Disposition Quotes

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Jane Austen
“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Martha Washington
“I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances.”
Martha Washington

“In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.”

L. Frank Baum
“One can be ugly in looks, but lovely in disposition.”
L. Frank Baum, Tik-Tok of Oz

Friedrich Nietzsche
“One thing a man must have: either a naturally light disposition or a disposition lightened by art and knowledge.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Those who incessantly underestimate people will one day experience an incident that would make them want to plead everyone they had offended in the world.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I'm not saying that I think one man is better than the other. I'm not saying that either is kinder or wiser or more ambitious, more thoughtful, confident, or able. But the fact is that when I'm with the one, comfort settles into my bones. I feel calm around him, as if the sun is smiling down on me and the world has suddenly become a sweet, safe place to be. I feel good about life―about myself. And it's hard not to want to be near someone who, just by their very nature, makes you feel that way.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Mike Patton
“We just wanna be the happy bums that we are. That's all.”
Mike Patton

Eleanor Catton
“A man ought never to trust another man’s evaluation of a third man’s disposition.”
Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Some people are like gravity; they draw you into a room with a hop in your step and a smile on your face. Others are like the stench of sulfur; they make you scowl and want to swivel on the balls of your feet towards a quick exit. Have you stopped to think if you are gravity or sulfur?”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A homely face does not guarantee a homely character. Appearance is the body, character is the spirit, and the soul bears the most vital qualities.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Transformations are a part of life. We are constantly being changed by things changing around us. Nobody can control that. Nobody can control the environment, the economy, luck, or the moods of others. Compositions change. Positions change. Dispositions change. Experiences change. Opportunities and attitudes change. You will change.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Jane Austen
“…—We have not all, you know, the same tenderness of disposition…”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

George Eliot
“That was an evil terror---- an ugly inmate to have found a nestling-place in Godfrey's kindly disposition; but no disposition is a security from evil wishes to a man whose happiness hangs on duplicity.”
George Eliot, Silas Marner

“Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Albert Camus
“But memory is less disposed to compromise”
Albert Camus, The Plague

“Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations cannot always be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It is neither trials nor relationships nor successes nor failures that define a man, but the choices he makes while handling them.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Changing your attitude, your outlook, your mindset, perspective, disposition, or mood—they all mean controlling where you allow your thoughts to linger.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Happiness is a frame of mind. It is a state of thinking. It is an attitude, a headset, a mentality. Happiness is a disposition and demeanor. It is a mood and sensibility. It is a philosophy, a notion, a tone, an outlook and perspective. Happiness is all of these things, none of which exist separate from me. They cannot be extracted or stolen because they constitute my very being. Therefore, happiness must be the natural essence of me.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

“Tigers and Women ! Tigers and women have something in common, it is their disposition; they must be treated majestically.”
Henrietta Newton Martin

Thomas More
“...you are bound to bear yourself as agreeably as you can towards those whom nature or chance or your own choice has made the companions of your life.”
Thomas More, Utopia

“Leadership obeys the principle of Hooke's law to the very bone. It explains:

When an elastic material is stretched, it returns to its original position. But when it's over stretched beyond its limit point, it loses its elasticity and becomes plastic, and later cuts or breaks.

As a leader, in your leadership disposition, it behoves of you to acquaint yourself with this very leadership principle that edges forward. It's however, a human nature to adopt to an environment, so, leaders are humans, they tend to have this rapore with their followers which is somewhat a must needed. But the ability for such one to return and recollect to knowing his boundary makes a good leader. A phenomenon whereby he becomes drunk of platitudes, then it comes to a time where they (followers) dictate for him. And even sought and suggest plans without his consent or knowing, it has gotten to the point of plastic and break respectively.”
Richmond Akhigbe

