Attraction And Repulsion Quotes by Honore de Balzac, Thomas Huxley, Chinmayananda Saraswati, James Anthony Froude, Italo Calvino, Hakuun Yasutani and many others.
A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.
It seems safe to look forward to the time when the conception of attractive and repulsive forces, having served its purpose as a useful piece of scientific scaffolding, will be replaced by the deduction of the phenomena known as attraction and repulsion, from the general laws of motion.
But the self-controlled man, moving among objects, with his senses under restraint, and free from both attraction and repulsion, attains peace.
Minds vary in sensitiveness and in self-power, as bodies do in susceptibility of attraction and repulsion. When, when shall we learn that they are governed by laws as inexorable as physical laws, and that a man can as easily refuse to obey what has power over him as a steel atom can resist the magnet?
The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.
Even though flowers fall, don’t regret it. Even though weeds grow, don’t hate them. Don’t arouse the passions of attraction and repulsion, hating and loving. If only we don’t arouse the passions, the falling of flowers and the growing of weeds as they are is manifest absolute reality.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions; life is plurality, death is uniformity.
The saints, many of them women, warred with themselves as well as God. The body has its own animal urges, just as there are attractions and repulsions in sex that modern liberalism cannot face.
The more one studies the harmony of music, and then studies human nature, how people agree and how they disagree, how there is attraction and repulsion, the more one will see that it is all music.