Quotation Explorer - 'Earnest'

Beauty will not come at the call of the legislature.... It will come, as always, unannounced, and spring up between the feet of brave and earnest men. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
It is good to know; it is better to do; it is best to be. To be pure and strong, to be honest and earnest, to be kindly and thoughtful, and in all to be true,... - S.D. Gordon
Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting over lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? - Dave Barry
Spending moments with another in earnest presence is one of the simple ways we can show unconditional love. It is the memories created from these impressions that survive after all else passes. - Molly Friedenfeld
Intimacy with God is not experienced through monolog prayers but through reflective listening as well as earnest petitioning. - Gary Rohrmayer
I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth. - Mahatma Gandhi
I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as the handing down of answers. So much of what passes for teaching is merely a pointing out of what items to want. - Alice Walker
Good intentions and earnest effort are not enough. Only Jesus can make an otherwise futile life productive. - Charles R. Swindoll
Satan is so much more in earnest than we are--he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost. - Amy Carmichael
To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.
Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest. - Bion
I have lived some thirty years on this planet and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors. - Henry David Thoreau
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
Understand now, I'm purely a fiction writer and do not profess to be an earnest student of political science, but I believe strongly that such a law as one prohibiting liquor is foolish, and all the writers, keenly interested in human welfare whom I know, laugh at the prohibition law. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Father is truly the only Promise Maker who is in earnest a Promise Keeper. A promise from God is a promise kept. - Sheila Walsh
a man in earnest finds means, or if he cannot find he creates them. A vigorous purpose makes much out of little, breathes power into weak instruments, disarms difficulties, and even turns them into assistances. Every condition has means of progress, if we have spirit enough to use them. - William Ellery Channing
To be able to put oneself in another’s position, to be able to see and to feel as another person does, this is the rare gift of an earnest spiritual seeker. - Amma
This world is given as the prize for the men in earnest; and that which is true of this world, is truer still of the world to come. - Frederick William Robertson
We cannot be too earnest, too persistent, too determined, about living superior to the herd-instinct.
A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it. - Don DeLillo
If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. - Louis Farrakhan
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