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Firmness Quotes

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.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.

Author: Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Profession: American Statesman

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.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.

Author: J. Swartz


The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

Author: Edward Young (1683-1765)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist