Quotation Explorer - 'Driven'

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. - Abraham Lincoln
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. - Hymann Rickover
Why do I write? I write because I have to, because it is all I know, because it is my truth, because I am compelled, because I am driven to make the worldacknowledge that women like me exist, and we possess a dangerous wisdom. - Patrick Califia-Rice
Apathy is unconditional surrender where we are driven into hiding by unrealistic fear, and firmly held there by the misinformed belief that we are helpless to do anything other than hide. Therefore, apathy survives solely on lies and can be completely abated by truth. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness, than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.
When God is driven to the periphery of the public square, the human spiritual capacity longs for exercise, and it often finds it in the suspension of disbelief and activity of the imagination that are available in novels and movies. - John Granger
Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.
He had let me know time after time that he was a thinking man, a man of intellect and wit. Yet one unintended hungry look into my eyes and he betrayed each of his words he had carefully spoken to me. I knew it in that instant. He was a viscerally driven man. And one day, he would possess me. - Coco J. Ginger
A confident leader is like a duck. Above the water, he is calm and poised while below the water, he is driven by a flurry of focused activity. - Todd Stocker
I felt condemned to obscurity and to celibacy. But when one is driven by passion, one can live on almost nothing, and I was driven by passion for writing. One does not starve in modern, Western societies, and one can do without such amenities as the telephone, a car, entertainment. - Alain Robbe-Grillet
They said globalization!!; my reply then was and still is that the only way for "globalization" to cherish and succeed is through a lifestyle and not through a culture driven societies; and gentlemen, that is not what the world can afford !! - Hisham Fawzi
Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed. - Tiffany Madison
I write flawed characters. Ones that do not always make the best decisions and are driven by ambition or lust. They are not black or white, they are in the large space that exists between. - Kevin James Breaux
Courtship is driven by hormones; marriage is sustained by humility and self-sacrifice. - Ron Brackin
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. - George Orwell
Accurate scholarship can unearth the whole offence from luther untill noe that has driven a culture mad. From what occured at linz what huge imago made a psychopathic god. i and the public know what all schoolchildren learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return. - W. H. Auden
Our teens are embedded in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism, where success is defined by status, performance and their appearance. - Auliq Ice
When you surround yourself with dramatic people, your life will be driven by drama instead of being driven by destiny. - Gugu Mona
As sure as the driven rain, the sun will shine again! - Mark Hewer
I'm as pure as the driven slush. - Tallulah Bankhead
don't make me throw my boot at you, because I will, you grumpy high testosterone driven male - Keisha Keenleyside
Be a leader who is driven by purpose but not by position or power. - Debasish Mridha
Perfection does not mean errorless . Real perfection starts with real intention and ends with delivery, all driven by seeking knowledge, trial & error and investing emotions. Whatever delivered after that is perfect . - Sameh Elsayed
Either we are running ‘from’ what we fear, or running ‘to’ what we fear. The former is a choice driven by fear, the latter is an action inspired by it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Human beings are not primarily thinking creatures. We are creatures driven by our loves. - Matt Chandler
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven. - Martin Luther
what we do and what we want do are not the same things sometimes sometimes what we do, doesn't really depend on us, sometimes its is just out of ourcontrol and driven by the desire to impress the others - xSan
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide. - D.W. Winnicott
Our emotional response is driven by the proximity of events. - Piyush Shrivastava
Creative work is often driven by pain. It may be that if you don't have something in the back of your head driving you nuts, you may not do anything. It's not a good arrangement. If I were God, I wouldn't have done it that way.[Interview, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 20, 2009] - Cormac McCarthy
Science, like nothing else among the institutions of mankind, grows like a weed every year. Art is subject to arbitrary fashion, religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself, law shuttles between freeing us and enslaving us. - Kary Mullis
When you pray to God asking for something, make sure you are asking for the things that are driven by love and passion rather than the ones that are pushed by hate and anger. - Sameh Elsayed
Everyone hungers for a foretaste of heaven. The word "heaven" strikes a note in everyone's heart, for all men are Adam's children, driven out of paradise, but still cherishing a deep desire for the lost paradise. - M. Basilea Schlink
My basic political principle: If something, whether right- or left-wing, is driven by love and solidarity, it is right; if it is driven by hate and fear it is wrong. Simple as that. - Neel Burton
Humanity, let us say, is like people packed in an automobile which is traveling downhill without lights at terrific speed and driven by a four-year-old child. The signposts along the way are all marked 'Progress. - Lord Dunsany
Every person is driven in the direction of own destination with the help an invisible rope called dream, but the desire leads one only towards material attraction. - Anuj Somany
It is refreshing, and salutary, to study the poise and quietness of Christ. His task and responsibility might well have driven a man out of his mind. But He was never in a hurry, never impressed by numbers, never a slave of the clock. - J.B. Phillips
People who are driven by love will overcome hardships and hurdles in ways that people who are only driven by profit never can. - Simon S. Tam
Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of. - Ellen Goodman
Anxiety, in short, is a conscious feeling. It can arise in a bottom-up way, driven by activity in defensive circuits or from higher processes that conceptualize worry, either about an uncertain future or about existence itself. - Joseph E. Ledoux
We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men. - Edward R. Murrow
Predictions of failure have never stopped those whose ambitions are driven by their unwavering vision. - Nabil N. Jamal
Leadership is a mindset in which one is unapologetically driven towards their goals and in behaving accordingly, inspires those around them to join in. - Steve Maraboli
Do you realize why is it I'm so driven to operate within the Establishment? It's vengeance. 'Hope I die before I get old' is something I still have to live with, but not for the reason many people think. I have to be very, very vigilant not to become one of those people I despised. - Pete Townshend
My heart is pure as the driven slush. - Tallulah Bankhead
One who hates to be driven through suffering has no right to expect the pleasure, for pleasure may give joy but the pain gives meaning; Meaningless Joy is like anchor-less Ship sailing in a shoreless sea - Ajay Chandan
Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. - Jean Kerr
People who are driven by their values will overcome hurdles, difficulties, and obstacles in ways that people driven only by profit will never be able to - Simon S. Tam
A visionary company is one which is seen growing in a consistent pattern by being goal oriented driven by a vision and a mission - Henrietta Newton Martin
But in terms of "psychological" time, most of us are still living in centuries past, stirred by ancient grudges, controlled by obsolete prejudices, driven by buried fears. - Sydney J. Harris
An awakened man who is driven by his heart and soul, can touch the heart of a woman he loves, without touching her - Angie karan
I made dangerous choices in those years, thinking myself bold and adventurous. Later I would come to understand that I hadn't been daring at all, just driven by confusion and hormones. The person capable of true daring, I knew now, possessed two admirable qualities: curiosity and courage. - Alice Steinbach
Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power. - Thomas Hobbes
I've seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over. - Benedict Cumberbatch
The sinful nature of man is the same in every generation. Man naturally moves towards entropy. We are driven towards the carnal, mundane and the mediocre. We need a higher power, force and truth to deliver us from this entropic movement to self-destruction and pull us higher to greater values. - Sunday Adelaja
I’m just being me… Success is more than just a wish or desire; it’s a behavior. A byproduct of living this way is that I consistently draw the envy of haters while also disappointing those who have bet against me. But that’s just me… Unapologetically driven. - Steve Maraboli
[The Yellow Wallpaper] was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy, and it worked. - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions. - Adam Smith
That which is cool is driven by the soul. - A.D. Posey
My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - in fact, mostly - at the expense of everything else in my life. - Stan Getz
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum. - Vincent Van Gogh
There are two types of people in this world- those who pull out of bed each morning at the thought of breakfast and those who are driven by ambition. The former succeed in satisfying hunger pangs and the latter accomplish their life goals. - Roopleen
A society is driven by social fear always produces the seeds of doubt and unhappiness. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Be true to yourself, be positive, always keep a clear mind and don’t stress. Be goal driven and with a strong will power, your career will surely kick off. Relationship wise be faithful and love your man, and the rest is self explanatory because it’s not rocket science. - Jenelle Joanne Ramsami
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden". - Ruth Rendell
Purpose driven attitude of service is the driving force for daring success. - Debasish Mridha
Our emotional response is driven by the proximity of the events. - Piyush Shrivastav
Tribalism is an addiction that is driven by false beliefs that need to be reflected back to be perceived as true. - Stefan Molyneux
Every form of happiness if one, every desire is driven by the same motor--by our love for a single value, for the highest potentiality of our own existence--and every achievement is an expression of it. - Ayn Rand
Arabic science throughout its golden age was inextricably linked to religion; indeed, it was driven by the need of early scholars to interpret the Qur'an. - Jim Al-Khalili
People are more easily led than driven.
90% of what we do daily is not what we think, it's just driven by our desires and not potentials. - Auliq Ice
Every person is driven to self-deceive, simply to get out of the discomfort of the truth. The best relationships are with people who will not let you be blind. They reveal your hidden strengths and your concealed wounds. - Vironika Tugaleva
Circumvent negative situations, people or anything that will impede progress. These things are toxic to personal achievement; desired end-points are driven by positive attitude and persistence. - Eric Zaccone
We don’t normally encourage people to be driven towards something - Sunday Adelaja
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