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Earnestly Quotes


"A man must earnestly want." - William Frederick Book

"You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly." - Terence

"A Unitarian very earnestly disbelieves what everyone else believes." - W Somerset Maugham

"Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it." - Phillips Brooks

"We must wrestle earnestly in prayer, like men contending with a deadly enemy for life." - J C Ryle

"Determination, however, can take the place of patience, if earnestly applied." - Cornelia Meigs

"I earnestly long for more grace and personal holiness, and more usefulness." - Robert E. Murray

"We must work earnestly in the best light He gives us." - Abraham Lincoln

"Answers to our sincere questions come when we earnestly seek and when we live the commandments." - Rosemary M. Wixom

"To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand." - Aeschylus

"... There is always hope in a man who actually and earnestly works." - Thomas Carlyle

"What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"Life's greatest tragedy consists of men and women who earnestly try, and fail!" - Napoleon Hill

"Earnestly I must exert myself in order to return as much as I have received." - Albert Einstein

"You yourself must earnestly practise, the enlightened ones only proclaim the path" - Gautama Buddha

"I long for nothing more earnestly than to serve God with all my might." - Charles Spurgeon

"Life's greatest tragedy consists of men and women who earnestly try, and fail!" - Napoleon Hill

"Earnestly recommended to all officers and soldiers, diligently to attend divine services." - Thomas Jefferson

"I most earnestly beg you to spare no trouble or necessary expense in getting these." - Henry Knox

"Work earnestly at anything, you will by degrees learn to work at all things." - Thomas Carlyle

"What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are." - Anna Jameson

"Lady Luck generally woos those who earnestly, enthusiastically, unremittingly woo her." - B C Forbes

"It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right." - George Bernard Shaw

"Every one of our children will be brought into the ark, if we pray and work earnestly for them." - Dwight L Moody

"We must give ourselves more earnestly and intelligently and generously than we have to the happy duty of appreciation." - Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer

"God wants talk to him as to a friend or father-authentically, reverently, personally, earnestly." - Bill Hybels

"The secret of health for both mind and body the present moment wisely and earnestly." - Gautama Buddha

"Christopher Robin ... just said it had an "x."' 'It isn't their necks I mind,' said Piglet earnestly. 'It's their teeth." - A A Milne

"Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people." - Hu Jintao

"Such has often been my apathy, when objects long sought, and earnestly desired, were placed within my reach." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"No duty is more earnestly impressed upon us in Scripture than the duty of continual communion with Him." - David McIntyre

"To wish is of little account; to succeed you must earnestly desire; and this desire must shorten thy sleep." - Ovid

"Debauchee, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it." - Ambrose Bierce

"Are you expecting God to fill your needs? Are you asking him to do so - regularly, earnestly and persistently?" - Bill Hybels

"There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point." - Charles Horton Cooley

"I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"I have not in this lifetime yet met one person who earnestly seeks enlightenment in the West. Not one person." - Frederick Lenz

"I like pop music. Earnestly. Most of the greatest technicians, mix engineers, and players are working in pop music." - Autre Ne Veut

"Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people." - Jinato Hu

"Failure is in a sense the highway to success, as each discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true." - John Keats

"The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give." - Ellen Glasgow

"What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of mind, for the moment realizes itself." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"Persevere in thy quest and thou shalt find what thou seekest. Pursue thy aim unswervingly and thou shalt gain victory. Struggle earnestly and thou shalt triumph." - Gautama Buddha

"Set yourself earnestly to discover what you are made to do, and then give yourself passionately to the doing of it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Only those who have learned well to be earnestly dissatisfied with themselves, and to be confounded with shame at their wretchedness truly understand the Christian gospel." - John Calvin

"What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, changes one frame of mind and for the moment realizes itself." - Anna Jameson

"Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe, the longer and more earnestly I reflect on them: the starry heavens without and the moral law within." - Immanuel Kant

