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Irresistible Quotes and Sayings
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Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

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When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are two ways of attaining an important end,
force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter
grows irresistible with time.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not
the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
- Boris Pasternak

 

The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
- Blaise Pascal

There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet,
something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips,
wells up in the traveller's being.
- Patrick MacGill

I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible,
burning attraction towards the abstract.
- Gustave Moreau

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Some minds seem almost to create themselves,
springing up under every disadvantage and working their
solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
- Washington Irving

Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening,
powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus,
irresistible.
- Craig Raine

Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion.
- Walter Jon Williams

Time in its irresistible and ceaseless flow carries
along on its flood all created things and drowns them
in the depths of obscurity.
- Anna Comnena

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor
that I find irresistible,
as a contemporary poet.
- Robert Morgan

Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that
element of our society which seeks unearned money.
- J. Edgar Hoover

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state,
the church can impose the most irresistible,
if covert, controls conceivable.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

But while I loved all of these courses,
there was an irresistible attraction of economics.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
- H. L. Mencken

It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time,
which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies,
but a handsome fool is irresistible.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The love-bite, it is the beginning.
You will be irresistible.
- Bela Lugosi

Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially
in the realm of the fostering of right international relations.
Here the demand is simply irresistible.
- John Raleigh Mott

There's nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who's in love with him.
- Ernest Lehman

The hankering of the mind is irresistible.
- Adam Weishaupt

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
- Toni Cade Bambara

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership
of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time.
This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable
changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.
- John Raleigh Mott

The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters,
provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites
to seize power in order to impose their own vision
on a newly socially regimented Europe.
- Maggie Gallagher

The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the
waves that roll between him and his home,
talks of cruel facts, material barriers that,
just because they are material, and not ideal,
shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
- Josiah Royce

Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance,
is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend,
its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need,
and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies.
- Richard Le Gallienne

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he
still is to younger women.
How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less
commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know,
but they do.
- Earl Warren

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.
Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes,
the swing in your gait.
The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will
and energy to execute your ideas.
- Henry Ford

With the supermarket as our temple and the singing
commercial as our litany,
are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible
vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?
- Adlai Stevenson

The possession of arbitrary power has always,
the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility,
magnanimity, and truth.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war,
and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy.
It's always so.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers
and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy,
much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
- Epicurus

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions
of an amazing universe in our possession that kings
in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess.
- Kary Mullis

In five years I have never had a match where my team
has had less possession than the opponents.
- Jose Mourinho

See the things you want as already yours.
Think of them as yours, as belonging to you,
as already in your possession.
- Robert Collier

Music is everybody's possession.
It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon

Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction
with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession
of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.
- Meir Kahane

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks,
your loveliness and the hour of my death.
O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
- John Keats

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial
possession where class and race were very important.
- Sidney Poitier

Those in possession of absolute power can not only
prophesy and make their prophecies come true,
but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
- Eric Hoffer

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning,
not possession but the act of getting there,
which grants the greatest enjoyment.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will
be a friend better than any possession.
- Sophocles

I was a little nervous backstage.
But I had this book, Gandhi.
I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts.
Presently, this book is my prized possession.
- Nafisa Joseph

The desire for possession is insatiable,
to such a point that it can survive even love itself.
To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
- Albert Camus

Animals are in possession of themselves;
their soul is in possession of their body.
But they have no right to their life,
because they do not will it.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism,
American citizenship is a very precious possession.
- Phyllis Schlafly

To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty,
sentenced to death.
- Peter Tosh

Great wealth took possession of the government.
It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet.
- George William Norris

It is a truth universally acknowledged,
that a single man in possession of a good fortune,
must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen

Loss and possession, death and life are one,
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc

The real duty of man is not to extend his power or
multiply his wealth beyond his needs,
but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession:
his soul.
- Gilbert Highet

I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have.
I receive the opinions of my day.
I do not conceive them.
But I receive them into a vivid mind.
- Woodrow Wilson

The independence of the United States is not only more
precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly
becoming a prize possession.
It's a lovely guitar.
I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
- Graham Coxon

It is not the possession of truth, but the success
which attends the seeking after it,
that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
- Max Planck

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent
an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge
them after they have got possession.
- George Washington


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