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James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-18910
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand. In every tuft of grass, in every bird, in every opening bud, there it is.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-18620
He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
English writer 1882-19410
It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
British artist 1786-18460
Mistrusts sometimes come over one's mind of the justice of God. But let a real misery come again, and to whom do we fly? To whom do we instinctively and immediately look up?
American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker. 1940-20150
The child in you, like all children, loves to laugh, to be around people who can laugh at themselves and life. Children instinctively know that the more laughter we have in our lives, the better.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.
English diarist and theatre critic 1877-19470
The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent, and is modest about it.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-19500
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mother and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
British Broadcaster 1903-19900
There's nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.
When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
You instinctively discover how to entertain an audience.