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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The hankering of the mind is irresistible.
- Adam Weishaupt

The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
- Bob Filner

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue?
It is the greatest of all possible evils;
for it is folly,
vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
- Edmund Burke

The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always
preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.
- Osbert Lancaster

I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
- Mae West

"Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we
ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with
as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
- Marquis de Sade

It is his restraint that is honorable to a person,
not their liberty.
- John Ruskin

I don't want to hear again from the attorney general
or anyone on this floor that this government has shown
it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care.
- Russ Feingold

The pro-growth policies and spending restraint of Conservatives work.
- Zach Wamp

Things aren't right.
If a burglar breaks into your home and you shoot him,
he can sue you.
For what, restraint of trade?
- Bill Maher

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick
good people to do what he wants done,
and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

By gold all good faith has been banished;
by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold,
and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
- Sextus Propertius

Our runaway judiciary is badly in need of restraint by Congress.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence,
but restraint.
- Marianne Moore

At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation
to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think
aloud without restraint or misgiving.
- Woodrow Wilson

Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint;
responsibility is restraint; therefore,
the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
- Henry B. Adams

This submission is a restraint of liberty,
but could be of no effect as to the good intended,
unless it were general; nor general,
unless it were natural.
- Algernon Sydney

I do not see any beauty in self-restraint.
- Mary MacLane

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
- Daniel Webster

Actors must practice restraint, else think what might happen in a love scene.
- Cedric Hardwicke

For the stage displays the first vigorous expression,
as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint,
of private individuality.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man,
especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint.
- George Mason

To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment,
depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
- Maimonides

Addressing global resentment cannot be put off.
If we do not learn to use our predominant power with great restraint,
we will antagonize the world.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give
in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves?
Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.
- Henry Miller

We shall listen, not lecture; learn,
not threaten.
We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of
others and showing respect for them.
In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional
American values of restraint and empathy,
not on military might.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character;
it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort,
and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the
burdens of self-restraint.
- Lewis H. Lapham

In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality:
the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man;
either,
a human being, without feeling fear,
restraint,
or obligation.
- Simone de Beauvoir

It is a monstrous thing that I will say,
but I will say it all the same: I find in many things
more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions,
and my lust less depraved than my reason.
- Michel de Montaigne

After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary
to place people where they could not do harm to others.
But the one under restraint should be cut off from
the rest of society as little as possible.
- Barbara Deming

And if thought and emotion can persist in this way
so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust,
how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart,
and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

There has been growing quite a strain of irritating
feeling between our government and the Russians and
it seems to me that it is a time for me to use all
the restraint I can on these other people who have
been apparently getting a little more irritated.
- Henry L. Stimson

Dangerous because your present Administration and its
specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint
in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America,
and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
- Breyten Breytenbach


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