Eagerness quotes:

  • Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin. -- Desiderius Erasmus
  • But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. -- George Eliot
  • I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me. -- Zane Grey
  • Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education. -- William Godwin
  • All chefs are like Jewish mothers. They want to feed you and feed you and impress you. It's an eagerness to please. -- Padma Lakshmi
  • In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation. -- Robert South
  • Baseball is the exponent of American Courage, Confidence, Combativeness, American Dash, Discipline, Determination, American Energy, Eagerness, Enthusiasm, American Pluck, Persistency, Performance, American Spirit, Sagacity, Success, American Vim, Vigor, Virility. -- Albert Goodwill Spalding
  • We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration. -- Irving Babbitt
  • When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well. -- Randy Neugebauer
  • Eagerness to please attracts bullies and bores. -- Mason Cooley
  • I write out of enthusiasm. Momentum that comes from a new idea. Eagerness to explore. I also write out of fear - fear of losing an idea - fear of feeling stagnant. -- Nick Antosca
  • Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway. -- Frank A. Clark
  • Rick Santorum has so much potential and so much eagerness to serve our country. -- Foster Friess
  • We actually slander and dishonor God by our very eagerness to serve Him without knowing Him. -- Oswald Chambers
  • It astounds us to come upon other egoists, as though we alone had the right to be selfish, and to be filled with eagerness to live. -- Jules Renard
  • The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart. -- Amit Ray
  • Their eagerness for the big-band music and their ability to grasp the essence of it made me realize that today's generation has not been properly exposed to the big-band sound. -- Illinois Jacquet
  • Patriotism means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagerness to serve, not support for unjust claims, but frank assessment of its vices and sins, and penitence for them. -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They're full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too. -- Norman Vincent Peale
  • I see by your eagerness, and the wonder and hope which your eyes express, my friend, that you expect to be in formed of the secret with which I am acquainted. That cannot be. -- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • In that world, you'll be able to rise in the morning with the spirit you had known in your childhood: that spirit of eagerness, adventure and certainty which comes from dealing with a rational universe. -- Ayn Rand
  • Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager. -- Susan Sontag
  • There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good. -- Samuel Johnson
  • The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now. -- S. N. Goenka
  • As for Vietnam, what matters is that Kennedy successfully resisted pressure to send anything more than military advisers, a stance that was a likely prelude to complete withdrawal from the conflict. There is solid evidence of his eagerness to end America's military role in that country's civil war. -- Robert Dallek
  • He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions. -- James Hogg
  • There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest. -- Anais Nin
  • President David O. McKay put it beautifully when he said, speaking of mothers, 'This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. . .' (Gospel Ideals, Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, 1953, pp. 453-54). -- H. Burke Peterson
  • Even if it wasn't always morning in America during the years of his presidency, Reagan's eagerness to insist that it was tapped into a longing among voters. They didn't want to picture themselves turning down their thermostats and buttoning up their cardigans. They wanted to strut again. Reagan opened his arms and said, 'Walk this way.' -- Nancy Gibbs
  • The American doctor, in my opinion, possesses a combination of conservatism and that other quality which has put the United States in the forefront in almost every department of science - that is, an eagerness to know what it is really all about in order that he may not be the one left behind if there is something to it. -- Elizabeth Kenny
  • Enthusiasm and eagerness give life to our devotional service. -- Radhanath Swami
  • Education has to endow you with an eagerness to surrender. -- Sai Baba
  • Patience leads to power; but eagerness in greed leads to loss. -- H. P. Blavatsky
  • The eagerness of a listener quickens the tongue of a narrator. -- Charlotte Bronte
  • Our eagerness for worldly activity kills in us the sense of spiritual awe -- Lahiri Mahasaya
  • The most important wisdom of life is to have the eagerness to gain wisdom. -- Debasish Mridha M.D.
