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Disposition Quotes

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Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Happiness Attitude

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition.
One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
- Cesare Pavese

 

A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve,
taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
- Edmund Burke

I know the disposition of women: when you will,
they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon
you of their own inclination.
- Jean Racine

The disposition of all power is to abuses,
nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.
- James F. Cooper

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Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances,
and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason,
and never through mere fickleness.
- Giacomo Casanova

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is
needed? If a man has fame,
what is the value of other ornamentation?
- Chanakya

Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition
to do good to our fellow-creatures.
- Samuel Richardson

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

For my own part I continue of the same Disposition.
- George Morgan

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a
certain moral character in his fellow citizens,
namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
- Aristotle

It is not the position, but the disposition.
- Susan Sontag

Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in
the disposition of inheritances left by individuals
presents social aspects of the first importance.
- Rene Cassin

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
- William Arthur Ward

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible
matter for an esthetic end.
- Milan Kundera

By nature's kindly disposition most questions which
it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
- George Santayana

For peace is not mere absence of war,
but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind,
a disposition for benevolence, confidence,
justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth
filtered through the moods,
the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
- Wendell Phillips

As a person who is not confrontational by disposition
I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute.
- John Hall

If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition
of the New England people as well as we do they would
not find so many friends in England as I suppose they do.
- Nathaniel Smith

It is clearly better that property should be private,
but the use of it common; and the special business
of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
- Aristotle

The tendency to aggression is an innate,
independent, instinctual disposition in man...
it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
- Sigmund Freud

You must in all Airs follow the strength,
spirit, and disposition of the horse,
and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order,
and nothing else.
- William Cavendish

The technical is not just the machinery.
The technical is a disposition to life.
- Leon Kass

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- Thomas Aquinas

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus
Christ persistently manifested.
- Oswald Chambers

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible,
and indolent; while the many nations which compose
this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character,
of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
- Samuel George Morton

I think what's always been interesting to me than the
science and the criminality with this job is what happens to your persona,
your disposition, after day in and day out dealing with life and death.
- George Eads

Have I given any symptoms of an avaricious disposition?
Have I obtained any grants from the crown since I have
been placed at the head of the treasury? Has my conduct
been different from that which others in the same station would have followed?
- Robert Walpole

A system of education, which would not gratify this
disposition in any party,
is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty,
and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.
- Joseph Lancaster

I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the
present disposition of the Eastern Indians,
who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture
with us by the artifices of the French,
their own weakness and the influence which the French
Missionary Priests have over them.
- William Shirley

I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness,
and while in the penitentiary our relations with the
officers have been cordially pleasant,
and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful.
- Cole Younger

I think copyright is moral, proper.
I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works -
I actually believe that the financial issue is less
important than the integrity of the work,
the attribution, that kind of stuff.
- Esther Dyson

There are men whom a happy disposition,
a strong desire of glory and esteem,
inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which
men in general have for riches and honors...
But the number of these men is so small that I only
mention them in honor of humanity.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council,
all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly
disposition towards our government,
and their conduct in every particular manifested the
sincerity of their declarations.
- William Henry Ashley

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

I've learned from experience that the greater part
of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy,
except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
- Edward Gibbon

We have nothing less to do than to get inside of whole
peoples and change their motives and dispositions.
- John Raleigh Mott

A desire to be observed, considered,
esteemed,
praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one
of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions
discovered in the heart of man.
- John Adams

General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged
with a force which greatly outnumbered his own,
and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell,
mortally wounded, at the head of his advance.
- Edward Everett

The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly
in their manners and dispositions;
and assassinations,
which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation,
were almost unknown.
- Henry Walter Bates

At any rate, girls are differently situated.
Having no need of deep scientific knowledge,
their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world,
the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people.
- William John Wills

And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so
but my brothers and sisters in law;
and their children,
although but young, had the like agreeable natures
and affectionate dispositions.
- Margaret Cavendish

A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much
more as man is better than a beast:
and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions
are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those
that are rude and cruel are to devils.
- Margaret Cavendish

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius


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