Quotes of Disposition

“ Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.". ”

- Robert Byrne

“ We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Every man has three characters — that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. ”

- Alphonse Karr

“ Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature. ”

- Susanne K. Langer

“ Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character. ”

- Vince Gill

“ We showed a lot of toughness and determination to come back from last night and not allow that to carry over. ”

- Steve Nash

“ He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden. ”

- Plato

“ Talents are best nurtured in solitude; but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. ”

- Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

“ All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. ”

- Aristotle

“ I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. ”

- Margaret Thatcher

“ Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. ”

- Reinhold Niebuhr

“ Who can be patient in extremes? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ”

- John Wooden

“ All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God. ”

- Sir Thomas Browne

“ By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures. ”

- Sir Thomas Browne

“ To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. ”

- Aristotle

“ Whoever gives himself up to solitude, Ah! he is soon alone. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ All men that are ruined, are ruined on the side of their natural propensities. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Life — how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere. ”

- V. S. Pritchett

“ Happiness consists in activity; such as the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool. ”

- Unknown

“ Successful people are simply those with success habits. ”

- Brian Tracy

“ It is not the position, but the disposition. ”

- J. E. Dinger

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

- Plutarch

“ Every one is as God made him and oftentimes a good deal worse. ”

- Cervantes

“ We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ If you have no character to lose, people will have no faith in you. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ We take life too seriously: the office of wit is to correct this tendency. ”

- Christian Nestell Bovee
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