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While humans have the propensity to develop a suite of prosocial behaviors, they are also capable of developing antisocial behavior, engaging in substance abuse, experiencing depression, and bearing children at an early age...Young people who develop aggressive behavior tendencies are likely to develop problems with tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; to fail academically; to have children at an early age;
and to raise children likely to have the same problems.
Anthony Biglan Propensity Sayings By Anthony Biglan: While humans have the propensity to develop a suite of prosocial behaviors, they are also
If the history of humanity were the clinical case history of a single human being, the diagnosis would have to be: chronic paranoid delusions, a pathological propensity to commit murder and acts of extreme violence and cruelty against his perceived "enemies" - his own unconsciousness projected outward. Criminally insane, with a few brief lucid intervals.Eckhart Tolle Propensity Sayings By Eckhart Tolle: If the history of humanity were the clinical case history of a single human being,
Dorothy viewed my mother's propensity toward madness not as something to be afraid of, but rather as something to look forward to, like a movie or a newly released color of nail polish.
'Your mother is just expressing herself,' Dorothy would tell me when my mother stopped sleeping, started smoking the filters of her cigarettes and began writing backward with a glitter pen.
No, she's not,' I would say. 'She's going insane again.'
Don't be so mundane,' she would yawn, passing my mother a shoebox filled with cat vertebrae. 'She is a brilliant artist. If you want Hamburger Helper, go find some other mother.
Augusten Burroughs Propensity Sayings By Augusten Burroughs: Dorothy viewed my mother's propensity toward madness not as something to be afraid of, but
It is a human propensity to refuse any change. After all, who desires to move out of their cosy caves and battle in this ever-developing world.Kunal Narayan Uniyal Propensity Sayings By Kunal Narayan Uniyal: It is a human propensity to refuse any change. After all, who desires to move
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.Tim Berners-Lee Propensity Sayings By Tim Berners-Lee: Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to
That propensity of lifting every problem from the plane of the understandable by means of some sort of mystic expression, is very Russian. I knew her well enough to have discovered her scorn for all the practical forms of political liberty known to the western world. I suppose one must be a Russian to understand Russian simplicity, a terrible corroding simplicity in which mystic phrases clothe a naive and hopeless cynicism. I think sometimes that the psychological secret of the profound difference of that people consists in this, that they detest life, the irremediable life of the earth as it is, whereas we westerners cherish it with perhaps an equal exaggeration of its sentimental value. But this is a digression indeed ...Joseph Conrad Propensity Sayings By Joseph Conrad: That propensity of lifting every problem from the plane of the understandable by means of
Of course, the greater one's need, the greater one's propensity to be mesmerized.Vikram Seth Propensity Sayings By Vikram Seth: Of course, the greater one's need, the greater one's propensity to be mesmerized.
And here we come to the vital distinction between the advocacy of temperance and the advocacy of prohibition. Temperance and self-control are convertible terms. Prohibition, or that which it implies, is the direct negation of the term self-control. In order to save the small percentage of men who are too weak to resist their animal desires, it aims to put chains on every man, the weak and the strong alike. And if this is proper in one respect, why not in all respects? Yet, what would one think of a proposition to keep all men locked up because a certain number have a propensity to steal?Felix Mendelssohn Propensity Sayings By Felix Mendelssohn: And here we come to the vital distinction between the advocacy of temperance and the
Lully's machine, Mill's fear and Lasswitz's chaotic library can be the subject of jokes, but they exaggerate a propensity which is common: making metaphysics and the arts into a kind of play with combinations.Jorge Luis Borges Propensity Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: Lully's machine, Mill's fear and Lasswitz's chaotic library can be the subject of jokes, but
REACH, n. The radius of action of the human hand. The area within which it is possible (and customary) to gratify directly the propensity to provide.Ambrose Bierce Propensity Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: REACH, n. The radius of action of the human hand. The area within which it
PROPENSITY OF THE YOUNG TO QUESTION AUTHORITY AND challenge power is now amplified by the More and Mobility revolutions. Not only are there more people than ever under thirty, but they have more - prepaid calling-cards, radios, TVs, cellphones, computers, and access to the Internet as well as to travel and communication possibilities with others like them at home and around the world. They are also more mobile than ever.Moises Naim Propensity Sayings By Moises Naim: PROPENSITY OF THE YOUNG TO QUESTION AUTHORITY AND challenge power is now amplified by the
And the propensity of weak and empty people to follow a leader into the darkness from which there is no return is still flourishing, as ever.Mary McGrory Propensity Sayings By Mary McGrory: And the propensity of weak and empty people to follow a leader into the darkness
The curse of modern times is the propensity of male hormones in places where they can do the most damageRobert James Waller Propensity Sayings By Robert James Waller: The curse of modern times is the propensity of male hormones in places where they
Your compassion travels beyond your own inner circle. And then you breathe out an alternative version where you mentally and emotionally and psychologically purify the poisons. So indeed, the generative idea is in the crux of this practice and of my propensity toward poetry, which is a practice of the imagination.Anne Waldman Propensity Sayings By Anne Waldman: Your compassion travels beyond your own inner circle. And then you breathe out an alternative
The propensity to say and do dumb things, and even wicked things, is simply part of human nature. One can blame the Church or Christianity for such things only on the thoroughly unwarranted assumption that Christianity claims to have abolished human nature. The truth is that Christianity, and the Catholic Church in particular, is the mother of Western civilization, with all it strengths and weaknesses, including its frequently exaggerated penchant for self-criticism. Like others who know what it is to be a mother, she is not surprised, although sometimes disappointed, when she is blamed for everything and thanked for nothing.Richard John Neuhaus Propensity Sayings By Richard John Neuhaus: The propensity to say and do dumb things, and even wicked things, is simply part
Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.Mary Wollstonecraft Propensity Sayings By Mary Wollstonecraft: Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise
Before my marriage, I didn't think about all the obligations that were awaiting me. My experience has proved useful and I think that I have a natural propensity to feel compassion for people and their problems.Grace Kelly Propensity Sayings By Grace Kelly: Before my marriage, I didn't think about all the obligations that were awaiting me. My
The only items she approved of in my wardrobe were my shoes. In fact, she borrowed a pair of orange faux-crocodile leather wedge heals with a turquoise bow at the toe. I wore a zebra printed spiked heal; the rest of my outfit came from her closet. She said I owned the clothes of a radiologist and the shoes of an OBGYN; which is like the medical doctor equivalent of saying that I dressed like a librarian with a propensity for fuckmeboots.Penny Reid Propensity Sayings By Penny Reid: The only items she approved of in my wardrobe were my shoes. In fact, she
I had a strong propensity, which I still have, to be invisible. In grade school, I'd try to disappear and become formless. I lived in a very imaginary world. I loved poetry and wrote my first novel when I was 9. It was about a little girl and the people she met in the woods.Amanda Plummer Propensity Sayings By Amanda Plummer: I had a strong propensity, which I still have, to be invisible. In grade school,
Possessed, as are all the fair daughters of Eve, of an hereditary propensity, transmitted to them undiminished through succeeding generations, to be 'soonmoved withtheslightesttouch of blame'; very little precept and practice will confirm them in the habit, and instruct them all the maxims, of self-justification.Maria Edgeworth Propensity Sayings By Maria Edgeworth: Possessed, as are all the fair daughters of Eve, of an hereditary propensity, transmitted to
Self-restraint is indulgence of the propensity to forgo.Ambrose Bierce Propensity Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: Self-restraint is indulgence of the propensity to forgo.
The first and probably most fundamental aspect of this crisis is that we are now close to the commodification of everything. That is, historical capitalism is in crisis precisely because, in pursuing the endless accumulation of capital, it is beginning to approximate that state of being Adam Smith asserted was 'natural' to man but which has never historically existed. The 'propensity [of humanity] to truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another' has entered into domains and zones previously untouched, and the pressure to expand commodification is relatively unchecked.Immanuel Wallerstein Propensity Sayings By Immanuel Wallerstein: The first and probably most fundamental aspect of this crisis is that we are now
The mind has the Propensity to Excel along the Path of least resistance thereby ostracising other equally important "concepts" It is this lack of restrictions of the mind that separates our intellectually aptitudeArchibald Gumiro Propensity Sayings By Archibald Gumiro: The mind has the Propensity to Excel along the Path of least resistance thereby ostracising
On a dais in a London church, the Virgin Mary sits suprised by a rough crest of candlelight. The discomforture isn't in her expression but in the fluid form her carving takes, the way peaceful eyes rest in sockets that threaten to release them. Either the wood is eccentrically soft, or this sculpture remains a tree, alert
(despite careful varnishing and a wide, warning ring of sacred space around it)
to a propensity to burn.
