Impulses Related Quotes



The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.

Frances Wright


Wild liberty breeds iron conscience; natures with great impulses have great resources, and return from far.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


by and large the poor have the same impulses as the rich, with only less opportunity or skill to implement them

Will Durant


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

Eric Hoffer


The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being.

Virginia Postrel


De Tocqueville considered the impulse toward well-being as one of the strongest impulses of a democratic society. He can't be blamed for underestimating the destructive powers generated by this same impulse.

Saul Bellow


The miracle is that, in most cases, he succeeds - for the powers of survival, of the will to survive, and to survive as a unique inalienable individual, are absolutely, the strongest in our being: stronger than any impulses, stronger than disease.

Oliver Sacks


The same people in the Congress who are busy kicking holes in the social safety net are also those who would sell off the nation's forests for a song, give away its national parks, and trash its wilderness preserves; there is a connection between the two impulses.

Paul Gruchow


Impulses of intelligence constantly create the body in new forms every second.

Deepak Chopra


The very worst impulses of humankind can survive generations, centuries, even millennia. And the best of our individual efforts can die with us at the end of a single lifetime.

Elizabeth Kostova