What is hard liquor?

Famous quotes containing the words liquor and/or hard:

    Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor good, but it will improve it.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    My Phillis hath prime-feathered flowers
    That smile when she treads on them;
    And Phillis hath a gallant flock
    That leaps since she doth own them.
    But Phillis hath so hard a heart—
    Thomas Lodge (1558?–1625)