Helen Oyeyemi Propensity Sayings By Helen Oyeyemi: On a dais in a London church, the Virgin Mary sits suprised by a rough
People are more likely to fall intensely in love when they are anxious and their self-esteem is lowest.... Feeling inadequate, unhappy, and empty are virtual prerequisites for falling and staying desperately in love; at least temporarily, the ecstasy of desire seems to cure everything that ails you. There is a connection between aversive states of mind -- loneliness, shame, even grief and horror -- and a propensity to feel overwhelming passion; this is one reason why romances blossom in times of war or natural disasters, as well as during the private disasters of our everyday lives.Jeanne Safer Propensity Sayings By Jeanne Safer: People are more likely to fall intensely in love when they are anxious and their
A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty ... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.David Rakoff Propensity Sayings By David Rakoff: A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper,
We are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past, and no amount of education gleaned from our propensity for self-destruction and misguided thinking ever teaches us anything. Not anything that we remember for more than a generation or two.
I think maybe we learn a few things each time that we don't forget. A few things that stick with us. It's just hard to pass those things on to those who come after us because if they didn't live through it, they don't view it the same way we do. If you don't experience something firsthand, it's a lot harder to accept. Terry Brooks, Bearers of the Black Staff, p 89
Terry Brooks Propensity Sayings By Terry Brooks: We are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past, and no amount of education
People who carry a musical soul about them are, I think, more receptive than others. They smile more readily. One feels in them a pleasant propensity toward the lesser sins, a pleasing readiness also to admit the possibility that on occasion they may be in the wrong
they may be mistaken.
Catherine Drinker Bowen Propensity Sayings By Catherine Drinker Bowen: People who carry a musical soul about them are, I think, more receptive than others.
I have a natural propensity to work on big piles of poop.Robert Pattinson Propensity Sayings By Robert Pattinson: I have a natural propensity to work on big piles of poop.
Curiosity is a restless propensity and often does but hurry us forward the more irresistably, the greater is the danger that attends its indulgence.Lennard J. Davis Propensity Sayings By Lennard J. Davis: Curiosity is a restless propensity and often does but hurry us forward the more irresistably,
The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty.Fisher Ames Propensity Sayings By Fisher Ames: The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the
Sergeant Bellow marched us to the quartermaster's. It was there we were stripped of all vestiges of personality. It is the quartermasters who make soldiers, sailors and marines. In their presence, one strips down. With each divestment, a trait is lost; the discard of a garment marks the quiet death of an idiosyncrasy. I take off my socks; gone is a propensity for stripes, or clocks, or checks, or even solids; ended is a tendency to combine purple socks with brown tie. My socks henceforth will be tan. They will neither be soiled, nor rolled, nor gaudy, nor restrained, nor holey. They will be tan. The only other thing they may be is clean.Robert Leckie Propensity Sayings By Robert Leckie: Sergeant Bellow marched us to the quartermaster's. It was there we were stripped of all
The solution probably doesn't look like the problem. If we have this propensity to worry, to be anxious, to be depressed, to be angry - focusing on the worry, anxiety, depression, and anger? Probably not gonna be the solution.Moby Propensity Sayings By Moby: The solution probably doesn't look like the problem. If we have this propensity to worry,
There is a particular propensity in the world for people, wherever they appear in great numbers, to permit themselves collectively everything that would be forbidden them individually.Robert Musil Propensity Sayings By Robert Musil: There is a particular propensity in the world for people, wherever they appear in great
Boys who grow up seeing themselves everywhere as powerful and central just by virtue of being boys, often white, are critically impaired in many ways. It's a rude shock to many when things don't turn out the way they were told they should. It seems reasonable to suggest media misrepresentations like these contribute, in boys, to a heightened inability to empathize with others, a greater propensity to peg ambition to intrinsic qualities instead of effort and a failure to understand why rules apply or why accountability is a thing. It should mean something to parents that the teenagers with the highest likelihood of sexually assaulting a peer and feel no responsibility for their actions are young white boys from higher-income families. The real boy crisis we should be talking about is entitlement and outdated notions of masculinity, both of which are persistently responsible for leaving boys confused and unprepared for contemporary adulthood.Soraya Chemaly Propensity Sayings By Soraya Chemaly: Boys who grow up seeing themselves everywhere as powerful and central just by virtue of
