Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
— Flannery O'Connor

His very chains helped to deceive him about the harshness of his service.
Bruno Bauer harshness quote

Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness.
— Percy Wynham Lewis

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence. The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
— Alexander Pope

Nietzsche was personally more philosophical than his philosophy. His talk about power, harshness, and superb immorality was the hobby of a harmless young scholar and constitutional invalid.
— George Santayana