Quotes by firmness
Quotes 1 till 15 of 15.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.
Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule.Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 5 On training in Jeet Kune Do
Scottish Poet 1759-1796
Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
First president of the US 1732-1799
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.
American celebrity chef and restaurateur 1964-
Lime juice makes things taste fresher. I use it for drinks, salsas, relishes, soups, and sauces. You want some give to your limes - firmness means the inside is dry - and they'll stay softer longer if you don't refrigerate them.
American statesman 1757-1804
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
American poet 1819-1892
The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule - these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.
French Emperor 1769-1821
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
American statesman 1809-1865
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work ;we are in.
English preacher and writer 1608-1661
Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.