quote by Charles Dickens

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

— Charles Dickens

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Hardened heart quote A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to yo
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry.

A preacher should have the mind of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros. His problem is how to toughen his hide without hardening his heart.

Hardened heart quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.

There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?


Don’t be afraid to speak from personal experience;

in many ways, those vulnerable moments will be the key that unlocks a hardened heart.

Hardened heart quote Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

Does capital punishment tend to the security of the people? By no means.

It hardens the hearts of men, and makes the loss of life appear light to them; and it renders life insecure, inasmuch as the law holds out that property is of greater value than life.

The longer men sin, the more easily they can;

for every act of transgression weakens conscience, stupefies intellect, hardens hearts, adds force to bad habits, and takes force from good example. And, surely, there is nothing in such associations; as wicked affinities will insure to the sinner in the future state, to incline him to repentance.

Rage and bitterness do not foster femininity. They harden the heart and make the body sick.

Hardened heart quote You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth ha
You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having.

You don't have the game you played last year or last week.

You only have today's game. It may be far from your best, but that's all you've got. Harden your heart and make the best of it.


Better a broken heart than a hardened one.

Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to mankind.

Hardened heart quote Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your h
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

Don't think being 'religious' means becoming harsh or hard.

When Allah enters a heart, He softens it--He doesn't harden it.

The possession of unlimited power corrodes the conscience, hardens the heart, and confounds the understanding.

If you want good roses, sharpen your knife and harden your heart.

Hardened heart quote Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pret
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.

Have a heart that never hardens

The paradox is that we have this amazing capacity in our minds and hearts to learn and gain insights and then to build a kind of personal storehouse of knowledge. The underside is that those insights harden and fill the spaces in our hearts and minds. They become assumptions, conclusions and judgments.

For a Christian to defy adversities is to "despise" chastisement.

Instead of hardening himself to endure stoically, there should be a melting of the heart.

Hardened heart quote Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose,
Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.

At birth, we are like cartilage - soft, flexible tissue.

By the same natural process by which cartilage becomes hard bone, the soft, tender heart of an innocent child can become hardened by the circumstances into which she is born.

In some ways I feel sorry for racists and for religious fanatics, because they so much miss the point of being human, and deserve a sort of pity. But then I harden my heart, and decide to hate them all the more, because of the misery they inflict and because of the contemptible excuses they advance for doing so.


As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green.

Hardened heart quote If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to othe
If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.

Only one thing matters: live a good, happy life.

Do your heart's bidding, even when it leads you on paths that timid souls would avoid. Even when life is a torment, don't let it harden you.

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.

Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: "Today, if you hear God's voice, harden not your heart." Let us not put off from one moment to another (what we should do) because the (next moment) is not yet ours.

Hardened heart quote Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.

All that God had to do to harden Pharaoh's heart, or to harden your heart, is to withhold His own grace.


Let it never be forgotten that, although we may do nothing about the Word we hear, the Word will do something to us. The same sun melts ice and hardens clay, and the Word of God humbles or hardens the human heart.

How surely a knowledge of the world hardens the heart!

Hardened heart quote Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

So how do you best respond when mental or emotional challenges confront you or those you love? Above all, never lose faith in your Father in Heaven, who loves you more than you can comprehend. ... Never, ever doubt that, and never harden your heart.

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.

It would not be more unreasonable to transplant a favorite flower out of black earth into gold dust than it is for a person to let money-getting harden his heart into contempt, or into impatience, of the little attentions, the merriments and the caresses of domestic life.

Hardened heart quote Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others thi
Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.

Life is unjust, people can be cruel, and yet if you harden your heart, you will lose what little love there is in this world.

Only unconditional grace can transform a hardened heart into a grateful heart.

Only a free gift can demolish any notion of quid pro quo. Only an utterly merciful act of love can fashion a new creation capable of love. As theologian Karl Barth puts it, 'As the beloved of God, we have no alternative but to love him in return.

Great wealth may be to its owner a blessing or a curse.

Alas! I fear it is too often the latter. It hardens the heart, blunts the finer susceptibilities, and transforms into a fiend what under more favourable circumstances might have been a human being.

I am certain that to preach the wrath of God with a hard heart, a cold lip, a tearless eye, and an unfeeling spirit is to harden men, not benefit them.

Want and wealth equally harden the human heart, as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. Famine and gluttony alike drive away nature from the heart of man.

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