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What are the best stern quotes?

We've gathered this hand-picked list of quotes to show you what is stern!

Whether a inspirational quote from your favorite celebrity Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Allan Poe or an motivational message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all benefit from a famous stern quote.

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. — Leonardo da Vinci

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me. — Edgar Allan Poe

The man whose authority is recent is always stern. — Aeschylus

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. — Teresa of Avila

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We always believe God is like ourselves, the indulgent think him indulgent and the stern, terrible. — Joseph Joubert

From compromise and things half done, Keep me with stern and stubborn pride,And when at last the fight is won,God, keep me still unsatisfied. — Louis Untermeyer

Depend upon it, the first universal characteristic of all great art is Tenderness, as the second is Truth. I find this more and more every day: an infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all the truly great men. It is sure to involve a relative intensity of disdain towards base things, and an appearance of sternness and arrogance in the eyes of all hard, stupid, and vulgar people — John Ruskin