"Let none henceforth seek needless cause to approve the faith they own; when earnestly they seek such proof, conclude they then begin to fail." - John Milton

"Powdered donuts," Tyson said earnestly. "I will look for powdered donuts in the wilderness." He headed outside and started calling, "Here, donuts!" - Rick Riordan

"You cannot study the Bible diligently and earnestly without being struck by an obvious fact-the whole matter of personal holiness is highly important to God!" - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Let none henceforth seek needless cause to approve The faith they owe; when earnestly they seek Such proof, conclude, they then begin to fail." - John Milton

"Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education." - B C Forbes

"One of our urgent opportunities is to respond to a child when he earnestly asks, remembering that they don't always ask." - Richard L Evans

"Our Pastoral solicitude induces us to earnestly protect and preserve in everything and especially in the sacred rites of the Church the best and old norm." - Pope Clement VIII

""Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."" - Lewis Carroll

"A congregation that is not deeply and earnestly involved in the worldwide proclamation of the gospel does not understand the nature of salvation." - Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom

"When you want a thing deeply, earnestly and intensely, this feeling of desire reinforces your will and arouses in you the determination to work for the desired object." - Grenville Kleiser

"I do not believe that one can earnestly seek and find the priceless treasure of God's call without a devout prayer life. That is where God speaks." - Ravi Zacharias

"It is possible to move through the drama of our lives without believing so earnestly in the character that we play." - Pema Chodron

"Let me earnestly studio which you may freely enter and receive in liberal measure the most sure and safe instruction...the Studio of Nature." - Asher Brown Durand

"Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have always received more than I asked for. God may delay, but He always comes." - Martin Luther

"Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own hearts." - Ryokan

"Perfection is beyond our reach, but they who earnestly strive to become perfect, acquire excellences and virtues of which the multitude have no conception." - John Lancaster Spalding

"Let none henceforth seek needless cause to approve The faith they owe; when earnestly they seek Such proof, conclude, they then begin to fail." - John Milton

"Man should earnestly desire the well - being of all God's creations and pray that we may have the strength to do so." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I've always very earnestly tried to do my best, so I just have to trust that and forgive myself for being fallible." - Claire Danes

"Comedy is created when someone is trying very earnestly to do what he feels is the right thing to do at that moment." - Madeline Kahn

"My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart, reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life." - Elizabeth Dole

"I so earnestly believe that prayer can be helpful and guide you and protect you and inspire you. I mean, I'm in awe." - Horton Foote

"I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God." - Susan B Anthony

"Particularly during the late 1960s, a large number of American skyjackers earnestly believed that Fidel Castro's Cuba was an egalitarian, post-racial utopia." - Brendan I Koerner

"It's one thing to earnestly try but fail to bring the two sides together. Though Democrats will deny it, that was the case with George W. Bush." - David Limbaugh

"I've said before: 'If you're going to earnestly sing a song around a campfire, you'd better be a Muppet!' Or else we're just not going to buy it." - Colin Trevorrow

"Children play earnestly as if it were work. But people grow up, and they work with a sorrow upon them. It's duty." - Mary Oliver

"In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy." - Bela Lugosi

"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired." - Martin Luther

"You anticipate what I would say, though you cannot know how earnestly I say it, how earnestly I feel it, without knowing my secret heart, and the hopes and fears and anxieties with which it has long been laden. Dear Doctor Manette, I love your daughter fondly, dearly, disinterestedly, devotedly. If ever there were love in the world, I love her." - Charles Dickens

"Think not of the amount to be accomplished, the difficulties to be overcome, or the end to be attained, but set earnestly at the little task at your elbow, letting that be sufficient for the day." - William Osler

"I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything but it came at some time; no matter at how distant a day, somehow, in some shape, probably the least I would have devised, it came." - Adoniram Judson

"I do not know that ever I desired anything earnestly in my life but 'twas denied me, and I am many times afraid to wish a thing merely lest my fortune should take that occasion to use me ill." - Dorothy Osborne

