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Impulse Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Impulse.

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

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Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes,
but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done,
even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse.
There lies freedom, indeed.
- Anonymous

Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom
understand that the impulse to blame
something or someone is foolishness,
that there is nothing to be gained in blaming,
whether it be others or oneself.
- Epictetus

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All these primary impulses,
not easily described in words,
are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein

Hey, Marge. Isn't it great being married
to someone who's recklessly impulsive?
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

 

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
- Laurence J. Peter

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
- John F. Kennedy

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure.
- Mark Twain

Ignorance is preferable to error,
and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing
than he who believes what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the children are untaught,
their ignorance and vices will in future life
cost us much dearer in their consequences
than it would have done in their
correction by a good education.
- Thomas Jefferson

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

True friendship can afford true knowledge.
It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge:
it is those who know little, and not those who know much,
who so positively assert that this or that problem
will never be solved by science.
- Charles Darwin

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Blinding ignorance does mislead us.
Oh Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
- Leonardo da Vinci

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

A flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

Know that a flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower.
Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

When the heart-mind opens, the nectar of its flower is Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln


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