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  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    It is your own convictions which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.
  • Alain Badiou
    Alain Badiou
    French philosopher 1937-
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    Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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    I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    If defense is the stronger form of war, yet has a negative object, it follows that it should be used only so long as weakness compels, and be abandoned as soon as we are strong enough to pursue a positive object.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say.
  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
    English dramatist and writer 1685-1750
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    Let never man be bold enough to say, Thus, and no farther shall my passion stray: The first crime, past, compels us into more, And guilt grows fate, that was but choice, before.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    So long as a man rides his Hobby-Horse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him - pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?
  • Bob Taft
    Bob Taft
    American politician and attorney 1942-
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    What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives - family, friends, faith and freedom.
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