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Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

When our spelling is perfect, it's invisible.
But when it's flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

 

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action,
while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
- Eric Hoffer

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
- Andre Gide

Public emergencies may require the hand of severity
to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty,
but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods.
- Mercy Otis Warren

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He who truly believes that which prompts him to an
action has looked upon the action to lust after it,
he has committed it already in his heart.
- William Kingdon Clifford

One of the best things about paintings is their silence -
which prompts reflection and random reverie.
- Mark Stevens

Creative risk taking is essential to success in any
goal where the stakes are high.
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

I think that many of my ideas are correct,
but I'll bet you, before my death other discoveries
will be made that will prompt me to alter various ideas
I have about human evolution.
- Donald Johanson

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune,
to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
- Charles Simmons

The more wild and incredible your desire,
the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it,
if you will have it so.
- Coventry Patmore

The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be
essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.
- Adam Schiff

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible
to interferences and accidents,
they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt
disruption of normal activities.
- Jurgen Habermas

So with that will prompt and prepared to serve all
those whom I perceive to be servants of my Lord,
I will speak of three things with simplicity and love
as if I were speaking to my own soul.
- Ignatius Loyola

I know where I'm going to be, I'm not traveling here
and there and everywhere.
That didn't necessarily prompt me to it but it definitely
opened up my mind of saying okay,
maybe this is a good time to do this.
- Nia Long

Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of
December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour.
My dream of a theater in Washington D.C.
came to a prompt end.
- Leon Askin

A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the
deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences:
swift arrest,
prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point -
finality of judgment.
- Warren E. Burger

For anyone to open their heart, they need the right atmosphere,
and something to prompt them.
For my mother it was her trip abroad:
she was in a very relaxed,
understanding environment.
I was very sympathetic towards her.
- Jung Chang

A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm;
that after they have lost all they are sure to lose
on mixing with the world,
enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
- Augustus Hare

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible;
it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct
principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy,
applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
- Maximilien Robespierre

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone,
what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
- Horace

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris,
I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor,
as canon law at that time still permitted.
- Abbe Pierre

The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves,
to come out of the womb of nature.
- Stephen Gardiner

That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently;
but,
as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar,
so the invention itself has been.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth -
of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes
have invoked my sympathies -
whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence
I prompted to a lofty aim -
whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists
who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive
ideas of mankind and socialism,
and not by selfish personal interests -
let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means.
- Janos Kadar

The musician - if he be a good one -
finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception,
and he translates the expression of that perception
from the terms of poetry into the terms of music.
- John Drinkwater

I wish you to inform the Court that my absence,
though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful.
Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which
might be inflicted on me.
- Bram Fischer

We ought instead of retreating should follow up the enemy and take Richmond.
And in full view of all responsible for such declaration,
I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason.
- Philip Kearny

Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity;
and its introduction as a State function,
though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State,
was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction.
- Benjamin Tucker

Ask those who love Him with a sincere love,
and they will tell you that they find no greater or
prompter relief amid the troubles of their life than
in loving conversation with their Divine Friend.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that
treats pain but doesn't get the user high,
prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare,
"Thank you?"
- Jimmy Fallon

The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire.
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

I hope to God that the inner strength that will vindicate
my deeds will in good time spring forth from my own people.
I have done as I had to on the prompting of my inner voice.
- Kurt Huber

One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without
having that nature recoil upon itself.
- Jack London

There is no harm in being sometimes wrong-
especially if one is promptly found out.
- John Maynard Keynes

The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now,
and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason,
they are to be promptly fulfilled.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

One ought never to turn one's back
on a threatened danger and try to run away from it.
If you do that, you will double the danger.
But if you meet it promptly and without flinching,
you will reduce the danger by half.
Never run away from anything. Never!
- Winston Churchill

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do,
we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
- Samuel Butler

I caught on fire twice on the stage,
but I was promptly put out.
It was just my leg.
- Tre Cool

Having committed ourselves to Iraq, we must prevail,
and to prevail, we must fund all of the requirements for our military.
We must do it adequately and promptly,
and the administration is doing neither.
- Jack Reed

Proverbs often contradict one another,
as any reader soon discovers.
The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap
promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost;
that absence makes the heart grow fonder,
but out of sight, out of mind.
- Leo Rosten

Foreign nationals entering the United States illegally
who are taken into custody by the Border Protection
Corps or by State or local law enforcement authorities
must be promptly delivered to a federal law enforcement authority.
- John Culberson

If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers,
he is deceiving either himself or others.
Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as
in the historic home of the Jews,
for the very reason that it is the historic home.
- Theodor Herzl

Hurricane Katrina, coupled with Hurricane Rita,
which came promptly on Katrina's heels,
claimed more than 1,200 American lives.
Together, they caused more than $200 billion in damage.
- Ellen Tauscher

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous


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