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To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
For me and my entire generation, we took on this kind of sarcastic, ironic, snarkiness because it seemed the most extreme reaction to the earnestness of hippies.
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
People take things at face value on social media. Earnestness is the assumption.
Being traditional is a choice for me. South Indian families bring up their children with a sense of freedom, self-respect and self-value. We do whatever we have to with earnestness and honesty, including being uninhibited. Yet we hold onto our roots.
Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.
P. J. O'Rourke
There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
My own will and desires were now very much broken, and my heart was with much earnestness turned to the Lord, to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me.
This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.
I was inspired more by early Bette Midler. I do wear a fancy dress and very high heels - and extra high hair. My goal is to obliterate all earnestness.
In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness, to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel, which he had so faithfully preached.
Earnestness can ferment into sentimentality.
That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history.
Most shows find themselves descending into sentimentality or earnestness at some point but, with 'Community,' the joke is always on.
I have this wholesome disposition in a lot of my characters. A certain earnestness.
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