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Compulsion Quotes

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A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Values Compassion

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The mind cannot support moral chaos for long.
Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical
setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
- John Dos Passos

If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer,
unless under compulsion from society.
- Karl Marx

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
- Plato

Only work which is the product of inner compulsion
can have spiritual meaning.
- Walter Gropius

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Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe,
polite, obedient, and sterile.
- Sinclair Lewis

I decline to discuss, under compulsion,
where I have sung, and who has sung my songs,
and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known.
- Pete Seeger

Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion,
but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously
to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
- Bertrand Russell

Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion.
- Walter Jon Williams

Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion.
Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
- Joseph Ratzinger

For what the horse does under compulsion,
as Simon also observes, is done without understanding;
and there is no beauty in it either,
any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
- Xenophon

One of our theories is that one can offset this excessive
compulsion toward the spectacular with a return to simplicity.
- Rem Koolhaas

Where there is a will there is a way.
And this must be the way not of compulsion but of cooperation...
No government and no plan can succeed without it.
- Lionel K. Murphy

How can an act done under compulsion have any moral element in it,
seeing that what is moral is the free act of an intelligent being?
- Auberon Herbert

I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
- Themistocles

We receive the truths of science by compulsion.
Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
- Chauncey Wright

No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man.
No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
- Plato

I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked,
especially under such compulsion as this.
I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it.
- Pete Seeger

The compulsion of fate is bitter.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to.
That is the first compulsion.
The second is one of ethical and moral duty.
I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers
to consider more deeply who they are.
- David Guterson

How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like,
but by doing what we should.
How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion,
and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
- Karl Rahner

I started off like everyone else does,
slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper.
I didn't write or read horror or fantasy,
other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Prayer is commission.
Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that
turns the spiritual machinery of the world.
When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent,
that the divine compulsion is upon you.
- E. Stanley Jones

A spirit, breathing the language of independence,
is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion,
or submit to the dictates of others,
when not softened by reason,
or tempered with kindness.
- Joseph Lancaster

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait.
Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should,
may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings.
Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.
- Ivan Illich

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes:
chance,
nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion,
desire.
- Aristotle

In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not,
the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history.
The influence of real needs and compulsions,
of real interests and materials, is indirect because
the crowd is never conscious of it.
- Simone Weil

I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where
I have to have everything in a straight line,
or everything has to be in pairs.
- David Beckham

I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good
way out of having to do anything else.
- Alexis Korner

I'm a hygiene freak.
I'm like obsessive-compulsive when it comes to washing your hands.
- Kelly Clarkson

I think in Mrs.
C, I certainly played myself.
A very compulsive, sweet person.
- Marion Ross

I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work.
No set goal achieved satisfies.
Success only breeds a new goal.
The golden apple devoured has seeds.
It is endless.
- Bette Davis

Crawford washed her hands a lot.
She washed her arms all the way up past her elbows.
She just couldn't get enough done in that direction.
She was compulsive about being clean,
clean, clean!
- Fay Wray

The thing is that I have a really intense,
almost compulsive need to record.
But it doesn't end there, because what I record is
somehow transformed into a creative thing.
There is a continuity.
Recording is the beginning of a conceptual production.
I am somehow collapsing the two - recording and producing -
into a single event.
- Rem Koolhaas

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without
a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to
those of others and without distortion and self-deception.
Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm

Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I
had almost no money so I thought about being an urban
firefighter and having lots of free time in which to
write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about
books and writers on a daily basis.
That swayed me.
- David Guterson

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

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy,
hasn't got money.
- David Geffen

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
- Antonio Villaraigosa


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