He was laughing now, and he knew she had a sense of humour, and she knew he did, too, and somehow he made her feel safe, made her trust that he would never bring it up again, that this terrible thing she said would remain between them, that they both understood mistakes are made by all and that they should, if everyone is acknowledging our common humanity, our common frailty and propensity for sounding and looking ridiculous a thousand times a day, that these mistakes should be allowed to be forgotten.Dave Eggers Propensity Sayings By Dave Eggers: He was laughing now, and he knew she had a sense of humour, and she
I made my way to the control room, where I had the most mind-numbing communication that I've ever experienced with a man. And no, I am not a chauvinist. But if you're a woman, you must realize by now your propensity toward largely complex and seemingly illogical thought processes, making you capable of inflicting unusually cruel amounts of distress upon the relatively simple mind of a man. Personally, I'd take that as a compliment.Mixerman Propensity Sayings By Mixerman: I made my way to the control room, where I had the most mind-numbing communication
No one seems to have learned, or can remember, the magic words that calm people when they are frightened or threatened: "I'm sorry; I didn't see you; are you all right?" The inability to speak these words, I observe, goes right along with a propensity for mindless insults.Carol Tavris Propensity Sayings By Carol Tavris: No one seems to have learned, or can remember, the magic words that calm people
I do not know how much a propensity to addiction is "hardwired" or how much it depends on circumstances or state of mind. All I know is that I was hooked after that night with an amphetamine-soaked joint and was to remain hooked for the next four years. In the thrall of amphetamines, sleep was impossible, food was neglected, and everything was subordinated to the stimulation of the pleasure centers in my brain.Oliver Sacks Propensity Sayings By Oliver Sacks: I do not know how much a propensity to addiction is "hardwired" or how much
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.David Hume Propensity Sayings By David Hume: A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real
The propensity to avoid moral considerations was producing not simply a politically illiterate and authoritarian society, but one that was increasingly saturated in violence and a culture of cruelty. Needless to say, all of these forces intensified the increasing militarization and corporatization of higher education, along with the privatizing of everyday life.Henry Giroux Propensity Sayings By Henry Giroux: The propensity to avoid moral considerations was producing not simply a politically illiterate and authoritarian
The propensity to play is situated in very ancient regions of the brain. Rats that have had their neocortex removed still engage in normal play.Jaak Panksepp Propensity Sayings By Jaak Panksepp: The propensity to play is situated in very ancient regions of the brain. Rats that
A person's industrious and creative mindset can overcome great obstacles that besiege their existence. Humankind's greatest unraveling is our propensity to panic when confronting the pealing silence of nothingness.Kilroy J. Oldster Propensity Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: A person's industrious and creative mindset can overcome great obstacles that besiege their existence. Humankind's
What is it in the human condition that tries to impose our own view onto others, without the ability, capacity, propensity, to receive somebody else's openly?Wim Wenders Propensity Sayings By Wim Wenders: What is it in the human condition that tries to impose our own view onto
Many of the most frequent fallacies in economic reasoning come from the propensity, especially marked today, to think in terms of an abstraction - the collectivity, the "nation" - and to forget or ignore the individuals who make it up and give it meaning.Henry Hazlitt Propensity Sayings By Henry Hazlitt: Many of the most frequent fallacies in economic reasoning come from the propensity, especially marked
It is a natural propensity to attribute misfortune to someone's malignity.Bertrand Russell Propensity Sayings By Bertrand Russell: It is a natural propensity to attribute misfortune to someone's malignity.
