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English writer 1709-1784
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.
English poet (pen name of Bryan Procter) 1787-1874
Her voice is soft; not shrill and like the lark's, but tenderer, graver, almost hoarse at times! As though the earnestness of love prevailed and quelled all shriller music.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together by the tie of sympathy.
American author 1945-
There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
American politician and lawyer 1833-1901
This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.Source: Public papers and addresses of Benjamin Harrison, twenty-third President of the United States, March 4, 1889, to March 4, 1893
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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.
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