„When our hearts break, they break into shards that cannot be easily fit back together.“

Source: City of Heavenly Fire

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„Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.“

—  Robert Fulghum, book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Source: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (1986)
Context: Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.

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„The hornbeam… is not a wood that breaks easily and is very convenient to handle.“

—  Vitruvius, book De architectura

Source: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II, Chapter IX, Sec. 12
Context: The hornbeam... is not a wood that breaks easily and is very convenient to handle. Hence the Greeks call it "zygia," because they make of it yokes for their draught animals... Cypress and pine are also just as admirable; for although they... are apt to warp when used in buildings... they can be kept to a great age without rotting because the liquid contained within their substances has a bitter taste which by its pungency prevents the entrance of decay or of those little creatures which are destructive. Hence buildings made of these kinds of wood last for an unending period of time.

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„Condoms will break, but I can assure you that vows of abstinence will break more easily than condoms.“

—  Joycelyn Elders American pediatrician, public health administrator, and former Surgeon General of the United States 1933

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