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Earnest Quotes

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"Intermingle...jest with earnest." - Francis Bacon

"Life is earnest, art is gay." - Friedrich Schiller

"Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do." - William James

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

"Leave jesting whiles it pleaseth, lest it turne to earnest." - George Herbert

"History - a biography of a few stout and earnest persons" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God." - John Knox

"The hope of all earnest souls must be realized." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Susan had an earnest soul, a conscience tending to morbidity." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Leave jesting while it pleaseth, lest it turne to earnest." - George Herbert

"Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance." - Herman Melville

"A word in earnest is as good as a speech." - Charles Dickens

"I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

"It's so easy in these cabaret venues to get earnest." - Ana Gasteyer

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

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

"At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest." - Samuel Johnson

"It would be terribly boring to be earnest." - Adrien Brody

"I'll take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short term. Earnest is long term." - Randy Pausch

"It is always interesting to see people in dead earnest, from whatever cause, and earthquakes make everybody earnest." - John Muir

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

"You get people to help you by telling the truth; by being earnest. I'll take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short-term, earnest is long term." - Randy Pausch

"Nowadays I'd describe myself as earnest, terribly earnest. I'm the person who wants everybody in the room to feel important and happy." - America Ferrera

"I will take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short-term, earnest is long-term." - Randy Pausch

"Importunate praying is the earnest inward movement of the heart toward God." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"There is ever a slight suspicion of the burlesque about earnest good men." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Much earnest philosphical thought is born of the life which springs from close association with nature." - Laura Gilpin

"The weirdest thing in the world is to see some guy who is just super earnest." - Johnny Depp

"Every dream is a prophecy: every jest is an earnest in the womb of Time." - George Bernard Shaw

"May your convictions be deep, your love real, and your desires earnest" - Charles Spurgeon

"Earnest men never think in vain, though their thoughts may be errors." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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

"Actually," Alan said, earnest and clear-eyed, "this is my first time playing poker." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"Deemest thou laborOnly is earnest?Grave is all beauty,Solemn is joy." - William Watson

"Meditation is earnest prayer, and when prayer progresses, it becomes true meditation." - Ilchi Lee

"Every fresh appointment I make produces for me one cool friend and one hundred earnest enemies." - Marcus Morton

"A man in earnest finds means, or, if he cannot find, creates them-." - William Ellery Channing

"Earnest men never think in vain, though their thoughts may be errors." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Turning these jests out of service, let us talk in good earnest." - William Shakespeare

"The superior man wishes to be slow in his words and earnest in his conduct." - Confucius

"TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person." - Daniel Quinn

"The universe does not jest with us, but is in earnest." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All you earnest young men out to save the world. . . please, have a laugh." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"Honesty is one part of eloquence. We persuade others by being in earnest ourselves." - William Hazlitt

"What Is Mathematics? This question, if asked in earnest, has no answer." - Salomon Bochner

"This world is given as the prize for the man in earnest." - Frederick William Robertson

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

"Speak not injurious words, neither in jest nor earnest. Scoff at none though they give occasion." - George Washington

"I've now realised for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest." - Oscar Wilde

"The superior man is slow in his words and earnest in his conduct." - Confucius

"The boys throw rocks at the frogs in jest. But the frogs die in earnest." - Wilfred Bion

"I wasn't a hippie and I wasn't even a bohemian. I was extremely earnest and serious." - Jane Fonda

"The great reason why we have so little good preaching is that we have so little piety. To be eloquent one must be in earnest; he must not only act as if he were in earnest, or try to be in earnest, but be in earnest." - Charles Spurgeon

"There are no perfect answers. The earnest search is all we can expect." - Pietro Belluschi

"Be an earnest student of yourself. Study your leading desires and tendencies." - Grenville Kleiser

"The face that thou shalt smite in earnest is bound thereafter to be boneless." - Plautus

"All loved Art in a seemly way With an earnest soul and a capital A." - James Jeffrey Roche

