Quotes: inclination

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
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    Adoration in prayer reminds us of God's identity and inclination. As we list his attributes, lifting up his character and personality, we reinforce our understanding of who he is.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Vikram Seth
    Vikram Seth
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    Boredom provides a stronger inclination to write than anything.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.
  • Eustace Budgell
    Eustace Budgell
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    Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
    Sir Richard Steele
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    It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    It is impossible that had Buonaparte descended from a race of vegetable feeders that he could have had either the inclination or the power to ascend the throne of the Bourbons.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
    Charles Baudelaire
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    It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    It is said that truth comes from the mouths of fools and children: I wish every good mind which feels an inclination for satire would reflect that the finest satirist always has something of both in him.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
    Reinhold Niebuhr
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    Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
    James Joyce
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    No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
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