Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other.
— Heywood Broun

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Thomas Carlyle granite quote

The jargon of these sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
— Ezra Pound

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
— Thomas Carlyle

But the lightning which explodes and fashions planets, maker of planets and suns, is in him. On one side elemental order, sandstone and granite, rock-ledges, peat-bog, forest, sea and shore; and on the other part, thought, the spirit which composes and decomposes nature,
— granite quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson