sincerity

A Quote by Fred Allen on heart and sincerity

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on brevity and sincerity

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by François Fénelon on behavior, belief, fidelity, god, grace, love, sacrifice, sincerity, and spirit

It is only by fidelity in little things that the grace of true love to God can be sustained, and distinguished from a passing fervor of spirit. . . . No one can well believe that our piety is sincere, when our behavior is lax and irregular in its little details. What probability is there that we should not hesitate to make the greatest sacrifices, when we shrink from the smallest?

Francois Fenelon (1651 - 1715)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on friendship, sincerity, and solitude

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarium

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on friendship and sincerity

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: What Will He do With It?, bk. iii, ch. 15 (heading)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on confidence, heart, imitation, people, and sincerity

Sincerity is an open heart. Few people show it; usually what we see is an imitation put on to snare the confidence of others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on confession, faults, and sincerity

We confess our faults, to make amends by our sincerity for the harm they have done us in the opinion of others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action, advice, approval, confidence, friendship, giving, interest, reputation, responsibility, sincerity, and zeal

Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action, advice, approval, confidence, friendship, reputation, responsibility, sincerity, wisdom, and zeal

Man is never less sincere than when he asks, or offers, advice. When he asks it, he seems to defer to the wisdom of his friend, but really he seeks approval of his own opinion, and to make his friend responsible with him for his actions. When he offers advice, he seems to repay the confidence of his inquirer with disinterested zeal, while really seeking to bolster his own advantage or reputation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on action, beginning, fear, grace, habits, humility, journeys, life, obligation, observation, prayer, pride, selfishness, sincerity, and soul

If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquillity of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. Within the depths of consciousness a flame kindles. And man sees himself. He discovers his selfishness, his silly pride, his fears, his greeds, his blunders. He develops a sense of moral obligation, intellectual humility. Thus begins a journey of the soul toward the realm of grace. . . . [Continued]

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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