  • Courtesy towards opponents and eagerness to understand their view-point is the ABC of non-violence. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • That which anyone has been long learning unwillingly, he unlearns with proportional eagerness and haste. -- William Hazlitt
  • Two elements of successful leadership: a willingness to be wrong and an eagerness to admit it. -- Seth Godin
  • Sincerity in sadhna and eagerness to serve is the basis of one's relationship with the spiritual master. -- Radhanath Swami
  • Governments throughout the English-speaking sphere are creating and then ratcheting the torque on "hate-speech" laws with frightening eagerness. -- Jim Goad
  • A quiet-hearted person awakes with a smile on his lips and an eagerness in his heart for the day ahead. -- Wu Wei
  • There was something not quite right about her eagerness, an eerie kind of voyeurism in her need for bad news. -- Kim Edwards
  • The moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding places. -- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • An eagerness and zeal for dispute on every subject, and with every one, shows great self-sufficiency, that never-failing sign of great self-ignorance. -- William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
  • Observe any meetings of people, and you will always find their eagerness and impetuosity rise or fall in proportion to their numbers. -- Lord Chesterfield
  • We should wish for few things with eagerness, if we perfectly knew the nature of that which was the object of our desire. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • When men have become heartily wearied of licentious anarchy, their eagerness has been proportionately great to embrace the opposite extreme of rigorous despotism. -- Richard Whately
  • No great dependence is to be placed on the eagerness of young soldiers for action...fighting is agreeable to those who are strangers to it. -- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
  • I don't read reviews about myself with any special eagerness or attention unless they are masterpieces of wit and acumen, and I never reread them. -- Vladimir Nabokov
  • I am much beholden to old age, which has increased my eagerness for conversation in proportion as it has lessened my appetites of hunger and thirst. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The person giving the advice returns the confidence placed in him with a disinterested eagerness... and he is usually guided only by his own interest or reputation. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • The reality distortion field was a confounding mélange of a charismatic rhetorical style, indomitable will, and eagerness to bend any fact to fit the purpose at hand, -- Walter Isaacson
  • It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed. -- Patanjali
  • That which is inherently nonfinanceable is financed. That which is inherently financeable is not financed. And the illogic of poverty amidst eagerness and ability to produce plenty goes on. -- Louis O. Kelso
  • There being in the make of an English mind a certain gloom and eagerness, which carries to the sad extreme; religion to fanaticism; free-thinking to atheism; liberty to rebellion. -- George Berkeley
  • Victory is plesant, not only to those who love to conquer, bot to all; for there is produced an idea of superiority, which all with more or less eagerness desire. -- Aristotle
  • His eagerness had turned into a routine; he embraced her at the same time every day. It was a habit like any other, a favourite pudding after the monotony of dinner. -- Gustave Flaubert
  • To express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance. Certainly there is nothing in that of stereoscopic realism, but is it not something that actually exists? -- Vincent Van Gogh
  • A people that is able to say everything, becomes able to do everything. The crowd which follows me with admiration, would run with the same eagerness were I marching to the Guillotine. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • All the evil in the world is the fault of the self-styled pure in heart, a result of their eagerness to unearth secrets and expose them to the light of the sun. -- Jean Giraudoux
  • That is what I like; that is what a young man ought to be. Whatever be his pursuits, his eagerness in them should know no moderation, and leave him no sense of fatigue. -- Jane Austen
  • One great flaw in the reforming passion is that in its eagerness to remedy social wrongs it tends to neglect, certainly to undervalue, the experience of those whose lives it wishes to improve. -- Irving Howe
  • The end of knowledge is wisdom The end of culture is perfection The end of wisdom is freedom The end of education is character. And character consists of eagerness to renounce one's selfish greed. -- Sai Baba
  • Love is like a hunter, who cares not for the game when once caught, which he may have pursued with the most intense and breathless eagerness. Love is strongest in pursuit; friendship in possession.... -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Novelty is indeed necessary to preserve eagerness and alacrity; but art and nature have stores inexhaustible by human intellects, and every moment produces something new to him who has quickened his faculties by diligent observation. -- Samuel Johnson