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The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
Weight, force and casual impulse, together with resistance, are the four external powers in which all the visible actions of mortals have their being and their end.
Leonardo da Vinci
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
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
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.
I act on impulse and I go with my instincts.
Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.
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.
What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others.
Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party.
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
It is a lie that our anger justifies our impulse to hurt or ignore our antagonists. We are to forgive to be forgiven. To wait for them to repent before we forgive and repent is to allow them to choose for us a delay which could cost us happiness here and hereafter.
Henry B. Eyring
If you get an impulse in a scene, no matter how wrong it seems, follow the impulse. It might be something and if it ain't - take two!
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.
Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.
Everyone has a creative impulse, and has the right to create, and should.
Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it's fun to be able to deliver it.
There's a general impulse to distract the grieving person - as if you could.
There is a humanitarian impulse that one aspires to and there are days when one doesn't do it very well.
When you're young, you don't really know quite what you're aiming at. You're very impulsive and acting on impulse, which is very important and valuable. But you're kind of swimming in a blind sea. When you get older, you have more of a sense of direction.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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