholic children. They have to be taught by professionals. - Author: Joe Queenan
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#59. I am skilled now, at casting iron To make a hardened bed for my heavy world - Author: Happy Rhodes
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#60. If the heart is hardened, the intellect is darkened. - Author: Mark Hart
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#61. I hardened my heart against all the Bennets. - Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. - Author: Mary Street
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#62. What if her heart had hardened so much that she closed herself off in order to survive? - Author: Penelope Douglas
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#63. Most of the kids that I meet in the street are serious hardened criminals that I meet in the street, never had a mother and a father to love them, to protect them, to teach them right from wrong and lead them out of crime and gangs and stuff like that. - Author: Steven Seagal
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#64. Does love always form, like a pearl, around the hardened bits of life? - Author: Andrew Sean Greer
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#65. It seemed that the years had softened her, or perhaps they'd hardened me - Author: Cecilia Samartin
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#66. Man's own youth is the world's youth; at least he feels as if it were, and imagines that the earth's granite substance is something not yet hardened, and which he can mould into whatever shape he likes. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#67. Truth is undoubtedly the sort of error that cannot be refuted because it was hardened into an unalterable form in the long baking process of history - Author: Michel Foucault
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#68. Lovesick, bitter and hardened heart. Aching, waiting for life to start - Author: Bil Keane
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#69. Time doesn't heal all, no matter what they say. And tragedies don't make you stronger. That's another popular lie. They just make you more hardened, less surprised by misfortune. - Author: Kim Hooper
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#70. The country has sorted itself ideologically into the two political parties, and those partisan attachments have hardened in recent years. It will take an extraordinary event and act of leadership to break this partisan divide. I thought 9/11 might provide such an opportunity, but it was not seized. - Author: Thomas E. Mann
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#71. It is a well-known fact that very often, putting the period of boyhood out of the argument, the older we grow the more cynical and hardened we become; indeed, many of us are only saved by timely death from moral petrification, if not from moral corruption. - Author: H. Rider Haggard
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#72. Never have I heard anything so unnerving as a hardened warrior praying to a god known for his merciless heart. - Author: Robin Hobb
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#73. Brand a man as a thief and no one will ever hire him for honest labor - he will be a hardened robber within weeks. The brand does not reveal a person's nature, it shapes it. - Author: Frances Hardinge
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#74. Hope looks like a footprint, a half footprint where someone grew careless and stepped into soft mud that later hardened too thick to blow away in the evening and morning winds. - Author: Ally Condie
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#75. Now I was a for-real, hardened con. I felt infinitely better. Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black, page 54 - Author: Piper Kerman
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#76. Don't be afraid to speak from personal experience; in many ways, those vulnerable moments will be the key that unlocks a hardened heart. - Author: Luis Palau
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#77. spoke into the mirror with a hardened, demanding voice. "Where's my cell phone?" he barked. - Author: Walt Disney Company
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#78. That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.
Is it not your breath that has erected and hardened the structure of your bones? - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#79. As we're bombarded with the imagery that we are and now, post 9-11, it's hard not to get hardened by the world and the amount of violence that's allowed to be shown to kids these days. - Author: Mark Ruffalo
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#80. For a moment they all stood silent. The departure of this autumn ship gave rise to many different thoughts. Something came out of hiding in the most hardened. - Author: Cora Sandel
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#81. I'm no hardened criminal who the authorities need to hunt. - Author: Vijay Mallya
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#82. When we recognize the rod of a father, should we not show ourselves docile children rather than rebelliously desperate men who have been hardened in their evil doings? - Author: John Calvin
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#83. Not an agent kiss, not anything remotely resembling a peck-on-the-cheek kiss, but a let's-get-started kiss. One that even in hardened, love-tired Los Angeles had a better-than-even shot of producing a happy finish - Author: Diana Dempsey
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#84. Soften my hard self-opinionatedness, which time has hardened so exceedingly! - Author: Gertrude The Great
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#85. They say compassion is the only voice; a gift which can help mend the broken, lift the fallen and soften the hardened. - Author: Aisha Mirza
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#86. I don't think there's a more battle-hardened veteran anywhere than Larry Summers. - Author: Roger Altman
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#87. Our past is the forge upon which we are hardened and tempered, to prepare us for the present. We are like a fine blade that must be hammered into shape before it can be ready to make its finest cuts. - Author: Larry Atchley Jr.
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#88. My heart is hardened against My heart Expectation is a crime that has robbed me many a time It is better to have nothing To turn and have nothing - Author: Pam Rehm
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#89. I took acres of fertile ignorance up to that place. And they started to pour preconceptions all over it. Like forty tons of cement. No thanks. I got out before it hardened. I did a year, passed - Author: William McIlvanney
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#90. Broadway is a main artery of New York life - the hardened artery. - Author: Walter Winchell
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#91. Better a broken heart than a hardened one. - Author: Dalia Mogahed
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#92. A hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle has scarcely time to cool; who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and, with tea, welcomes the morning. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#93. Then the old man's face hardened. "What about you young man?" he asked flatly. "Would you like to get what you deserve?" Jones let that question hang in the air for a moment, then sighed, shook his head, and said "Me? I surely don't want what I deserve. I'm hoping for mercy, not justice. - Author: Andy Andrews
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#94. Pure Spirit, one hundred degrees proof - that's a drink that only the most hardened contemplation-guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#95. Sweet as sugar. And then he hardened. I can't 'splain it another way. He was like sugar in a jar that hardens. And after a while you take it out, and it is one rock-solid lump - Author: Rene Denfeld
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#96. Let all the 'free-will' in the world do all it can with all its strength; it will never give rise to a single instance of ability to avoid being hardened if God does not give the Spirit, or of meriting mercy if it is left to its own strength. - Author: Martin Luther
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#97. Was that hard-hearted? Well, so what if it was. She'd been through enough to harden anyone. It was none of her choosing; all she'd done was clung on to her life like a spar from a shipwreck. Better to be hardened than crushed to nothing. - Author: Emma Donoghue
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#98. Yet he never gave up. Bitterness never staked its claim. Anger never metastasized into hatred. His heart never hardened; his resolve never vanished. He not only survived; he thrived. - Author: Max Lucado
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#99. Learning what all you can overcome as a person, as a human being, is very important. It's very important to understand your strength. Which is not to say you become hardened or bitter. - Author: Katrina Kaif
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#100. His Charles Bronson-like demeanour together with his Clint Eastwood stare and his John Wayne swagger, created from a diet of westerns and Eighties TV mixed with a lifetime of planning, organising, managing, and leading, were now gelled together with the battle-hardened soldier he had become. - Author: Connor Fitzgerald
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