"I was very surprised how many people were earnestly reminiscing about the '80s. It's such a stupid thing to do, like, to be honestly invested in nostalgia. It never even occurred to me to do that." - Michael Ian Black

"If one's conscience is willing to confess whatever sins have been committed, including the sin of unbelief, it will be sorrowful in a godly way, earnestly desiring the mercy of God." - Watchman Nee

"Who does more earnestly long for a change than he who is uneasy in his present circumstances? And who run to create confusions with so desperate a boldness as those who have nothing to lose, hope to gain by them?" - Thomas More

"Bistro cooking is good, traditional food, earnestly made and honestly displayed. It is earthy, provincial, or bourgeois; as befits that kind of food, it is served in ample portions." - David Liederman

"Pray earnestly and fast with purpose and devotion. Some difficulties, like devils, do not come out save by fasting and by prayer. Ask in righteousness and you shall receive. Knock with conviction and it shall be opened unto you." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"I earnestly pray that the Omnipotent Being who has not deserted the cause of America in the hour of its extremest hazard, will never yield so fair a heritage of freedom a prey to 'Anarchy' or 'Despotism'." - George Washington

"There is a person whose acquaintance and conversation I do earnestly recommend unto you as thing of the greatest advantage: you will be surprised when I tell you it is yourself." - David Berman

"What is it about maps? I could look at them all day, earnestly studying the names of towns and villages I have never heard of and will never visit..." - Bill Bryson

"Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." - Albert Einstein

"Any individual can be, in time, what he earnestly desires to be, if he but set his face steadfastly in the direction of that one thing and bring all his powers to bear upon its attainment." - John Herman Randall

"He was a democrat in the best sense, earnestly desiring the elevation of the people to a higher plane of intellectual and moral life, as well as their political emancipation." - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"Although the beauties, riches, honors, sciences, virtues, and perfections of all men living were in the present possession of one, yet somewhat above and beyond all this would still be sought and earnestly thirsted for." - Richard Hooker

"There is a perennial nobleness and even sacredness in work. Were he ever so benighted, forgetful of his high calling, there is always hope in a man that actually and earnestly works." - Thomas Carlyle

"I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent." - Henry David Thoreau

"O world, world! thus is the poor agent despised. O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavor be so loved, and the performance so loathed?" - William Shakespeare

"There is a perennial nobleness, and even sacredness, in work. Were he never so benighted, forgetful of his high calling, there is always hope in a man that actually and earnestly works: in idleness alone there is perpetual despair." - Thomas Carlyle

"Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them.... To face every opportunity of life thoughtfully, and ask its meaning bravely and earnestly, is the only way to meet supreme opportunities when they come, whether open-faced or disguised." - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"To stick to the present situation would be something like a man who was observed in Times Square looking earnestly along the pavement. He was asked what he was looking for. He said "I lost my watch."" - William Vickrey

"How many thousands ... earnestly seeking what they do not want, while they neglect the real blessings in their possession - I mean the innocent gratification of their senses, which is all we can properly call our own." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"The whole faculties of man must be exerted in order to call forth noble energies; and he who is not earnestly sincere lives in but half his being, self-mutilated, self-paralyzed." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Any individual can be, in time, what he earnestly desires to be, if he but sets his face steadfastly in the direction of that one thing, and bring all his powers to bear upon its attainment." - John Herman Randall

"We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief.... In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding." - R Buckminster Fuller

"I earnestly advise women of artistic tastes to train for the unworked field of modern photography. It seems to be especially adapted to them, and the few who have entered it are meeting with gratifying and profitable success. (1898)" - Gertrude Kasebier

"O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water." - David

"There is a perennial nobleness and even sacredness in work. Be he never so benighted and forgetful of his high calling, there is always hope in a man that actually and earnestly works: in Idleness alone is there perpetual Despair." - Albert Pike