Clouding the exact evolution of El and Yahweh as concepts (and any other aspect of belief, for neither El nor Yahweh ever existed as anything except mind images of fervent believers) is the invariable propensity of associated religions to revise their history along the way according to subsequently popular interests.Thomas Daniel Nehrer Propensity Sayings By Thomas Daniel Nehrer: Clouding the exact evolution of El and Yahweh as concepts (and any other aspect of
Human beings are a species splendid in their array of moral equipment, tragic in their propensity to misuse it, and pathetic in their ignorance of the misuse.Robert Wright Propensity Sayings By Robert Wright: Human beings are a species splendid in their array of moral equipment, tragic in their
There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds; and by a natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good-will to every thing, that hurts or pleases us.David Hume Propensity Sayings By David Hume: There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to
I remind myself how people with a low propensity for success whose behavior is guided by fear, have a low propensity for success.Keith Ferrazzi Propensity Sayings By Keith Ferrazzi: I remind myself how people with a low propensity for success whose behavior is guided
Nevertheless, if we contemplate a society with a somewhat stable wage-unit, with national characteristics which determine the propensity to consume and the preference for liquidity, and with a monetary system which rigidly links the quantity of money to the stock of the precious metals, it will be essential for the maintenance of prosperity that the authorities should pay close attention to the state of the balance of trade. For a favourable balance, provided it is not too large, will prove extremely stimulating; whilst an unfavourable balance may soon produce a state of persistent depression.John Maynard Keynes Propensity Sayings By John Maynard Keynes: Nevertheless, if we contemplate a society with a somewhat stable wage-unit, with national characteristics which
Two Awesome Hours in the Morning After identifying your MIT, you need to turn it into a calendar item and book it as early in your day as possible. Dan Ariely, a Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral economics, suggests that most people are most productive and have the highest cognitive functioning in the first two hours after they're fully awake. In a Reditt Ask Me Anything, Ariely wrote: One of the saddest mistakes in time management is the propensity of people to spend the two most productive hours of their day on things that don't require high cognitive capacity (like social media). If we could salvage those precious hours, most of us would be much more successful in accomplishing what we truly want.Kevin Kruse Propensity Sayings By Kevin Kruse: Two Awesome Hours in the Morning After identifying your MIT, you need to turn it
Giving free advice is a sad waste of effort. In the first place, no man will act upon it unless he is already inclined to do so. Secondly, when a man lays his case before you, the idea that he is asking your advice is a polite fabrication. He merely is suggesting that he is doing so, while as a fact his real object is to acquaint you with his personal activity. He wants to talk to somebody, being a natural gossip or gadder, and he plays upon your propensity for "giving advice" in order to get an audience.William H. McMaster Propensity Sayings By William H. McMaster: Giving free advice is a sad waste of effort. In the first place, no man
The necessity of a senate is not less indicated by the propensity of all single and numerous assemblies, to yield to the impulse of sudden and violent passions, and to be seduced by factious leaders, into intemperate and pernicious resolutions.James Madison Propensity Sayings By James Madison: The necessity of a senate is not less indicated by the propensity of all single
Luke moved as silently as fog, while Maryse's heels sounded like gunshots on the marble floor. Clary wondered if Isabelle's propensity for unsuitable footwear was genetic.Cassandra Clare Propensity Sayings By Cassandra Clare: Luke moved as silently as fog, while Maryse's heels sounded like gunshots on the marble
However ignorant a person may be, he or she can always moralize. And it is the propensity to moralize that takes up most of the space for public discussion in contemporary democracy.Kenneth Minogue Propensity Sayings By Kenneth Minogue: However ignorant a person may be, he or she can always moralize. And it is
I'm a human being, just like everybody else. I'm up some days and down others. Some days, I just refuse comment. If I'm feeling a little down, I won't say anything. But if I'm really up, I'll let it all hang out. I do have a slight propensity to put my foot in my mouth.Ted Turner Propensity Sayings By Ted Turner: I'm a human being, just like everybody else. I'm up some days and down others.
[T]he practice of superstition is so congenial to the multitude that, if they are forcibly awakened, they still regret the loss of their pleasing vision. Their love of the marvellous and supernatural, their curiosity with regard to future events, and their strong propensity to extend their hopes and fears beyond the limits of the visible world, were the principal causes which favoured the establishment of Polytheism. So urgent on the vulgar is the necessity of believing, that the fall of any system of mythology will most probably be succeeded by the introduction of some other mode of superstitionCarl Sagan Propensity Sayings By Carl Sagan: [T]he practice of superstition is so congenial to the multitude that, if they are forcibly
