Quotes: earnestness

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
    Oswald Chambers
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    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.
  • Barry Cornwall
    Barry Cornwall
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    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.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    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.
  • Annie Dillard
    Annie Dillard
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    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.
  • 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
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    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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