Quotes: disposition

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  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
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    Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
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    Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    He who is of a 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
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    German philosopher 1770-1831
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    Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St. Thomas Aquinas
    Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
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    Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.
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