Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way round, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.
One of the problems of writing and working and looking at the Internet is that it’s very hard to separate fashion from deep change.
When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master.
By working hard we could make an average of about $5 a week. We would have made more but had to provide our own machines, which cost us $45, we paying for them on the installment plan. We paid $5 down and $1 a month after that.
It’s hard for me to imagine a philosopher disconnected from the world, indifferent to the cares of his country, unmoved by poverty, unemployment: I am a committed citizen.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
It is not reason which makes faith hard, but life.
At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live.
To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it – this is a hard lesson.