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Letter "E" » earnestness
«Earnestness and sincereness are synonymous.»
«It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things until the truth in them becomes yo»
«Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.»
«Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.»
«We should pray with as much earnestness as those who expect everything from God; we should act with as much energy as those who expect everything from themselves»
«To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.»
«A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.»