A Quote by Van Wyck Brooks on creativity, impulses, and war

The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.

Van Wyck Brooks (1886 - 1963)

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A Quote by Thomas Nelson Page on action, creation, direction, force, impulses, machines, men, and world

A great factory with the machinery all working and revolving with absolute and rhythmic regularity and with the men all driven by one impulse, and moving in unison as though a constituent part of the mighty machine, is one of the most inspiring examples of directed force that the world knows. I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive.

Thomas Nelson Page (1853 - 1922)

Source: The American's Creed was a result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed.

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on illusions, impulses, instinct, readiness, religion, and strength

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on contentment, dreams, evil, impulses, inspiration, responsibility, and understanding

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on heart, impulses, mankind, traditions, and world

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 (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Collier on imagination, impulses, and vision

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.

Robert Collier

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A Quote by Robert Browning on angels, impulses, instinct, joy, laws, life, and soul

The ultimate, angels' law, Indulging every instinct of the soul There where law, life, joy, impulse are one thing!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Death in the Desert.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on generosity, heroism, impulses, men, and world

The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph W. Sockman, D.D. on army, christ, church, exercise, habits, impulses, life, play, religion, soldiers, and worship

Habit must play a larger place in our religious life. We worship when we feel like it, we pray when we feel like it. We read the Bible when we feel like it. Leaving our religious exercises to the promptings of impulse, we become creatures of impulse rather than soldiers of Christ. An army made up of creatures of impulse would be only a mob. So is a church.

Ralph W. Sockman

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A Quote by Pat Ogden on awareness, body, change, growth, impulses, and spirituality

In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now.

Pat Ogden

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