Quotation Explorer - 'Apt'

When a man comes out of great danger, he is apt to be a little deaf to the call of duty. - John Buchan
It is the still, yellow kind of afternoon when one is apt to get stuck in a dream if one sits very quiet - Dodie Smith
No company is preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. - Henry Fielding
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth. - Publilius Syrus
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. - Logan Pearsall Smith
There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. - Jane Austen
We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us. - George Eliot
Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. - Sir Robert Hutchinson
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion. - Ovid
Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life.""I would wish not to be hasty in censuring any one; but I always speak what I think. - Jane Austen
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. - Bertrand Russell
What we believe is a matter of choice provided we have control over our thoughts. It’s no less than living in bliss with each passing moment when you can see your thoughts flowing in apt directions. - Taranpreet Singh
The larger crimes are apt to be the simpler, for the bigger the crime, the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that make it. - Franklin P. Jones
Men are not generally sufficiently aware of the distinction between the law of God and his purpose; they are apt to suppose, that as the temper of the sinner is contrary to the one, so the outrages of the sinner are able to defeat the other; than which nothing can be more false. - John Witherspoon
The more you talk to yourself, the more apt you are to lie.
Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best minds. Men live the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hands on the door-latch they die outside. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A timid mind is apt to mistake every scratch for a mortal wound. - George Gordon Byron
Do not justify art, once you do, it limits the feelings it is apt to inflict. Art with Boundaries shadows all its principles. - Unarine Ramaru
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. - Abraham Lincoln
When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles. - Horace Walpole
As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. - President George Washington
I'm not apt to be getting married in the near future and my lifestyle isn't apt to dramatically change as a result of any new relationship.
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health. - Charles Caleb Colton
The less a man makes declarative statements the less apt he is to look foolish in retrospect.
The strangest experiences in life are apt to lose their effect if dwelt upon long enough. ("Furze Hollow") - A.M. Burrage
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error before an afflicted truth - Jeremy Taylor
When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us. - Margery Allingham
A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him. - H. Mathews
Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
Vegetarianism is harmless enough, although it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.
A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him. - Samuel Johnson
...the government in Beijing continues to define itself as Marxist-Leninist, though 'Market-Leninist' would be rather more apt. - Francis Wheen
The word 'Terror' is so generally and universally used in connection with everyday trivial matters that it is apt to fail to convey, when intended to do so, its real meaning. - Jim Corbett
In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it. - Elbert Hubbard
Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious. - P. G. Wodehouse
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