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Quotations on Firmness

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The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.

~ Confucius

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.

~ Earl of Chesterfield

When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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

~ Alexander Hamilton

The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

~ Edward Young

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