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Letter "A" » arousing
«A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.»
«Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.»
«Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.»
«Cover that bosom. I must not see it. Souls are wounded by such things, and they arouse wicked thoughts.»
«A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious, and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and terror, with which to accomplish its purgation of these emotions.»
«The arousing of prejudice, pity, anger, and similar emotions has nothing to do with the essential facts, but is merely a personal appeal to the man who is judging the case.»
«Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.»
Author: Dorothy Parker
, the point
, to the point
«A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form»
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Teachers and teaching
, for one
, Good poem
, natural action
«An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.»
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
, Civil-Rights Leader
, higher law
, in reality
, The Law
«Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses; but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.»
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
, Bad News
, Good News
, In the press
, press on