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  • The same quickness which makes a mind buoyant in gladness often makes it gentlest and most sympathetic in sorrow.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1866). “The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings”, p.35
  • There is a quickness of perception in some, a nicety in the discernment of character, a natural penetration, in short, which no experience in others can equal.

    Jesse Zuba, Jane Austen (2009). “Persuasion - Jane Austen”, p.100, Infobase Publishing
  • The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to some quickness of resentment and asperity of reply.

    Samuel Johnson (1820). “The Rambler”, p.394
  • Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities—a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity—but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies.

    Steven Johnson (2010). “Where Good Ideas Come From”, p.108, Penguin
  • Quickness more than anything else should determine your amount of pressure on the ball.

  • Fain would I wed a fair young man that night and day could please me, When my mind or body grieved that had the power to ease me. Maids are full of longing thoughtsthat breed a bloodless sickness, And that, oft I hear men say, is only cured by quickness.

    Night   Men   Please Me  
    1617 Fourth Book of Airs,'Fain Would I Wed'.
  • No," I said finally. "Slowness in Answering," she said into the handheld. "When's the last time you slept?" "1940" I said promptly, which is the problem with Quickness in Answering.

    Lasts   Problem   Said  
    Connie Willis (2009). “To Say Nothing of the Dog”, p.18, Bantam
  • Youth has a quickness of apprehension, which it is very apt to mistake for an acuteness of penetration.

    Hannah More (1835). “The Works of Hannah More”, p.360
  • All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied.

  • You should not only have attention to everything, but a quickness of attention, so as to observe at once all the people in the room--their motions, their looks and their words--and yet without staring at them and seeming to be an observer.

    People   Rooms   Looks  
    Lord Chesterfield, David Roberts (2008). “Lord Chesterfield's Letters”, p.20, Oxford University Press
  • Why did the Lord give use so much quickness unless it was to avoid responsibility?

  • We gain so much by quickness, and lose so much by slowness.

  • And die of nothing but a rage to live.

    Death   Pain   Rage  
    Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson (1822). “The poems of Alexander Pope”, p.91
  • To be forward to praise others implies either great eminence, that can afford to, part with applause; or great quickness of discernment, with confidence in our own judgments; or great sincerity and love of truth, getting the better of our self-love.

    William Hazlitt (2015). “Delphi Collected Works of William Hazlitt (Illustrated)”, p.1464, Delphi Classics
  • Old men tend to forget what thought was like in their youth; they forget the quickness of the mental jump, the daring of the youthful intuition, the agility of the fresh insight. They become accustomed to the more plodding varieties of reason, and because this is more than made up by the accumulation of experience, old men think themselves wiser than the young.

    Isaac Asimov (2010). “Pebble in the Sky”, p.108, Macmillan
  • I still have my quickness, but I turn it on and off. I don't want to fail in anything I do and that's why I'm hard on myself.

    Want   Failing   Turns  
  • We need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around.

    Country   Brain   Energy  
    Source: www.cbsnews.com
  • A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

    Bruce Lee (2015). “Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way”, p.31, Tuttle Publishing
  • God, I love you," he said, and laid his head on her belly, his arms locked around her hips. Madelyn slid her fingers into his hair. "It took you long enough," she said gently. "What I lack in quickness, I make up in staying power." "Meaning?" "That I'll still be telling you that fifty years from now." He paused and turned his head to kiss her stomach.

    Love You   Kissing   Hair  
    Linda Howard (1990). “Duncan's Bride”, Mira Books
  • That which we call wit consists much in quickness and tricks, and is so full of lightness that it seldom goes with judgment and solidity; but when they do meet, it is commonly in an honest man.

    Men   Honest   Tricks  
  • The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button.

  • It requires enormous presence of mind or rather quickness of wit, when opening your eyes to seize hold as it were of everything in the room at exactly the same place where you had let it go on the previous evening. That is why the moment of waking up was the riskiest moment of the day. Once that was well over without deflecting you from your orbit, you could take heart of grace for the rest of the day.

    Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold (1981). “The Metamorphosis”, Bantam Classics
  • Earn as much money as you possibly can and as quickly as you can. The sooner you get money out of the way, the sooner you will be able to get to the rest of your problems in style.

    Style   Able   Way  
    FaceBook post by Jim Rohn from Jul 30, 2015
  • Nothing we do has the quickness, the sureness, the deep intelligence living at peace would have.

    Denise Levertov, Peggy Rosenthal (2006). “Making Peace”, p.4, New Directions Publishing
  • A sluggish, dawdling, and dilatory man may have spasms of activity, but he never acts continuously and consecutively with energetic quickness.

    Men   Sloth   May  
    George Stillman Hillard (1864). “Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-general U. S. Army”, p.360, Gale Cengage Learning
  • I submit that tennis is the most beautiful sport there is and also the most demanding. It requires body control, hand-eye coordination, quickness, flat-out speed, endurance, and that weird mix of caution and abandon we call courage. It also requires smarts. Just one single shot in one exchange in one point of a high-level match is a nightmare of mechanical variables.

    "The String Theory" by David Foster Wallace, www.esquire.com. September 17, 2008.
  • It is true there is nothing displays a genius, I mean a quickness of genius, more than a dispute; as two diamonds, encountering, contribute to each other's luster. But perhaps the odds is much against the man of taste in this particular.

    Mean   Men   Odds  
    William Shenstone (1868). “Essays on men and manners”, p.98
  • There is so little time for us all; I need to be able to say what I want quickly and to as many people as possible.

    Time   People   Able  
  • Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.

    Dialogues (1954) 15 Dec. 1939
  • Quickness is the essence of the war.

    War   Essence   Quickness  
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