Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
Practically all government attempts to redistribute wealth and income tend to smother productive incentives and lead toward general impoverishment.
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.
Human life is full of the play of samskaras - tendencies developed by repeated actions.
I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil tendencies of my character, but such as it is it shines upon my countenance, and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist.
Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that.
I believe that nationalism is a very strong force, but there are other forces operating; there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture, especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real.
When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies, I should have gone to Trinity Hall - which was, and is, before all a Law College - and should thus have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life.
I see tendencies, I see body language.
And when I get bored, it's like the worst parts of me come out. I really veer to self-destructive tendencies quickly.
At our college we were taught a universal approach to find out about a person: what problems the person has, what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings.
If friends disappoint you over and over, that's in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren't going to change simply because you want them to.
I think there's a danger, for me at least, in retreating and going inward and depression. I have to stay diligent against that tendency.
I have a tendency to be awfully big-hearted and it's very hard for me to say no, even when I need to.
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
It's well known that many girls have a tendency to dumb down when they're in middle school.
I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side.
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.
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