Quotes of Earnest

“ Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.. - Anthony Robbins. ”

- Anthony Robbins

“ Everything has two sides — the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn. ”

- Olive Schreiner

“ He was a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity. ”

- Mark Twain

“ What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul. ”

- Hannah Moore

“ Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do. ”

- William James

“ Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Life is an earnest business, and no one ever became good or great on a diet of broad grins. ”

- Professor Blackie

“ There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke. ”

- J. J. Procter

“ Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Productive prayer requires earnestness, not eloquence. ”

- Unknown

“ Much earnest philosophical thought is born of the life which springs from close association with nature. ”

- Laura Gilpin

“ Men in earnest have no time to waste in patching fig leaves for the naked truth. ”

- Max Fuller

“ It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God. ”

- E.M. Bounds

“ True freedom is to share / All the chains our brothers wear, / And, with heart and hand, to be / Earnest to make others free! ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice… I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard. ”

- William Lloyd Garrison

“ I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive. ”

- Thomas Nelson Page

“ Speak not injurious words, neither in jest or earnest. Scoff at none, although they give occasion. ”

- George Washington

“ I am not sincere, even when I say I am not. ”

- Jules Renard

“ Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue… gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. ”

- Confucius

“ An earnest purpose finds time, or makes it. It seizes on spare moments, and turns fragments to golden account. ”

- William Ellery Channing

“ A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ All you earnest young men out to save the world… please, have a laugh. ”

- Reinhold Niebuhr

“ Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest. ”

- Bion

“ Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed. ”

- John Anster

“ I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. ”

- Confucius

“ To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. ”

- Confucius

“ To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful. ”

- Henry Tuckerman
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