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Definition of Compulsion

Compulsion

  1. The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.

Compulsion Quotations

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
Karl Marx

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
Albert Schweitzer

How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
Karl Rahner

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato

The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
John Dos Passos
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Compulsion Translations

compulsion in German is Zwang
compulsion in Latin is coactum

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