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British writer 1815-1882
A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
American writer and publisher 1859-1915
A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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
American journalist and writer 1853-1937
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
Sir Isaac Newton
British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
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.
American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-
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
British princess 1961-1997
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.
Irish writer 1854-1900
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.
American playwright 1911-1983
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
American writer 1817-1862
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
Irish writer 1854-1900
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
German writer and poet 1749-1832
It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
American writer 1924-1987
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.
English writer 1709-1784
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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