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Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
Pope John Paul II
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.
The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness.
Our inclination is to show our Lord only what we feel comfortable with. But the more we dare to reveal our whole trembling self to him, the more we will be able to sense that his love, which is perfect love, casts out all our fears.
In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.
Alexis de Tocqueville
If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
I want to express myself in a different way. I have a performing inclination.
Being a nice girl from the Mid-West, my inclination is always to give in and say yes because I want people to like me.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The moment someone asks you to do something you don't have the time or inclination to do is fraught with vulnerability.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.
I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.
Pope Benedict XVI
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.
The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
How can you be a recluse in a house full of children, even if you had the inclination to be, which I don't?
Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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