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Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.
Henry Ward Beecher
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental.
Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
W. Somerset Maugham
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn
I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
Arthur Conan Doyle
If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.
Marquis de Sade
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.
Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.
As a man may be born with a mathematical faculty, and by training that faculty year after year may immensely increase his mathematical capacity, so may a man be born with certain faculties within him, faculties belonging to the soul, which he can develop by training and by discipline.
Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
D. H. Lawrence
To realize life in the abstract as noble or beautiful or humane, to set it forth so with radiance upon it, that is civilization in the arts. Shakespeare is the chief modern example of this supreme faculty of mankind.
George Edward Woodberry
A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
I think I would have been a reasonably good lawyer. I have a faculty for making sense of mountains of information.
Believe me, were I ever to accomplish anything, it would be in music, which has always attracted me; and, without overestimating myself, I am conscious of possessing a certain creative faculty.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
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