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Earnest Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Earnest

Please enjoy these Earnest Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
- Henry David Thoreau

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It is true not all has been accomplished that the earnest advocates would desire,
but a start has been made.
- Frank B. Kellogg

The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace,
stability, justice and cooperation.
- Tran Duc Luong

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

 

It is the earnest hope of our people that the world
may see the day when all nuclear weapons are abolished.
- Eisaku Sato

I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace,
which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
- Marcus Garvey

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To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise,
that it shows great and earnest labour,
is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view.
- James Mcneill Whistler

I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced,
so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again.
Going for the big record deal and all of that.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
- Winston Churchill

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful,
patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect.
In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
- John Lancaster Spalding

We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall.
I can build more power plants.
In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.
- Gray Davis

What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary,
error is often more earnest than truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
- Chuck Berry

So long as there are earnest believers in the world,
they will always wish to punish opinions,
even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and
their conscience that it is wrong.
- Walter Bagehot

About my career I was serious and earnest,
sometimes impatient.
- Gene Tierney

This man is frank and earnest with women.
In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest.
- Henny Youngman

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of
building partnerships with communities across America will continue,
that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.
- Janet Reno

We are always on stage, even when we are stabbed in earnest at the end.
- Georg Buchner

When he speaks to you he speaks with an earnest vibe and an earnest energy.
- Dwayne Johnson

Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation
as the tempter is in pressing it,
and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
- Robert South

The dangers which threaten us are twofold:
First,
from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose
earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
- Robert Dale Owen

The first professional play I ever saw was The Importance Of Being Earnest,
and I just fell in love.
- Kim Cattrall

In God's world, for those who are in earnest,
there is no failure.
No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken,
no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
- Frederick William Robertson

My chief concern is to try to be an humble,
earnest Christian.
- Robert E. Lee

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.
- Jean Anouilh

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

He who says he hates every kind of flattery,
and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I think because I am as earnest as I am,
people were accepting of my evolving into a certified,
legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off.
- Claire Danes

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is,
I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane,
straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie,
even though I have just landed on my head.
- Charlie Chaplin

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

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today,
but we have just begun.
Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that
the world we leave our children is just a little bit
better than the one we inhabit today.
- Barack Obama

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's
family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best,
most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever
been my fortune to meet with,
but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race:
by falling into a daily fit of passion,
I proved to the governor and his son,
who were profuse in their attentions,
that I was in earnest.
- Richard Francis Burton

Whatever I have tried to do in life,
I have tried with all my heart to do it well;
whatever I have devoted myself to,
I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and
in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
- Charles Dickens

To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is not the truth that a man possesses,
or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort
which he puts forward to reach the truth,
which constitutes the worth of a man.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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

There has not been a war in South America for fifty years,
and I have every confidence that the countries of Central
and South America are deeply in earnest in the maintenance of peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg

After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth,
and after much and earnest calling upon God,
to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture,
to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
- John Biddle

Extension work is not exhortation.
Nor is it exploitation of the people,
or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students.
It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet
the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I am interested in the notion that people can become
so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and
awareness of how they appear to other people.
They're so earnest about it.
But that's true of so many things.
- Christopher Guest

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mind Chatter...
"I'm too fat; I'm too thin; and my hair is a fright;
And I'm never enough; and my world is not right;
I'm not smart; I'm not cute; I'm not strong; I'm a bust
I earn scorn; I earn hate; I'm no good; I disgust."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you make a living, if you earn your own money,
you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
- Theodore White

If God has allowed me to earn so much money,
it is because He knows I give it all away.
- Edith Piaf

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn
enough money so that you won't have to work.
- Ogden Nash

I, Joan Crawford, I believe in the dollar.
Everything I earn, I spend.
- Joan Crawford

I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor,
and I did that for a long time.
- Gene Barry

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person.
You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
- Jeff Bezos

I look upon life as a gift from God.
I did nothing to earn it.
Now that the time is coming to give it back,
I have no right to complain.
- Joyce Cary

If a man or a woman puts in an honest day's work,
they should to be able to earn a living wage.
- Richard J. Codey

In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.
- Shakira

I mean, the Obama position has been,
'We think government ought to be spending this money,
not the people who earn it.'
- Eric Cantor

I did all kinds of things in order to earn a living.
- Alan Hovhaness

I have no idea why I write.
The old standards are: I like to express my feelings,
stretch my imagination, earn money.
- S. E. Hinton

PAYE means pay as you earn but it could also mean Pretty Accurate Yet Estimated.
- John Whiting

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking,
but you have to make a living and it is miraculous
to earn a living working in film.
- Alain Resnais

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can
earn much more money writing or talking about his art
than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden

I am a struggling writer.
A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living.
So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care.
- Christopher Darden

Work hard, earn a great living, get whatever you want out of life,
have all the stuff you want.
But there should be a ceiling on it-enough is enough!
- Sandy Duncan

Acting is easy and fun.
You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls.
The profession is given tremendous significance within our society,
but it's not really worthy of it.
- James Spader

Struggle is a never ending process.
Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
- Coretta Scott King

I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five
cents a day it cost to swim.
I counted wet towels.
As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime.
- Esther Williams

I had an allowance, but I had to do things around the house to earn it.
I think I always wanted my own money.
- Christie Hefner

Science is a wonderful thing
if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
- Albert Einstein

I've been a professional actor now for 38 years.
A long time.
And it's wonderful to earn your living doing something that you love.
To think people actually give you money for it!
- Derek Jacobi

I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living.
I was looking to make a statement.
- Donald Trump

Managers, regardless of salary, should not be allowed
to earn or use comp time.
They are expected to work as many hours as needed to get the job done -
especially at these salary levels.
- Jodi Rell


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