Firmness of purpose is one of the best instruments of success.
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.
Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.
Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a colour.
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Cowards are scared with threatenings; boys are whipped into confession; but a steady mind acts of itself, ne'er asks the body counsel.
The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.
Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility, it becomes rashness, or obstinacy.
It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.
Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.
A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
It is only dislocated minds whose movements are spasmodic.
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in.
The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom.
People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.
Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.
Firmness is great; persistency is greater.
Lime juice makes things taste fresher. I use it for drinks, salsas, relishes, soups, and sauces. You want some give to your limes - firmness means the inside is dry - and they'll stay softer longer if you don't refrigerate them.
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
The purpose firm is equal to the deed
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Since coming to Harwell I have met English people of all kinds, and I have come to see in many of them a deep rooted firmness which enables them to lead a decent way of life.
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