quote by Richard Hammond

I like to think that my arrogance, impetuosity, impatience, selfishness and greed are the qualities that make me the lovable chap I am.

— Richard Hammond

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Impetuosity and audacity often achieve what ordinary means fail to achieve.

But there is only one person I blame for getting shafted, and that's myself.

I went into the deal which I thought would secure the future of Orange Aids with culpable impetuosity. I had been used to doing business on a handshake and my work of honour, and I made the error of actually believing what the men in the pin-striped suits told me.

Observe any meetings of people, and you will always find their eagerness and impetuosity rise or fall in proportion to their numbers.

It takes great labor to uncover the convincing simple speech of the heart.

Poetic candor comes with hard labor, so even does impetuosity and impudence.

Give not reins to your inflamed passions: take time and a little delay;

impetuosity manages all things badly.

An innings of neurotic violence, of eccentric watchfulness, of brainless impetuosity and incontinent savagery - it was an extraordinary innings, a masterpiece and it secured the Ashes for England [on Pietersen's Ashes winning innings, 2005

The Mathematics are Friends to Religion;

inasmuch as they charm the Passions, restrain the Impetuosity of Imagination, and purge the Mind from Error and Prejudice.

A perpetual conflict with natural desires seems to be the lot of our present state. In youth we require something of the tardiness and frigidity of age; and in age we must labour to recall the fire and impetuosity of youth; in youth we must learn to respect, and in age to enjoy.

This is that eloquence the ancients represented as lightning, bearing down every opposer; this the power which has turned whole assemblies into astonishment, admiration and awe- - that is described by the torrent, the flame, and every other instance of irresistible impetuosity.

At least half of my life's many mistakes can be safely put down to impetuosity: the other half derive from inertia.

Inflexibility is the worst human failing.

You can learn to check impetuosity, overcome fear with confidence and laziness with discipline. But for rigidity of mind, there is no antidote. It carries the seeds of its own destruction.

Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliance and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bull doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.

Forgive me for startling you with the impetuosity of my sentiments, my dear Scarlett—I mean, my dear Mrs. Kennedy. It cannot have escaped your notice that for some time past the friendship I have had in my heart for you has ripened into a deeper feeling, a feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. Dare I name it you? Ah! It is love which makes me so bold!

It is the fault of youth that it cannot restrain its own impetuosity.

Give time and permit a short delay, impetuosity ruins everything.

Now see what a Christian is, drawn by the hand of Christ.

He is a man on whose clear and open brow God has set the stamp of truth; one whose very eye beams bright with honor; in whose very look and bearing you may see freedom, manliness, veracity; a brave man--a noble man--frank, generous, true, with, it may be, many faults; whose freedom may take the form of impetuosity or rashness, but the form of meanness never.

Tastes in young people are changed by natural impetuosity, and in the aged are preserved by habit.

Results are often obtained by impetuosity and daring which could never have been obtained by ordinary methods.

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