A Quote by Horace Mann on blindness, colors, future, good, happiness, impulses, obedience, principles, sacrifice, and present

In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on impulses

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on impulses, principles, and simplicity

There is more simplicity in a man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats grapenuts in principle.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gary Zukav on anger, compassion, creativity, experience, fear, heart, illusions, impulses, learning, love, personality, personality, power, purpose, sorrow, soul, spirit, present, and words

Illusion holds power over you when you are not able to remember that you are a powerful spirit that has taken on the physical experience for the purpose of learning. It has power over you when you are compelled by wants and impulses and values of your personality. It holds power over you when you fear and hate and sorrow and fester in anger or strike out in rage. It has NO power over you when you LOVE, when compassion opens your heart to others, when your creativity flows unimpeded joyously into the present moment. In other words, the illusion had no power over a personality that is fully aligned with the soul.

Gary Zukav

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on distrust, impulses, and punishment

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on compassion, impulses, and soul

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Edward S. Jordan on adventure, driving, ideas, impulses, love, mediocrity, men, money, motivation, needs, power, and religion

Men in general are too material and do not make enough human contacts. If we search for the fundamentals which actually motivate us we will find that they come under four headings: love, money, adventure and religion. It is to some of them that we always owe that big urge which pushes us onward. Men who crush these impulses and settle down to everyday routine are bound to sink into mediocrity. No man is a complete unit of himself; he needs the contact, the stimulus and the driving power which is generated by his contact with other men, their ideas, and constantly changing scenes.

Edward S. Jordan

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A Quote by Edward O. Wilson on diversity, garden, imitation, impulses, life, nature, and pleasure

Biophilia: the innate pleasure from living abundance and diversity as manifested by the human impulse to imitate Nature with gardens.

Edward O. Wilson

Source: Consilience

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on character, cooperation, desires, direction, education, eternity, experience, harmony, impulses, individuality, life, principles, progress, purpose, soul, and strength

NATIVE vigor of impulses and desires conserved by education and experience, the establishment of inner harmony and cooperation among the powers and capacities of the soul, the formation of a life purpose, and the direction of the individual life in accordance with the eternal principles of right that underlie human progress, - these are the elements of both strength and righteousness in human character.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Dr Louis J. Camuti on animals, impulses, love, and understanding

Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.

Dr Louis J. Camuti (1893 - 1981)

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