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." - Buddha

"I would... earnestly advise them for their good to order this paper to be punctually served up, and to be looked upon as a part of the tea equipage." - Joseph Addison

"I beg of Thee, O my Best Beloved, to pardon me and those who earnestly seek to promote Thy Cause; Thou art indeed the One Who forgiveth the sins of all mankind." - Bab

"What a dawning appears to the man or woman who earnestly inquires, 'Who is living my life for me?' Am I really thinking for myself or am I unknowingly projecting acquired ideas which may be all wrong?" - Vernon Howard

"God doesn't want us to pile up impressive phrases. He doesn't want us to use words without thinking about their meaning. He wants us to talk to him as to a friend or father - authentically, reverently, personally, earnestly." - Bill Hybels

"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

"Oh, yes, the game was to just find something about everything to be glad about - not matter what twas, rejoined Pollyanna earnestly. And we began right then - on the crutches." - Eleanor H. Porter

"What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself." - Anna Jameson

"There is nothing better than work. Work is also play; children know that. Children play earnestly as if it were work. But people grow up, and they work with a sorrow upon them. It's duty." - Mary Oliver

"We sincerely and earnestly believe in peace; but if peace and justice conflict, we scorn the man who would not stand for justice though the whole world came in arms against him." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Whether you do your work with notes or without them, do it courageously, earnestly, with devotion; with a glad sense of the greatness of it, and a full consecration of every force and faculty to it." - Richard Salter Storrs

"One of the greatest threats to your husband's position of priority would be if you were to earnestly pursue a career... If you finally reach a pinnacle of success, you would overshadow him and make him feel unimportant." - Helen Andelin

"Now when I came to go up to operations, I went down to this patient's room and got down on my knees at the foot of the bed and earnestly asked the Lord to help us and to help me." - John Harvey Kellogg

"The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary." - Lajos Kossuth

"I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head." - Hakuin Ekaku

"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 Roberts

"Cynicism and naivety lie cheek by jowl in the American imagination; if the United States is one of the most venal nations on Earth, it is also one of the most earnestly idealistic." - Terry Eagleton

"Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith." - Paul Tillich

"Negro producers, Negro distributors, Negro consumers! The world of Negroes can be self contained. We desire earnestly to deal with the rest of the world, but if the rest of the world desire not, we seek not" - Marcus Garvey

"Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement" - John Hancock

"So go back to the books. They will comfort you and cheer you. If you earnestly work with them, neither sorrow nor anxiety nor distress nor suffering need trouble your mind any more, no, not evermore." - Walter Wangerin

"I ask you all so earnestly to open girl's schools in every village and try to uplift them. If the Conditions of women are raised, then their children will, by their noble actions, glorify the name of the Country." - Swami Vivekananda

"We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people." - Xi Jinping

"An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell? No, said the priest, not if you did not know. Then why, asked the Inuit earnestly, did you tell me?" - Annie Dillard

"Let us be banded together as one man; let us contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints; let us pray with fervour, let us live in holiness, let us preach constantly, and preach with fire, and let us so live, that we may impress our age, and leave our footprints on the sands of time." - Charles Spurgeon

"No pains must be spared to wipe out all feeling of diffidence, embarrassment, or shame on the part of those receiving relief; [we] must be one great family of equals. The spiritual welfare of those on relief must receive especial care and be earnestly and prayerfully fostered. A system which gives relief for work or service will go far to reaching these ends." - Heber J Grant

"The number one thing I am earnestly attracted to is intelligence. Writers are thus the pinnacle of intelligence. While actors are great and awesome, writers literally create new worlds from scratch. What is sexier than that? Personally, I don't know why every person out there isn't dating a writer." - Rachel Bloom

"Bertrand Russell had given a talk on the then new quantum mechanics, of whose wonders he was most appreciative. He spoke hard and earnestly in the New Lecture Hall. And when he was done, Professor Whitehead, who presided, thanked him for his efforts, and not least for 'leaving the vast darkness of the subject unobscured'." - J Robert Oppenheimer