While there exist many cultures and sub-cultures on Earth, they all can be understood by a simple equation. The males will do whatever it takes to acquire physical intimacy from the females. In cultures where the females require education, career, and a house, the men work to acquire those things. In cultures where the women require bravado, pride, and a propensity for violence, the men acquire those traits. And in cultures where the females require nothing, the men do that, too. The fact that many females give away sex for free then wonder why the men in their lives do not show more ambition has been submitted as evidence in Alliance court that humans lack sufficient intelligence to be considered sentient.Aaron Lee Yeager Propensity Sayings By Aaron Lee Yeager: While there exist many cultures and sub-cultures on Earth, they all can be understood by
No better is the propensity, very popular nowadays, to brand supporters of other ideologies as lunatics. PsychiatristsLudwig Von Mises Propensity Sayings By Ludwig Von Mises: No better is the propensity, very popular nowadays, to brand supporters of other ideologies as
You learn to be friends with someone, get to really know them before you get all excited about the guy. You have to keep it tempered and figure out if you even like him, for who he is, not how he feels about you. I know it's not easy. Believe me, I know. But this thrill you feel.. is probably only there because things are new and uncertain. It's not about him. It's you, caught up in you. Your mind craves anxiety, the good exciting kind and the bad I-can't-function-at-work kind. You need to deprive your body and recognize that your propensity to chase codependency is leading you toward a fat, greasy life of miserable.Stephanie Klein Propensity Sayings By Stephanie Klein: You learn to be friends with someone, get to really know them before you get
They ended up in a amusement arcade on Old Compton Street, where Nora insisted Stephen join her on one of those dance-step machines, and as he stood next to her, stomping out a dance routine on the illuminated dance floor, he had a sudden anxiety that Nora might be one of those kooky, free-spirit types, the kind of irreverent life-force who, in the imaginary romantic comedy currently playing in his head, turns the hero's narrow life upside down, etc., etc. The acid test for free-spirited kookiness is to show the subject a field of fresh snow; if they flop on their backs and make snow-angels, then the test is positive. In the absence of snow, Stephan resolved to keep an eye open for other tell-tale kookiness indicators: a propensity for wacky hats, zany mismatched socks, leaf-kicking, a disproportionate enthusiasm for karaoke, kite - flying and light-hearted shoplifting, the whole Holly Golightly act.David Nicholls Propensity Sayings By David Nicholls: They ended up in a amusement arcade on Old Compton Street, where Nora insisted Stephen
So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts. But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property.James Madison Propensity Sayings By James Madison: So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no
The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut. But Marlow was not typical (if his propensity to spin yarns be excepted), and to him the meaning of an episode was not inside like a kernel but outside, enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a haze, in the likeness of one of these misty halos that sometimes are made visible by the spectral illumination of moonshine.Joseph Conrad Propensity Sayings By Joseph Conrad: The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within
A few people had always made lousy choices. But how had a preexisting human propensity for self-destructive behavior exploded into a plague? As Mark's real, much more complete story - the one he didn't tell Berens - proved, it wasn't the increased availability of a drug like heroin, though that was gas on the flames. Lancaster's drug problem predated heroin, OxyContin, Percs. The problem wasn't caused by drugs at all, or government handouts, or single-parent families. While addiction could be as individual as people, common themes included alienation and disconnection. *Brian Alexander Propensity Sayings By Brian Alexander: A few people had always made lousy choices. But how had a preexisting human propensity
For EARTH which is an intelligence hath a voice and a propensity to speak in all her parts.Christopher Smart Propensity Sayings By Christopher Smart: For EARTH which is an intelligence hath a voice and a propensity to speak in
She misunderstood my method, in my opinion, not realizing that my approach, rather obscure to those unfamiliar, was based on the idea that in my struggle with reality, I could exhaust any opponent with whom I was grappling, like one can wear out an olive, for example, before successfully stabbing it with a fork, and that my propensity not to hasten matters, far from having a negative effect, in fact prepared for me a fertile ground where, when things seemed ripe, I could make my move with ease.Jean-Philippe Toussaint Propensity Sayings By Jean-Philippe Toussaint: She misunderstood my method, in my opinion, not realizing that my approach, rather obscure to
Nothing surprises me, particularly men and their propensity to be fools.Pete Hamill Propensity Sayings By Pete Hamill: Nothing surprises me, particularly men and their propensity to be fools.
If all people are unique, and if they are constantly changing each and every day, then all one can say about any social research finding is that it applied to that group of people on that given day, and given the propensity of humans to be different and to change, then it is unlikely that one would get the same results if one were to repeat the study.Wayne Dyer Propensity Sayings By Wayne Dyer: If all people are unique, and if they are constantly changing each and every day,
Whatever you do, don't discourage your dreaming propensity. Your heart's desires are not empty vaporings. They foreshadow possible realities. Man was made to aspire, to look upward.Orison Swett Marden Propensity Sayings By Orison Swett Marden: Whatever you do, don't discourage your dreaming propensity. Your heart's desires are not empty vaporings.
