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Indian theosophist 1895-1986
Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
American entrepreneur, and author
A typical leader has - a natural tendency is to be defensive in the face of a crisis. The first reaction is to blame someone - or something - else. Often, the blame is aimed at something abstract or non-controllable, which often has nothing to do with the crisis but is adjacent to whatever is going on, so it's an easy target.
American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
Henry Brooks Adams
American historian 1838-1918
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
C. J. Cherryh
American writer 1942-
Average people didn't analyze what they thought: they thought they thought, and half of it was gut reaction.Source: Invader (1995)
American politician and lawyer 1954-
Besides the healthcare bill being unconstitutional and a great expansion of federal government, I think if it does not respect people's individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things that are contrary to their deeply held beliefs, there is going to be a visceral negative reaction.
American cryptographer, computer security professional and writer 1963-
Despite fearful rhetoric to the contrary, terrorism is not a transcendent threat. A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy our country's way of life; it's only our reaction to that attack that can do that kind of damage.
Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.Source: Tao of Jeet Kune Do (1975)
Arthur C. Clarke
British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist 1917-2008
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.
Every suggested idea produces a corresponding physical reaction. Every idea constantly repeated ends by being engraved upon the brain, provoking the act which corresponds to that idea.
Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Russian revolutionary and writer 1879-1940
Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
American author 1927-
For every force, there is a counter force. For every negative there is a positive. For every action there is a reaction. For every cause there is an effect.
American feministisch writer 1921-
Friedan: I think it's partly a reaction against feminism, partly envy of feminism, and partly partly a real need of men to evolve through the burden of the masculine mystique, the burden of machismo.Source: The Playboy Interview
Australian politician, medical doctor and environmentalist 1944-
Globally the Greens have arisen like a spontaneous combustion, a reaction to the narrow-minded state-backed exploitation of resources and wealth for a few at the expense of the many.
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