"Deemest thou labor Only is earnest? Grave is all beauty, Solemn is joy." - William Watson (poet)

"I've now realized for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest." - Oscar Wilde

"Men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig-leaves for the naked truth." - James Russell Lowell

"There is ever a slight suspicion of the burlesque about earnest, good men." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We cannot be too earnest, too persistent, too determined, about living superior to the herd instinct." - Henry S Haskins

"A man in earnest finds means or, if he cannot find, creates them." - William Ellery Channing

"Honesty is one part eloquence. We persuade others by being in earnest ourselves." - William Hazlitt

"All you earnest young men out to save the world... please, have a laugh." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"The earnest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success." - Stanislaw Leszczynski

"He was one of those earnest, persevering dancers-the kind that have taken twelve correspondence lessons." - P G Wodehouse

"By definition, I believe I am unapologetically optimistic and I am unapologetically earnest." - Emilio Estevez

"I think I'm much too earnest to be as cool as 'Boyd Crowder'." - Walton Goggins

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

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

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

"Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest." - Annie Dillard

"If anything is spoken in jest, it is not fair to turn it to earnest." - Plautus

"What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once." - Virginia Woolf

"We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Joking decides great things, Stronger and better oft than earnest can." - John Milton

"You see so many earnest characters in movies all the time, everyone has a purpose." - Joaquin Phoenix

"We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"'The Importance of Being Earnest' is important, but it says nothing about anything." - Tom Stoppard

"Here's a confession: I hate parenting books. I hate the ones that are earnest and repetitive." - Bruce Feiler

"Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

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

"It is a fine thing to see people in hot earnest about anything." - John Muir

"When you're being earnest, people think you're being sarcastic and when you're being sarcastic, they think you're being earnest. The moral in all this, of course, is that people should never attempt to communicate." - Charlie Brooker

"You can be as earnest and ridiculous as you need to be, if you don't attempt it in isolation. The ridiculously earnest are known to travel in groups. And they are known to change the world." - Barbara Kingsolver

"I was writing an earnest novel about cruises in the Caribbean and I just started writing 'Bridget Jones' to get some money, to finance this earnest work, and then I chucked it out." - Helen Fielding

"It doesn't matter how high you lift your leg. The technique is about transparency, simplicity, making an earnest attempt." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Our prayers are heard, not because we are in earnest, not because we suffer, but because Jesus suffered." - Oswald Chambers

"No-one wants to hear anything spoken in earnest anymore, unless it happens to involve unrequited, teenage love." - Colin Meloy

"I should consider it a greater success to interest one wise and earnest soul, than a million unwise and frivolous." - Henry David Thoreau

"My earnest request is that you practice love and kindness whether you believe in a religion or not" - Dalai Lama

"To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"Art must always remain earnest... Art must be serious, no sarcasm, comedy. One does not laugh at a loved one." - Arshile Gorky

"Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins." - Blackie

"There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke." - John James Procter

"I think I should have loved you presently, And given you in earnest words I flung in jest." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Then let us earnest be, And never faint in prayer; He loves our importunity, And makes our cause His care." - John Newton

"Earnest toil and strong endeavour Of a spirit which within Wrestles with familiar evil And besetting sin." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Mr. Gilbert had the earnest mania for self-improvement which has blighted the lives of so many young men." - Christopher Morley

"The trouble with men of sense is that they are so dreadfully in earnest all the while." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall do till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness." - Charles Dickens

"All honor to the noble women that have devoted earnest lives to the intellectual needs of mankind!" - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"For men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig-leaves for the naked truth." - James Russell Lowell

"Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest." - Bion of Borysthenes

"Earnest people are often people who habitually look on the serious side of things that have no serious side." - Van Wyck Brooks

"Good intentions and earnest effort are not enough. Only Jesus can make an otherwise futile life productive." - Charles R Swindoll