There is a known correlation between denial of one's sexuality and a propensity to self-destructive behaviour.Peter Tatchell Propensity Sayings By Peter Tatchell: There is a known correlation between denial of one's sexuality and a propensity to self-destructive
Sales winners educate with new ideas and perspectives almost three times more often than second-place finishers. Of 42 factors studied, the greatest difference between winners and second-place finishers was their propensity to educate.Mike Schultz Propensity Sayings By Mike Schultz: Sales winners educate with new ideas and perspectives almost three times more often than second-place
Seeing me surrounded by paper towels on the floor, Morpheus lifts his eyebrows. "Building a nest?" he asks. "There's no need to start acting like a bird simply because you have a propensity for flying.A.G. Howard Propensity Sayings By A.G. Howard: Seeing me surrounded by paper towels on the floor, Morpheus lifts his eyebrows. "Building a
A kernel of truth lurks at the heart of religion, because spiritual experience, ethical behavior, and strong communities are essential for human happiness. And yet our religious traditions are intellectually defunct and politically ruinous. While spiritual experience is clearly a natural propensity of the human mind, we need not believe anything on insufficient evidence to actualize it.Sam Harris Propensity Sayings By Sam Harris: A kernel of truth lurks at the heart of religion, because spiritual experience, ethical behavior,
Its not easy to steer life without errors; at times forced by propensity; at times by Karma; at times negligence pushes one to make mistakes ...Dinesh Kumar Propensity Sayings By Dinesh Kumar: Its not easy to steer life without errors; at times forced by propensity; at times
When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue.Yoshihiko Noda Propensity Sayings By Yoshihiko Noda: When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would
To translate kinesics or paralinguistic messages into words is likely to introduce gross falsification due not merely to the human propensity for trying to falsify statements about "feelings" and relationship and to the distortions which arise whenever the products of one system of coding are dissected onto the premises of another, but especially to the fact that all such translation must give to the more or less unconscious and involuntary message the appearance of conscious intent.Greg Bear Propensity Sayings By Greg Bear: To translate kinesics or paralinguistic messages into words is likely to introduce gross falsification due
There exists in human nature a strong propensity to depreciate the advantages, and to magnify the evils, of the present times.Edward Gibbon Propensity Sayings By Edward Gibbon: There exists in human nature a strong propensity to depreciate the advantages, and to magnify
For the world is founded and built up on death, and the reality of death is neither to be questioned nor feared. Death is a dark dream, but it is not a nightmare. It is mankind's lack of pity, mankind's fatal propensity for torture, that is the nightmare.Mary Webb Propensity Sayings By Mary Webb: For the world is founded and built up on death, and the reality of death
She said I owned the clothes of a radiologist and the shoes of an OBGYN; which is like the medical doctor equivalent of saying that I dressed like a librarian with a propensity of fuckmeboots.Penny Reid Propensity Sayings By Penny Reid: She said I owned the clothes of a radiologist and the shoes of an OBGYN;
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.Carl Sagan Propensity Sayings By Carl Sagan: A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary
Own it! The truth is...unhappiness stems from our propensity to blame other people. If you can accept that you are completely responsible for everything you are, everything you have and everything you become then you are on your way to a fulfilling life. Let no one hinder you from achieving that. ~Jason VerseyJason Versey Propensity Sayings By Jason Versey: Own it! The truth is...unhappiness stems from our propensity to blame other people. If you
Tech executives have historically been owners of significant portions of their companies' stock so there is a propensity for them to diversify as a rule.David Coleman Propensity Sayings By David Coleman: Tech executives have historically been owners of significant portions of their companies' stock so there
As actors, we deal with rejection so much more than any other business. So I don't care how much of a genius you are, if you don't have the propensity to be able to get back up every time you get knocked down, then you're not going to survive.Ryan Kwanten Propensity Sayings By Ryan Kwanten: As actors, we deal with rejection so much more than any other business. So I
There are people who from early on reveal a great talent for misfortune. Unhappiness pummels at them like a stoning, every other day, and they accept it with a resigned sigh. Others, meanwhile, have a peculiar propensity for the happiness. Faced with an abyss the latter are attracted by its blueness, the former by its intoxication.Jose Eduardo Agualusa Propensity Sayings By Jose Eduardo Agualusa: There are people who from early on reveal a great talent for misfortune. Unhappiness pummels
Take your pick. It literally could be any one of those things and many, many more. It's hard to live a morally good life when you have a propensity for shenanigans.T.J. Klune Propensity Sayings By T.J. Klune: Take your pick. It literally could be any one of those things and many, many
The human propensity is to believe that flukes of good fortune will never come to an end.Charles C. Mann Propensity Sayings By Charles C. Mann: The human propensity is to believe that flukes of good fortune will never come to
The propensity to intellectualize is itself both essential and dangerous. I think in our modern world we are much more aware of its essential character than of its dangers, and that is why I think of it as being an expression of transcendence.Talal Asad Propensity Sayings By Talal Asad: The propensity to intellectualize is itself both essential and dangerous. I think in our modern
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.Benjamin Haydon Propensity Sayings By Benjamin Haydon: There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out
Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego.Ambrose Bierce Propensity Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego.
