The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
— Buddha

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius earnestly quote

I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.
— Mary Wollstonecraft

Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do.
— William James

Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
— earnestly quotation by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe