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  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    A wise man will see to it that his acts always seem voluntary and not done by compulsion, however much he may be compelled by necessity.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
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    Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.
  • Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison
    American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-
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    I can't explain inspiration. A writer is either compelled to write or not. And if I waited for inspiration I wouldn't really be a writer.
  • Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    British princess 1961-1997
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    I felt compelled to perform - to do my engagements and not let people down. And they supported me, although they weren’t aware how much it carried me through.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for.
  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright 1911-1983
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    I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also.
  • I was becoming wise by experience, and I was compelled to observe that when mud and wet sapped the physical energy of the lazily-inclined, a dog-whip became their backs, restoring them to a sound--some-times to an extravagant activity.
    Source: How I found Livingstone (1872) Ch. 6
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. Names are everything. I never quarrel with actions. My one quarrel is with words. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.
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