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Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.
George Henry Lewes
I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.
Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity.
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
Sincerity: if you can fake it, you've got it made.
Why movie and dance critics are taking 'The Company' seriously, I can't imagine. Are they impressed by Altman's reputation and naive sincerity? By the fluid semi-documentary approach?
For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.
You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting.
I'm into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn't feel true, I don't want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that's why I don't always fit into the world of performing arts.
I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours.
Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity.
The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.
The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.
I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.
Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
I don't think anyone who genuinely embraced sincerity, charity and modesty could be intolerant or divisive.
I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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