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Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
This position is untenable, and there can be no pause in the agitation for full political power and responsibility until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it can be called into battle, so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation.
The Social-Democratic Federation took part in all the political and economic struggles of the English working class; it took pains to bring Socialist views home to them, not only through agitation and propaganda, but also by actions.
Fortunately, no country was ever more suited for anarchist agitation than present-day America.
Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism is driving us from one noisy, destructive, futile agitation to another.
Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation - the one is life, the other death.
Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.
Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.
There is a particular whir of agitation about female hunger, a low-level thrumming of shoulds and shouldn'ts and can'ts and wants that can be so chronic and familiar it becomes a kind of feminine Muzak, easy to dismiss, or to tune out altogether, even if you're actively participating in it.
Life provides material for its agitation which makes its general views comprehensible to the masses.
There is no common standard for education about diagnosis. Distinguishing between bipolar depression and major depressive disorder, for example, can be difficult, and mistakes are common. Misdiagnosis can be lethal. Medications that work well for some forms of depression induce agitation in others.
Kay Redfield Jamison
I don't want to be agitated so much on television. I don't need to watch any more agitation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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