"Character no longer is shaped by only two earnest, fumbling experts. Now all the world's a sage." - Marshall Mcluhan

"The chief want, in every state that I have been into, was a high and earnest purpose in its inhabitants." - Henry David Thoreau

"A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it." - Don Delillo

"You're so earnest about morality that I hate to think how essentially immoral you must be underneath." - Sinclair Lewis

"Jesus Christ opposed with earnest eloquence the panic fears and hateful superstitions which have enslaved mankind for ages." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation." - Susan B Anthony

"Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that thou wilt keep the United States in thy holy protection..." - George Washington

"I hate those earnest TV documentaries that are the world according to people with glasses who know better than you." - Billy Connolly

"Boys throw stones at frogs for fun, but the frogs don't die for 'fun,' but in sober earnest." - Bion of Borysthenes

"Taking fun as simply fun and earnestness in earnest shows how thoroughly thou none of the two discernest." - Piet Hein

"Boys throw stones at frogs in fun, but the frogs do not die in fun, but in earnest." - Bion of Borysthenes

"If you give a jest, take one. Let all your jokes be truly jokes. Jesting sometimes ends in sad earnest." - James Burgh

"A soul which is truly in earnest is not above disabling the body to discourage dangerous competition." - Henry S Haskins

"Education in the understanding of citizenship is a short-term affair if we are honest and earnest." - Mahatma Gandhi

"An earnest purpose finds time, or makes it. It seizes on spare moments, and turns fragments to golden account." - William Ellery Channing

"I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness." - Charles Dickens

"To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful." - Henry Tuckerman

"Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins." - John Stuart Blackie

"Many wise words are spoken in jest, but they don't compare with the number of stupid words spoken in earnest." - Sam Levenson

"I started doing regional theater. My first job was 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at Dallas Theater Center." - Anna Camp

"Tall oaks branch charmed by the earnest stars Dream and so dream all night without a stir." - John Keats

"Taking fun as simply fun and earnestness in earnest shows how thoroughly thou none of the two discernest." - Piet Pieterszoon Hein

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

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

"Since the civil war in Laos was resumed in earnest in 1963, American participation has been veiled in secrecy." - Noam Chomsky

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

"In Los Angeles, people dress with the deep and earnest hope that people will do nothing but stare at them." - Ellie Kemper

"Most period drama is so earnest. A lot of it is about making yourself take seriously things you wouldn't normally." - Joe Thomas

"There's a tradition in American fiction that is deadly serious and earnest - like the Steinbeckian social novel." - John Hodgman

"As my mother once said: The boys throw stones at the frog in jest. But the frogs die in earnest." - Joanna Russ

"This is to be observed of the Bishop of London, that, though apparently of a spirit somewhat austere, there is in his idiosyncrasy a strange fund of enthusiasm, a quality which ought never to be possessed by an Archbishop of Canterbury, or a Prime Minister of England. The Bishop of London sympathies with everything that is earnest; but what is earnest is not always true; on the contrary error is often more earnest than truth." - Benjamin Disraeli

"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

"True freedom is to share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be Earnest to make others free!" - James Russell Lowell

"Sunday, that day so tedious to the triflers of earth, so full of beautiful reposes of calmness and strength for the earnest and heavenly minded." - Maria Jane McIntosh

"My father liked to moralize, and so do I. But he was in earnest, while I am embarrassed and pretend that I am merely being witty." - Mason Cooley

"A man who is really earnest must begin with himself, he must be passively aware of all his thoughts, feelings and actions." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Whoever, with an earnest soul, Strives for some end from this low world afar, Still upward travels though he miss the goal, And strays-but towards a star." - Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer

"Here's where redesign begins in earnest, where we stop trying to be less bad and we start figuring out how to be good." - William Mcdonough

"I believe it will only be known on the last day how much has been accomplished in overseas missions by the prayers of earnest believers at home." - James O. Fraser

"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



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