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IMPULSE
[ Also see Haste Inclination Instinct Motive Mutability Passion Policy Rashness Reason Recklessness Reflection ]

The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.
      - Van Wyck Brooks

A warm blundering man does more for the world than a frigid wise man.
      - Lord David Cecil (Edward Christian David Cecil)

Women are far more impulsive than men; this is because they are more influenced by the heart than the head.
      - Dorothee DeLuzy

The Indian who fells the tree that he may gather the fruit, and the Arab who plunders the caravans of commerce are actuated by the same impulse of savage nature, and relinquish for momentary rapine the long and secure possession of the most important blessings.
      - Edward Gibbon

Calculation is of the head; impulse is of the heart; and both are good in their way.
      - Henry Giles

What reason would grope for in vain, spontaneous impulse ofttimes achieves at a stroke, with light and pleasureful guidance.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
      - Augustus William Hare

I venture to suggest that the most developed man is he who has the least reason for not simply obeying his impulses, or that perfect impulses mark the perfect man.
      - James Hinton

All our first movements are good, generous, heroical; reflection weakens and kills them.
      - Aime Martin

On great occasions it is almost always women who have given the strongest proofs of virtue and devotion; the reason is, that with men good and bad qualities are in general the result of calculation, while in women they are impulses springing from the heart.
      - Charles Tristan de Montholon

What persons are by starts they are by nature.
      - Laurence Sterne

Act upon your impulses, but pray that they may be directed by God.
      - Emerson Tennent

Impulse is, after all, the best linguist; its logic, if not conformable to Aristotle, cannot fail to be most convincing.
      - Henry David Thoreau


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