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Please enjoy these Stirring Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.
Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu
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It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide
If my tongue were trained to measures,
I would sing a stirring song.
- Paul Tillich
I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more
soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
- Heywood Broun
The resultant tales from life are stirring reader interest,
survivor passions and unease among Britons.
- Francis X. Clines
Just keep stirring the pot, you never know what will come up.
- Lee Atwater
The noise resembles the roar of heavy,
Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is
disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
- Ernest Shackleton
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Acting manifested as the primary focus over the years
but now I am stirring the pot once again with my voice.
- Janine Turner
Disturbances in society are never more fearful than
when those who are stirring up the trouble can use
the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.
- Denis Diderot
Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy.
- William Whitelaw
T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
- Clement Clarke Moore
The past speaks to us in a thousand voices,
warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
- Felix Adler
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder.
The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty,
for in it are born our art, our science,
- Ralph W. Sockman
Today a new faith is stirring: the myth of blood,
the faith that along with blood we are defending the
divine nature of man as a whole.
- Alfred Rosenberg
I like stirring things up.
I'm on the side of the kids more than I am on the adults.
And occasionally I find some adults that have that same mischievous streak,
so I don't get in too much trouble.
- William Joyce
The sea is everything.
It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe.
Its breath is pure and healthy.
It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely,
for he feels life stirring on all sides.
- Jules Verne
It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic
of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring,
bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal
and transitory once more.
- Herman Hesse
Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle;
the water was quite unruffled,
but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that,
although there was not a breath of air stirring,
the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.
- George Grey
I am perfectly conscious that this contempt and hatred
underlies the general tone of the community towards us,
and yet when I even remotely hint at the fact that
we are not a favorite people I am accused of stirring
up strife and setting barriers between the two sects.
- Emma Lazarus
Because we fear the responsibility for our actions,
we have allowed ourselves to develop the mentality of slaves.
Contrary to the stirring sentiments of the Declaration of Independence,
we now pledge "our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor"
not to one another for our mutual protection, but to the state,
whose actions continue to exploit, despoil, and destroy us.
- Butler D. Shaffer
For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God,
so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ,
and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion;
and that is the perfection of this life.
- Richard Rolle
I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas.
I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me.
That's when I decided that it was wrong in any stage of pregnancy.
- Norma McCorvey
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty,
and there is nothing more to fear from them,
then he is always stirring up some war or other,
in order that the people may require a leader.
If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it,
and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me,
you haven't a chance.
- William Gilbert
Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant.
It is best not to stir them.
- P. G. Wodehouse
Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.
- Henry Waxman
I think a newspaper should be provocative,
stir 'em up, but you can't do that on television.
It's just not on.
- Rupert Murdoch
Society is like a stew.
If you don't stir it up every once in a while then
a layer of scum floats to the top.
- Edward Abbey
And old affront will stir the heart Through years of rankling pain.
- Jean Ingelow
I'm an instant star.
Just add water and stir.
- David Bowie
I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks,
to do what they were most afraid of doing,
to widen their horizons of action.
- James Broughton
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs
up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
- Bertrand Russell
Never stir up litigation.
A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
- Abraham Lincoln
All things by immortal power.
Near of far, to each other linked are,
that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.
- Francis Thompson
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.
- Daniel Burnham
I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars.
- Conrad Black
Of course there may well be particular reasons why
Spencer rather than others is dead,
as there were also particular reasons why he rather
than others made such a stir.
- Talcott Parsons
Big dreams create the magic that stir men's souls to greatness.
- Bill McCartney
At one time, whenever the hell it was,
they wanted a character to come in and stir up the pot.
They brought me in for 8-10 episodes and said we'll try it for that.
- William Devane
This country isn't a melting pot.
Think of this country as a stir fry.
That's what this country should be.
A place where people are appreciated for who they are.
- Jane Elliott
The usual comment from psychologists and psychiatrists
was that it's best not to encourage people to look
at their dreams because they are liable to stir up problems for themselves.
- Henry Reed
You know, Jesse Jackson is just trying to stir up a hornet's nest.
- Kenneth Blackwell
I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity
to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder.
- Theodore Bikel
There are two times of the year that stir the blood.
In the fall, for the hunt, and now for lacrosse.
- Oren Lyons, Jr.
Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.
- Jesse Jackson
We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain;
attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and
to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism.
- Frederica Montseny
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with
a strength that is incomparable,
for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions,
unique in itself.
- Doris Humphrey
There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.
- William McFee
Once we thought, journalists and readers alike,
that if we put together enough "facts" and gave them a fast stir,
we would come up with something that,
at least by the standards of short-order cooks,
could be called the truth.
- Melvin Maddocks
It is the mind which creates the world around us,
and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow,
my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours,
my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
- George Gissing
Hardly anyone has noticed that in the Northern Hemisphere
people stir their drinks counterclockwise,
whereas the same people stir their drinks clockwise
when visiting the Southern Hemisphere.
- John McCarthy
When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion
are integrated with the medium of expression,
every interview of the soul may become art.
This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
- Hans Hofmann
By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality,
as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform,
prod our memories, even stir us to action.
Such films do battle for our very soul.
- Theodore Bikel
There are powerful emotions that bring two people together
in wonderful harmony in a marriage.
Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these
emotions outside of marriage.
Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage.
- Richard G. Scott
There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement
and respect for civil and human rights.
Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights
to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.
- Dorothy Height
It is clear that he does not pray, who,
far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God
shall lower Himself to him,
and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills,
but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
- Thomas Aquinas
There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea,
whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
- Herman Melville
Stirred awake by the exquisite music
of my own relentless commitment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
had been accused of killing his black wife,
you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
- Al Sharpton
Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie;
the clouds were like light piles of cotton;
and where the blue sky was visible,
it wore a hazy and languid aspect.
- Francis Parkman
The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven,
which was the main teaching of Jesus,
is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines
that ever stirred and changed human thought.
- H. G. Wells
What I wasn't prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me.
I wasn't prepared for the initial feeling of I don't
want to have to do that again.
I was scared.
- Mariel Hemingway
The value of life can be measured by how many times
your soul has been deeply stirred.
- Soichiro Honda
But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish
desire to voice all the joys and sorrows,
the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro,
in classic musical form.
- James Weldon Johnson
A young man is stirred and stimulated by the consciousness
of how much depends upon his own exertions:
a young girl is oppressed by it.
- Elizabeth Missing Sewell
It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr
Fires can't be made with dead embers,
nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men.
Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns
even labor into pleasant tasks.
- James A. Baldwin
The populace is like the sea motionless in itself,
but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
- Titus Livius
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement.
Mankind has to be stirred up.
- George Santayana
American public opinion is like an ocean,
it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
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