A Quote by Robert M. Pirsig on force, habits, and life

I go on living, more from force of habit than anything else.

Robert M. Pirsig (1928 -)

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A Quote by Robert L. Heilbroner on divinity, economics, force, future, nature, and world

If one could divine the nature of the economic forces in the world, one could foretell the future.

Robert L. Heilbroner

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A Quote by Robert Collier on desires, force, and horses

One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.

Robert Collier

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A Quote by Robert Browning on earth, eternity, force, heaven, and time

Was there nought better than to enjoy? No feat which, done, would make time break, And let us pent-up creatures through Into eternity, our due? No forcing earth teach heaven's employ?

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Dis Aliter Visum; or, Le Byron de nos Jours.

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on change, control, destiny, direction, force, history, and leadership

I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Richard E. Byrd on accidents, blindness, chance, conviction, cosmology, day, death, despair, doubt, feeling, force, harmony, heart, intelligence, listening, music, peace, purpose, reason, silence, and universe

I paused to listen to the silence. My breath, crystallized as it passed my cheeks, drifted on a breeze gentler than a whisper. The wind vane pointed toward the South Pole. Presently the wind cups ceased their gentle turning as the cold killed the breeze. My frozen breath hung like a cloud overhead. The day was dying, the night was being born-but with great peace. Here were the imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it! That was what came out of the silence-a gentle rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord, the music of the spheres, perhaps. It was enough to catch that rhythm, momentarily to be myself a part of it. In that instant I could feel no doubt of man's oneness with the universe. The conviction came that that rhythm was too orderly, too harmonious, too perfect to be a product of blind chance-that, therefore, there must be purpose in the whole and that man was part of that whole and not an accidental offshoot. It was a feeling that transcended reason; that went to the heart of a man's despair and found it groundless. . . . For those who seek it, there is inexhaustible evidence of an all-pervading intelligence. Man is not alone.

Richard E. Byrd (1888 - 1957)

Source: Alone, Admiral Byrd’s personal record

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on anger, balance, choice, disaster, fear, force, life, thought, and wishes

For a moment, off balance, was I annoyed? Anger is always fear, I thought, and fear is always fear of loss. Would I lose myself if he made those choices? It took a second to settle down: I'd lose nothing. They'd be his wishes, not mine, and he's free to live as he wants. The loss would come if I dared force him, tried to live for him and me as well. There'd be disaster worse than life on a bar stool.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Running from Safety)

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A Quote by Raymond B. Fosdick, D.D. on clothes, desires, dignity, environment, force, hope, knowledge, life, meaning, men, purpose, spirit, and truth

The search for truth is, as it always has been, the noblest expression of the human spirit. Man's insatiable desire for knowledge about himself, about his environment and the forces by which he is surrounded, gives life its meaning and purpose, and clothes it with final dignity.... And yet we know, deep in our hearts, that knowledge is not enough.... Unless we can anchor our knowledge to moral purposes, the ultimate result will be dust and ashes- dust and ashes that will bury the hopes and monuments of men beyond recovery.

Raymond B. Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Ray Bradbury on force, life, miracles, and universe

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms.  You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

Ray Bradbury (1920 -)

Source: "G.B.S. — Mark V"

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on force and love


We love force and we care very little how it is exhibited.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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