It is well to be alone. It fertilizes the creative impulse.
If I ever marry it will be on a sudden impulse, as a man shoots himself.
While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.
Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
We must resist impulses to attack people, their credibility or their nature, and focus only on sharing our own positive creations, contributions, ideas and solutions.
We are all ruled in what we do by impulses;
and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.
The narrative impulse is always with us; we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.
The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience.
Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.
Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit.
It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention.
As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe.
A plural Legislature is as necessary to good Government as a single Executive.
It is not enough that your Legislature should be numerous; it should also be divided. Numbers alone are not a sufficient Barrier against the Impulses of Passion, the Combinations of Interest, the Intrigues of Faction, the Haste of Folly, or the Spirit of Encroachment. One Division should watch over and controul the other, supply its Wants, correct its Blunders, and cross its Designs, should they be criminal or erroneous. Wisdom is the specific Quality of the Legislature, grows out of the Number of the Body, and is made up of the Portions of Sense and Knowledge which each Member brings to it.