Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle ofsoftness overcoming hardness. - Lao Tzu
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends. - Charles de Gaulle
You conquer every hardness with your eyes, as you do likewise every light; so if it can happen that one can die of joy, now would be the time.
Hardness shatters; strength endures.
Tears only dry up as a result of hardness of the heart, and the hearts only harden as a result of frequent sinning. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Its hardness and solidity had been an odd kind of comfort. Do not wish for anything. Be and endure. The Old African had learned that enduring was power too, and just as he had been drawn to the boulder, so the slaves, after a while, were drawn to him. - Julius Lester
A hardness to change reveals a hardness of heart. - Gary Rohrmayer