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Involuntary Quotes and Sayings
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Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
- Mark Twain

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Pursuing employment or climatic relief,
we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past,
but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past.
- John Thorn

 

Wonder is involuntary praise.
- Edward Young

Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions;
concupiscence causes voluntary actions,
force involuntary ones.
- Blaise Pascal

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions;
desire causes our voluntary acts,
force our involuntary.
- Blaise Pascal

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The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment
is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett

An involuntary return to the point of departure is,
without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
- Iain Sinclair

I later spent...
five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey,
always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting
a legal argument for release.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Like everything which is not the involuntary result
of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will,
any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more
interesting than any romance,
however passionate.
- W. H. Auden

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness;
it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
- John Stuart Mill

Often, even after years, mental states once present
in consciousness return to it with apparent spontaneity
and without any act of the will;
that is,
they are reproduced involuntarily.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Unquestionably, there is progress.
The average American now pays out twice as much in
taxes as he formerly got in wages.
- H. L. Mencken

The advent of electronically synthesized sound after
World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.
- George Crumb

Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.
- Shelley Berman

To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble.
But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
- H. L. Mencken

Unquestionably, the mission in Iraq has become more dangerous and difficult.
- Ron Kind

If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.
- William Gass

Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer,
in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical
and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred.
- George Crumb

'All Our Yesterdays' was unquestionably the best work I have ever done.
And the reading public stayed away in droves.
- Robert B. Parker

Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.
- Adam Schiff

The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the
most poetical topic in the world.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Art must unquestionably have a social value;
that is,
as a potential means of communication it must be addressed,
and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind.
- Rockwell Kent

Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees,
who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a
heritage for their offspring.
- Jean Henri Fabre

For instance, Clinton who was unquestionably the smartest
of the bunch I talked to -
both the ones who made it and didn't.
He had a great interest in policy.
- Robert Scheer

Jesus Christ is our supreme commander,
but He operates only through His word,
which is unquestionably a training manual.
However, He has many interpreters, and few people see
the Bible as a true training manual.
- Gary North

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably
due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature,
usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry
criticisms of the sober hour.
- William James

The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the
significance of the Darwinian theory,
pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty.
Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features,
is not free from some serious errors.
- Trofim Lysenko

Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous.
Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task.
After all, if you don't like action and excitement,
you don't go into police work.
And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever!
- Eliot Ness

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme
experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality
the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for
going out of himself toward someone else.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Of all human activities, man's listening to God is
the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- Pope Paul VI

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
- Sophocles

The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping
the role of the legislative branch of government.
- Todd Akin

Simplicity in character, in manners,
in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are a lot of wonderful people in America who
shouldn't be on the Supreme Court -
and a lot who should be on the court who aren't such wonderful people.
- David Frum

God the Father, the supreme Architect,
had already built this cosmic home we behold,
the most sacred temple of His godhead,
by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand
out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
- Max Beerbohm

The separation of church and state is a source of strength,
but the conscience of our nation does not call for
separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
- William O. Douglas

A great actor is independent of the poet,
because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse,
but in the accent with which it is delivered.
- Lee Strasberg

We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute,
truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
- John Howard

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a
nativity scene in Washington,
D.C.
This wasn't for any religious reasons.
They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
- Jay Leno

Writing is the supreme solace.
- W. Somerset Maugham

What five members of the Supreme Court say the law
is may be something vastly different from what Congress intended the law to be.
- Benjamin F. Fairless

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
- Andrew Jackson

I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge.
- Herman Wouk

The supreme function of reason is to show man that
some things are beyond reason.
- Blaise Pascal

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800,
it was provided with no books, which probably accounts
for the high quality of early opinions.
- Robert Jackson

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

Truth is absolute, truth is supreme,
truth is never disposable in national political life.
- John Howard

Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.
- William Howard Taft

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion,
a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court
unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing
of racially segregated public education in this country.
- Bobby Scott

For me, the vast marvel is to be alive.
For man, or for flowers or beast or bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.
- Al Purdy

These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels.
The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve
the election dispute down there.
- Vincent Bugliosi

The moment is supreme.
- Franz Schubert

If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors
of every museum in the country as expert testimony
that my work is legitimate art.
- Jock Sturges

The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies
in the certainty of committing evil.
And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.
- Charles Baudelaire

Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is
supreme for some man and woman,
every hour the apotheosis of some passion!
- William McFee


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