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If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


It is a part of the nature of man to resist compulsion. - Publius [Publilius Syrus]


Whenever our life is stirred by truth, it expresses energy and comes to be filled, as it were, with a creative ardor. This consciousness of the creative urge is evidence of the force of truth on our mind. - Sir Rabindranath Tagore


Urge him with truth to frame his fair replies; And sure he will; for wisdom never lies. - Homer [Homeros]


Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities. - Bertrand Russell


Bliss itself is not worth having, If we're by compulsion blest. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - Henry Louis Mencken


I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again. - Anne Frank


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