"Possess purity in an eminent degree, and jealously preserve this fragrant flower. I earnestly desire to see you shine by the brilliancy of this virtue; be like to angels, and omit no precaution to retain this treasure, which is so easily lost by imprudence. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, says the Apostle." - Paul of the Cross

"Note that charity is given only to those who seek it, only to those who earnestly pray for it, only to those who are disciples of Christ. Before we can be filled with this pure love, we must start at the beginning with the first principle of the gospel. We must have "first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ."" - Joseph B Wirthlin

"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 (as long as it was done out of love, not personal glory)" - Frederick William Robertson

"Religious leaders and men of science have the same ideals; they want to understand and explain the universe of which they are part; they both earnestly desire to solve, if a solution be ever possible, that great riddle: Why are we here?" - Arthur Keith

"Even if the received opinion be not only true, but the whole truth; unless it is suffered to be, and actually is, vigorously and earnestly contested, it will, by most of those who receive it, be held in the manner of a prejudice, with little comprehension or feeling of its rational grounds" - John Stuart Mill

"If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old; to win victories over Nature as a worker rather than over hostile critics as a disputant; to attain, in fact, clear and demonstrative knowlegde instead of attractive and probable theory; we invite him as a true son of Science to join our ranks." - Francis Bacon

"I do not think a philosopher who would apply himself so earnestly to the explaining the ultimate principles of the soul, would show himself a great master in the very science of human nature, which he pretends to explain, or very knowing in what is naturally satisfactory to the mind of man." - David Hume

"To labor rightly and earnestly is to walk in the golden track that leads to God. It is to adopt the regimen of manhood and womanhood. It is to come into sympathy with the great struggle of humanity toward perfection. It is to adopt the fellowship of all the great and good the world has ever known." - J. G. Holland

"I often get asked by people 'Is your Twitter real?' and things of that nature. I'm never sure how to respond to that. My Twitter account is completely 'real' in that everything I tweet is something I have earnestly thought or something that has actually happened to me." - Mira Gonzalez

"Young men, I beseech you earnestly, beware of pride. Two things are said to be very rare sights in the world- one is a young man that is humble, and the other is an old man that is content. I fear that this is only too true." - J C Ryle

"In my public statements I have earnestly urged that there rested upon government many responsibilities which affect the moral andspiritual welfare of our people. The participation of women in elections has produced a keener realization of the importance of these questions and has contributed to higher national ideals. Moreover, it is through them that our national ideals are ingrained in our children." - Herbert Hoover

"I mean that they (students) should not play life, or study it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly live it from beginning to end. How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? Methinks this would exercise their minds as much as mathematics." - Henry David Thoreau

"No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes." - Martin Luther

"Our requests are necessary expressly to strengthen our faith, through which alone we can be saved. 'By grace are we saved through faith' (Eph. 2:8). 'O woman, great is your faith' (Mt. 15:28). For this reason the Lord made the woman pray earnestly, in order to awaken her faith and to strengthen it." - John of Kronstadt

"It is hereby earnestly proposed that the USA would be much better off if that big, sprawling, incoherent, shapeless, slobbering civic idiot in the family of American communities, the City of Los Angeles, could be declared incompetent and placed in charge of a guardian like any individual mental defective." - Westbrook Pegler

"Unlike Descartes, we own and use our beliefs of the moment, even in the midst of philosophizing, until by what is vaguely called scientific method we change them here and there for the better. Within our own total evolving doctrine, we can judge truth as earnestly and absolutely as can be, subject to correction, but that goes without saying." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Men seem anxious to accomplish an orderly retreat through the centuries, earnestly rebuilding the works behind them, as they are battered down by the encroachments of time; but while they loiter, they and their works both fall prey to the arch enemy." - Henry David Thoreau