The propensity to do good things is a choice.Shaun Cassidy Propensity Sayings By Shaun Cassidy: The propensity to do good things is a choice.
There seems to be a great propensity in this business to write tear-jerkers, 'You-left-me' songs. I thought, 'Why don't I count my blessings by looking at what I have?' I'm pretty much an optimistic guy.Jerry Jeff Walker Propensity Sayings By Jerry Jeff Walker: There seems to be a great propensity in this business to write tear-jerkers, 'You-left-me' songs.
We, with our propensity for murder, torture, slavery, rape, cannibalism, pillage, advertising jingles, shag carpets, and golf, how could we be seriously considered as the perfection of a four-billion-year-old grandiose experiment? perhaps as a race, we have evolved as far as we are capable, yet that by no means suggests that evolution has called it quits. in all likelihood, it has something beyond human on the drawing board. we tend to refer to our most barbaric and crapulous behavior as "inhuman," whereas, in point of fact, it is exactly human, definitively and quintessentially human, since no other creature habitually indulges in comparable atrocities. this negates neither our occasional virtues nor our aesthetic triumphs, but if a being at least a little bit more than human is not waiting around the bend of time then evolution has suffered a premature ejaculation.Tom Robbins Propensity Sayings By Tom Robbins: We, with our propensity for murder, torture, slavery, rape, cannibalism, pillage, advertising jingles, shag carpets,
He didn't reprimand Damen. He didn't seem particularly displeased with barbaric behavior, as long as it was directed outward. Like a man who enjoys owning an animal who will rake others with its claws but eat peacefully from his own hand, he was giving his pet a great deal of license.
As a result, courtiers kept one eye on Damen, giving him a wide berth. Laurent used that to his advantage, using the propensity of courtiers to fall back in reaction to Damen's presence as a means of extricating himself smoothly from conversation.
The third time this happened Damen said, 'Shall I make a face at the ones you don't like, or is it enough to just look like a barbarian?
C.S. Pacat Propensity Sayings By C.S. Pacat: He didn't reprimand Damen. He didn't seem particularly displeased with barbaric behavior, as long as
We develop our propensity to forgive or not to forgive by what we see illustrated at the early ages of our development.T.D. Jakes Propensity Sayings By T.D. Jakes: We develop our propensity to forgive or not to forgive by what we see illustrated
The vigor of a mass movement stems from the propensity of its followers for united action and self-sacrifice. When we ascribe the success of a movement to its faith, doctrine, propaganda, leadership, ruthlessness and so on, we are but referring to instruments of unification and to means used to inculcate a readiness for self-sacrifice.Eric Hoffer Propensity Sayings By Eric Hoffer: The vigor of a mass movement stems from the propensity of its followers for united
As nature has uncovered from under this hard shell the seed for which she most tenderly cares - the propensity and vocation to free thinking - this gradually works back upon the character of the people, who thereby gradually become capable of managing freedom; finally, it affects the principles of government, which finds it to its advantage to treat men, who are now more than machines, in accordance with their dignity.Immanuel Kant Propensity Sayings By Immanuel Kant: As nature has uncovered from under this hard shell the seed for which she most
I never ever, ever say anything against my husband to anyone except my husband. Everyone gets in fights, and I think the natural propensity for women is, 'Oh I want to talk to someone.' But the minute you take what bothers you outside the bond between you and your husband, you let someone else into the relationship and that causes a wedge.Jen Lancaster Propensity Sayings By Jen Lancaster: I never ever, ever say anything against my husband to anyone except my husband. Everyone
You have to factor in the human propensity for simplification, Sverl, and for their inability to believe in their own demise and unimportance. It's the impulse behind the religions - Neal Asher Propensity Sayings By Neal Asher: You have to factor in the human propensity for simplification, Sverl, and for their inability
The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity.Ron Fairly Propensity Sayings By Ron Fairly: The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity.