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Dispositions Quotes

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

Related topics: Positive Attitude Happiness

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

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

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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