“I smiled, knowing that Elizabeth, even in the worst of her humours, was far better suited to my own disposition. She would scold me, quarrel with me, torment me, tease me and laugh at me as often as may be.
I was the happiest man in the world.”
Mary Street, The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Christine Feehan
“As if reading his mind, she smiled happily up at him. “Gary really came through for us, didn’t he?”
“Absolutely, ma petite. And Beau LaRue was not so bad either. Come, we cannot leave the poor man pacing the swamp. He will think we are engaging in something other than conversation.”
Wickedly Savannah moved her body against his, her hands sliding provocatively, enticingly, over the rigid thickness straining his trousers. “Aren’t we?” she asked with that infuriating sexy smile he could never resist.
“We have a lot of clean-up to do here, Savannah,” he said severely. “And we need to get word to our people, spread the society’s list through our ranks, warn those in danger.”
Her fingers were working at the buttons of his shirt so that she could push the material aside to examine his chest and shoulder, where two of the worst wounds had been. She had to see his body for herself, touch him to assure herself he was completely healed. “I suggest, for now, that your biggest job is to create something for Gary to do so we can have a little privacy.” With a smooth movement, she pulled the shirt from over her head so that her full breasts gleamed temptingly at him.
Gregori made a sound somewhere between a sigh and a moan. His hands came up to cup the weight of her in his palms, the feel of her soft, satin skin soothing after the burning torture of the tainted blood. His thumbs caressed the rosy tips into hard peaks. He bent his head slowly to the erotic temptation because he was helpless to do anything else. He needed the merging of their bodies after such a close call as much as she did. He could feel the surge of excitement, the rush of liquid heat through her body at the feel of his mouth pulling strongly at her breast.
Gregori dragged her even closer, his hands wandering over her with a sense of urgency. Her need was feeding his.
“Gary,” she whispered. “Don’t forget about Gary.”
Gregori cursed softly, his hand pinning her hips so that he could strip away the offending clothes on her body. He spared the human a few seconds of his attention, directing him away from the cave. Savannah’s soft laughter was taunting, teasing. “I told you, lifemate, you’re always taking off my clothes.”
“Then stop wearing the damn things,” he responded gruffly, his hands at her tiny waist, his mouth finding her flat stomach. “Someday my child will be growing right here,” he said softly, kissing her belly. His hands pinned her thighs so that he could explore easily without interruption. “A beautiful little girl with your looks and my disposition.”
Savannah laughed softly, her arms cradling his head lovingly. “That should be quite a combination. What’s wrong with my disposition?” She was writhing under the onslaught of his hands and mouth, arcing her body more fully into his ministrations.
“You are a wicked woman,” he whispered. “I would have to kill any man who treated my daughter the way I am treating you.”
She cried out, her body rippling with pleasure. “I happen to love the way you treat me, lifemate,” she answered softly and cried out again when he merged their bodies, their minds, their hearts and souls.”
Christine Feehan, Dark Magic

“The amount of dynamic energy and physical strength that a person possesses frequently influences the character of their mental and psychological disposition.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Today's enemies can be your friends tomorrow.
And today's friends can be tomorrow's enemies.
What you reject today, you could accept tomorrow.
And what you accept today, you could reject tomorrow.
Never say never unless you can predict the future.
Unforeseeable circumstances can make a rich man,
poor -
And a poor man, rich.
And unpredictable experiences can also make
a good man, bad -
And a bad man, good.
Like the weather or bonds between lovers,
Transformations cannot always be predicted.
All energy transmutes one day or another,
In one way or another,
Either in its form or composition,
Or in its position or disposition.
Today will always offer new experiences,
And tomorrow will always offer new opportunities.
But if you heed to yesterday's lessons,
You can shape your present and future
To be filled with positive relationships
And beautiful blessings.

Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Ana Claudia Antunes
“If you want to know from your past failure,
Take a look at you in the present moment.
If you want for you to see a brighter future,
Look at yourself more pleasant as content!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

Julian Barnes
“His pattern of life for twenty years and more had been a demonstration of how to be impulsive and careful at the same time. And his generosity to others also came, like a pack of bacon, with a ‘use by’ date on it.”
Julian Barnes, The Only Story

“Your expectation influences your disposition”