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Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
It is not the position, but the disposition.
If you love God, you can't hate anything or anyone. If the love one offers is met with hate, it doesn't die, rather it manifests in the form of compassion. That is universal love. It is not just a sentiment. It cannot be manifested merely by a shift in mental disposition. It can only come from inner cleaning, an inner awakening.
I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances, and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason, and never through mere fickleness.
I have frequently noticed in myself a tendency to a diffuse style; a disposition to push my metaphors too far, employing a multitude of words to heighten the patness of the image, and so making of it a conceit rather than a metaphor, a fault copiously illustrated in the poetry of Cowley, Waller, Donne, and others of that ilk.
You can't let your personal disposition be dictated by the world around you.
Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
It seems appropriate that the author of '1984' was a British citizen. George Orwell must have seen how easily the great British public's lamb-like disposition toward its leaders could be exploited to create a police state.
Have I given any symptoms of an avaricious disposition? Have I obtained any grants from the crown since I have been placed at the head of the treasury? Has my conduct been different from that which others in the same station would have followed?
There's nothing particularly dark in my past... I live in the light. My disposition is basically happy. I have a good life.
Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations.
William Henry Ashley
For a quarter of a century, I've been playing baseball for pay. It has been pretty good pay, most of the time. The work has been hard, but what of it? It's been risky. I've broken both my legs. I've sprained everything I've got between my ankles and my disposition. I've dislocated my joints and fractured my pride.
In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
Samuel George Morton
The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing.
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures.
I feel differently immediately when I start to put weight on. I don't like that sluggish, blunted disposition that I have when that happens.
To purposely concoct older characters of a sunny disposition would be as much of a solecism as deliberately fabricating arrhythmic blacks, spendthrift Jews, slacker Japanese and so on.
The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life.
The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.
James F. Cooper
As a person who is not confrontational by disposition I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute.
You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else.
A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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