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  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 14
  • W. J. Reichmann
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    Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labeled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions!
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may mot be subdued by discipline.
  • Vikram Seth
    Vikram Seth
    Indian novelist and poet 1952-
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    Of course, the greater one's need, the greater one's propensity to be mesmerized.
    Source: Een geschikte jongen (1993) 609
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    The source of our actions resides in an unconscious propensity to regard ourselves as the center, the cause, and the conclusion of time. Our reflexes and our pride transform into a planet the parcel of flesh and consciousness we are.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
  • Benjamin Mkapa
    Benjamin Mkapa
    Tanzanian politician 1938-2020
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    We have a propensity for starting and joining all kinds of organisations, the result was that we were spending more time in conferences than implementing the decisions.
    Source: Commenting on Tanzanias withdrawal from COMESA. 2000-09-04
  • Hitopadesa
    Hitopadesa
    Indian text in Sanskrit
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    What ever is the natural propensity of a person is hard to overcome. If a dog were made a king, he would still gnaw at his shoes laces.
  • Abba Goold Woolson
    Abba Goold Woolson
    American writer
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    Women have in their natures something akin to owls and fireflies. While men grow stupid and sleepy towards evening, they become brighter and more open-eyed, and show a propensity to flit and sparkle under the light of chandeliers.
  • Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    American journalist, essayist and memoirist 1934-2002
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    Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego.
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