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Tendencies Quotes

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Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture
of tendencies and interests,
some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.
- Bridget Riley

In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature
is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected
and their lawlessness controlled.
- Xun Zi

At our college we were taught a universal approach
to find out about a person:
what problems the person has,
what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings.
- Markus Wolf

 

Human life is full of the play of samskaras -
tendencies developed by repeated actions.
- Vinoba Bhave

The press these days should be rather careful about its role.
We may have acquired some tendencies about over-involvement
that we had better overcome.
- Katherine Graham

The only power deserving the name is that of masses,
and of governments while they make themselves the organ
of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
- John Stuart Mill

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As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea,
so different tendencies, various though they appear,
crooked or straight, all lead to God.
- Swami Vivekananda

We really need to stop the imperialist tendencies of
countries like the United States and Great Britain.
- Cindy Sheehan

I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies.
I never took one extracurricular activity.
I just failed utterly at that level.
Part of me still rebels against that.
- Maya Lin

We all have these tendencies in us that could go this way or that.
I think that's the real key in writing.
To look at a character without judgment.
- Paul Haggis

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected;
when they do not have ritual and moral principles,
then their lawlessness is not controlled.
- Xun Zi

Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the
consequences of our tendencies,
upped the stakes.
- David Foster Wallace

Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious
or subconscious tendencies,
form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Children are a house's enemy.
They don't mean to be - they just can't help it.
It's their enthusiasm, their energy,
their naturally destructive tendencies.
- Delia Ephron

IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies,
I should have gone to Trinity Hall -
which was,
and is, before all a Law College - and should thus
have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life.
- Edward Carpenter

I believe that nationalism is a very strong force,
but there are other forces operating;
there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture,
especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real.
- Peter Singer

None speak of the bravery, the might,
or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always
imagined as a being of acute intellect,
political cunning, and the fiercest courage.
These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
- Lydia M. Child

Let's cooperate and challenge the administration to
cooperate with us because within the administration
there are also moderates and people who are not fully
comfortable with the tendencies that have prevailed in recent times.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

The white man's blood and bones have begotten this bronze race,
and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities,
tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance
of the highest order of human animals.
- Fanny Kemble

I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil
tendencies of my character,
but such as it is it shines upon my countenance,
and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist.
- Giacomo Casanova

When I left Europe in 1987 I did so with the thought
that my relevance as a composition teacher would benefit
from a certain cool distance to certain tendencies
I had been observing for several years with increasing disquiet.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Just when we most need to be clearheaded,
in order to face the hard facts before us,
there is all too frequently a very real inclination
to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

In listing these tendencies making for a new world,
we must not forget developments in the religious or
spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind,
where also we feel a strong unifying trend.
- Emily Greene Balch

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing,
but the inexorable succession of generations requires
that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
- Garrett Hardin

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency
to look for people who live by kindness,
tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
- Martin Scorsese

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the
desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
- William Howard Taft

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant
modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
- Walter Pater

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision
and strengthens our most fatal tendency -
the belief that the here and now is all there is.
- Allan Bloom

I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices
based on limited information.
- Paul D. Boyer

Moreover, we are showing a dismaying tendency to recast God in Man's image.
- James L. Buckley

I've yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine,
and we have a tendency to treat them like that.
- Michael Tolkin

I'll miss the relationships I have built with these actors.
I'll miss the devotion we have to this work.
Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end.
- Dennis Franz

We have the tendency to condemn what we don't understand.
- Mercedes Ruehl

There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture.
And that is not always a virtue.
- Francis Arinze

Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I think people have a tendency to read into more than there is.
- Donald Pleasence

I guess when I first started speaking with an American accent,
there's a tendency to create a caricature of the accent
because you just exaggerate the pieces that stand out to you.
- Radha Mitchell

The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands
makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.
- Georgia Harkness

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency
is to develop in the form of a sheaf,
creating, by its very growth, divergent directions
among which its impetus is divided.
- Henri Bergson

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive.
We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
- Norman Jewison

When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had
gone much more into the service of a political tendency
in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement.
- Aldrich Ames

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

What has destroyed every previous civilization has
been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
- Henry George

People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.
- P. J. Harvey

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor,
to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor,
and to give it to those who do not labor.
- William Cobbett

You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people.
- Jacques Verges

Because there is very little honor left in American life,
there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
- Norman Mailer

I write funny.
If I can make my wife laugh, I know I'm on the right track.
But yes, I don't like to get Maudlin.
And I have a tendency towards it.
- Gene Wilder

The human tendency to regard little things as important
has produced very many great things.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Once the object has been constructed,
I have a tendency to discover in it,
transformed and displaced,
images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
- Alberto Giacometti

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken
as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
- Lord Jeffrey

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble
upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices,
and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
- Walter Lippmann

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines
in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts -
the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
- Richard Wagner

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings.
That's the Japanese character.
They kill their own emotions.
- Ichiro Suzuki

The general tendency of things throughout the world
is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
- John Stuart Mill

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright

A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the
so-called material philosophy of the present day.
- Adam Sedgwick

I have a tendency to kick it up.
I like to rattle the cage.
- Lisa Marie Presley

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches,
rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell
a story to the same person,
three or four times.
- Helen Rowland

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
- David Hare

Man could not stay there forever.
He was bound to spread to new regions,
partly because of his innate migratory tendency and
partly because of Nature's stern urgency.
- Ellsworth Huntington

It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class,
and to force society into an organization of only two classes,
one at each social extreme.
- William Graham Sumner


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