Quotation Explorer - 'Inclination'

The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province. - Albert Einstein
Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect. - William Shakespeare
Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience. - Thomas Haliburton
High culture can never be obliterated as long as the species continues to produce individuals with the inclination and fortitude to pursue their interests and talents against the grain of the mass culture surrounding them. - Susan Jacoby
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. - Charles Baudelaire
Patience is the inclination to control the racing mind, which wants to jump ahead. - Balroop Singh
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness in another. - Eustace Budgell
I need to say this you shouldn't trust any government, actually including this one. You should not trust government full stop. The natural inclination of government is to hoard power and information; to accrue power to itself in the name of the public good. - Nick Clegg
I am sensible that to own an inclination for a man is to put one's self wholly in his power; but sure you have generosity enough not to abuse it. - Mary Pierrepont
God has provided you with many avenues for obtaining wisdom and averting failure. Resist your inclination to accept advice with easy solutions and to reject help that requires a more difficult path. - Jim George
Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. - Gautama Buddha
You need two things to write a great book: imagination and inclination. Without one, your book will be boring; without the other, your book won't get finished at all. - Ellie Firestone
A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it.
The only way to be inclined to write is to write to your inclination. - Terry Lander
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination. - Ovid
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. - Reinhold Niebuhr
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