A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on cities, emotion, god, impulses, proverbs, resentment, and selfishness

Submissiveness to God enables us to govern ourselves. . . . Lacking this capacity we vulnerable, like "a city which is broken down, and without walls" (Proverbs 25:28). We are vulnerable if we can be taken by a wave of emotion, invaded by an invidious impulse, roughed up by resentment, or engulfed by a surge of selfishness.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Not My Will, But Thine, page 95, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on happiness, impulses, limits, men, and world

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease.  The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The House of the Seven Gables

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on acceptance, desires, failure, impossibility, impulses, nature, principles, and reality

Through some strange and powerful principle of "mental chemistry" which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, "that something" which recognizes no such word as "impossible," and accepts no such reality as failure.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Milton R. Sapirstein on assumptions, fanaticism, impulses, and value

There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person in whom one impulse, one value, has assumed ascendancy over all others.

Milton R. Sapirstein

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on earth, impulses, laws, men, and nature

Nature's great law, and the law of all men's minds? To its own impulse every creature stirs: Live by thy light, and Earth will live by hers.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Religious Isolation

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on acquaintance, action, behavior, humanity, impulses, love, people, principles, self-love, soul, temptation, present, vices, and virtue

Nothing can tell us so much about the general lawlessness of humanity as a perfect acquaintance with our own immoderate behavior. If we would think over our own impulses, we would recognize in our own souls the guiding principle of all vices which we reproach in other people; and if it is not in our very actions, it will be present at least in our impulses. There is no malice that self-love will not offer to our spirits so that we may exploit any occasion, and there are few people virtuous enough not to be tempted.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on driving, heart, impulses, life, mind, motherhood, obsession, people, and sex

Although most people spend their entire lives following this biological impulse (i.e. the sex drive), it is only a tiny portion of our beings. . . . If we remain obsessed with seeds and eggs, we are married to the fertile reproductive valley of the Mysterious Mother but not to her immeasurable heart and all-knowing mind.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (65)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on art, creativity, impulses, people, society, spontaneity, and understanding

Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jane Garmey on debate, earth, facts, garden, impulses, and time

It's amazing how much time one can spend in a garden doing nothing at all. I sometimes think, in fact, that the nicest part of gardening is walking around in a daze, idly deadheading the odd dahlia, wondering where on earth to squeeze in yet another impulse buy, debating whether to move the recalcitrant artemisia one more time, or daydreaming about where to put the pergola.

Jane Garmey

Source: A Writer in the Garden

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A Quote by Jacob Boehme on god, impulses, and spirit

In this light my spirit suddenly saw through all, and in and by all creatures, even in herbs and grass it knew God, who he is, and how he is, and what his will is: And suddenly in that light my will was set on by a mighty impulse, to describe the being of God.

Jacob Boehme (1575 - 1624)

Source: Aurora, 1612

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