Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.— Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Devotion Halfhearted quotations
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
Following Christ isn't something that can be done halfheartedly or on the side.
It is not a label we can display when it is useful. It must be central to everything we do and are.
You can't be halfhearted in a revolution.
Values that serve well in a civil society don't work in a state of nature.
We alchemists look for talent that can heat up and change.
Lukewarm won't do. Halfhearted holding back, well-enough getting by? Not here.
The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all.
I'm in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything.
Sometimes, if you begin to sing in a halfhearted mood, you can sing yourself up the ladder. Singing will often make the heart rise.
For many, an album is no longer a considerable feat of an artist but just sounds to be half-listened to while one is halfheartedly engaged in something else.
When I talk about the chickification of either the news business or football or anything else, some people think I'm joking or making halfhearted fun, little swipes here at feminism, but some of it's really serious stuff. You never, ever, ever hear how women are at fault in anything, just like in this abuse business.
The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all.
... organized religion, in a dominating business society, can do only one of two things. It can either assure the communicant with uneasy bluster that God Himself likes money -- a theory which convinces nobody -- or it can give him an apologetic, halfhearted invitation to go out and get himself crucified.
God does not accept weak, boring, halfhearted worship!
Do things with your whole heart, with as much intensity as you are capable of.
Anything done halfheartedly never brings joy to life. It only brings misery, anxiety, torture, and tension, because whenever you do anything halfheartedly you are dividing yourself into two parts, and that is one of the greatest calamities that has happened to human beings - they are all split.
Our senior officers knew the war was going badly.
Yet they bowed to groupthink pressure and kept up pretenses. ...Many of my generation, the career captains, majors, and lieutenant colonels seasoned in that war, vowed that when our turn came to call the shots, we would not quietly acquiesce in halfhearted warfare for half-baked reasons that the American people could not understand.
Your life of indifference to the risen Christ and of halfhearted attention now and then to a few of his commandments will appear on that day as supremely blameworthy and infinitely foolish, and you will . . . weep that you did not change.”8
Life is to be experienced, not fought against, run from, or engaged halfheartedly. Though we may wish to make changes in the future, to be conscious is to be with an experience as it’s unfolding, rather than thinking about how we would like to change it. Taking charge of our life so that we alter the quality of our experiences in the future comes after an experience.
No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly.
..and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.
Nothing says you care for me better than offering to torture my enemies.
" He grinned. "No sense doing things halfhearted. And to think, some girls have to endure listening to poetry.
The core problem isn’t the fact that we’re lukewarm, halfhearted, or stagnant Christians. The crux of it all is why we are this way, and it is because we have an inaccurate view of God. We see Him as a benevolent Being who is satisfied when people manage to fit Him into their lives in some small way. We forget that God never had an identity crisis. He knows that He’s great and deserves to be the center of our lives.