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Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?
Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
James Russell Lowell
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
I act on impulse and I go with my instincts.
What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
There is a humanitarian impulse that one aspires to and there are days when one doesn't do it very well.
Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet.
Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others.
As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.
Marquis de Sade
A first impulse was never a crime.
If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
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