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