Tendency Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tendency" (showing 1-23 of 23)
H.L. Mencken
“It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false. To admit that the false has any standing in court, that it ought to be handled gently because millions of morons cherish it and thousands of quacks make their livings propagating it—to admit this, as the more fatuous of the reconcilers of science and religion inevitably do, is to abandon a just cause to its enemies, cravenly and without excuse.”
H.L. Mencken, American Mercury

Robin Hobb
“If one bad thing befell me, I immediately linked it to every bad thing that had happened in the last week or might happen in the coming week. And when I became sad, I was prone to wallow in grief, piling up my woes and sprawling on them like a dragon on a hoard.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

Roshani Chokshi
“The world had a tendency to trick people.”
Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The stupid are always in a tendency to create enemies; on the other hand the clever are always in a tendency to create friendships! Make friends with anything or anybody possible, in short, be clever!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“I tend to avoid people who always have something to say … and those who expect me to always have something to say.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Israelmore Ayivor
“The word "frustration" is defined as the unfortunate tendency of lessening one's destiny. Rise up and take all frustrations away! Stop squeezing your dreams into a small size... You were not created to settle for less!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Margaret Atwood
“She takes after Laura in that respect: the same tendency towards absolutism, the same refusal to compromise, the same scorn for the grosser human failings. To get away with that, you have to be beautiful. Otherwise it seems mere peevishness.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Alfred Hayes
“I made spasmodic efforts to work, assuring myself that once I began working I would forget her. The difficulty was in beginning. There was a feeling of weakness, a sort of powerlessness now, as though I were about to be ill but was never quite ill enough, as though I were about to come down with something I did not quite come down with. It seemed to me that for the first time in my life I had been in love, and had lost, because of the grudgingness of my heart, the possibility of having what, too late, I now thought I wanted. What was it that all my life I had so carefully guarded myself against? What was it that I had felt so threatened me? My suffering, which seemed to me to be a strict consequence of having guarded myself so long, appeared to me as a kind of punishment, and this moment, which I was now enduring, as something which had been delayed for half a lifetime. I was experincing, apparently, an obscure crisis of some kind. My world acquired a tendency to crumble as easily as a soda cracker. I found myself horribly susceptible to small animals, ribbons in the hair of little girls, songs played late at night over lonely radios. It became particularly dangerous for me to go near movies in which crippled girls were healed by the unselfish love of impoverished bellhops. I had become excessively tender to all the more obvious evidences of the frailness of existence; I was capable of dissolving at the least kind word, and self-pity, in inexhaustible doses, lay close to my outraged surface. I moved painfully, an ambulatory case, mysteriously injured.”
Alfred Hayes, In Love

Israelmore Ayivor
“Attitude. That is your tendency to evaluate things based on your perception. If you think you can't, that is a negative attitude parcel and opening it will reveal what you believe”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Poverty, like obesity, has the tendency to add at least ten years to the appearance of its victims, especially those who are over the age of twenty.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The biggest barrier in communication is that tendency of listening to reply and not to understand.”
Wilson M. Mukama

Israelmore Ayivor
“Football Coaches do play football matches; their attitudes toward the game in times of tendencies of losing can cause a change in the scores of the games they monitor and mentor!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Discipline your sexuality for it has the proclivity to cause a productivity that can influence now and posterity.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Craig Groeschel
“Without someone speaking into your life and keeping you on track with the things you believe, you have a tendency to drift into habitual sin- and you recognize this about yourself.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

“Increase is a natural tendency”
Sunday Adelaja

Abhijit Naskar
“Character of any person is the aggregate of his or her conscientious tendencies - the sum total of the knacks of the civilized part of the mind.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Education Decree

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am selfish by habit, but sacrificial by nature. Therefore, I’d be wise to develop the habit of following my nature.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

John Shearman
“The modern tendency towards increasing specialization in all branches of research and scholarship has discouraged comparative studies of the arts; and what we seldom do we generally distrust. But our distrust of analogies was not shared by the sixteenth century, which inherited from antiquity a habit of drawing parallels as a matter of course.”
John Shearman, Mannerism

Kelsey Brickl
“The war dragged on, as wars tend to do.”
Kelsey Brickl, Hardtack: A Civil War Story

Dada Bhagwan
“Woman is not at fault, sex is not at fault; the fault is in your tendencies [vruti]. The tendencies indeed interfere and cause misery.”
Dada Bhagwan, Autobiography of Gnani Purush - A M Patel

Dada Bhagwan
“Sex is of [karmic] 'discharge nature’, [but] the tendencies in it, create great responsibility (grave danger), they create interference. There is no need for tendencies in sex, at all. Naturalness (sahajik) means no interference.”
Dada Bhagwan, Brahmacharya: Celibacy With Understanding (Abr.)

Dada Bhagwan
“When the tendencies (vruti) that were wandering around since time immemorial come within & enter into the Self’s (Soul’s) abode; it is known as freedom from all wanderings (nivruti).”
Dada Bhagwan