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"Books may be classed from the Faculties of the mind" - Thomas Jefferson

"What a mysterious faculty is that queen of the faculties!" - Charles Baudelaire

"Earnestness is the devotion of all the faculties." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Cynicism, like gullibility, is a symptom of underdeveloped critical faculties." - Jamie Whyte

"His cogitative faculties immersed In cogibundity of cogitation." - Henry Carey

"Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties." - Stephen Fry

"Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties." - Hugh Blair

"I want to have all of my faculties." - Jeff Bridges

"In the soul, when the supreme faculties move regularly, the inferior passions and faculties following, there arises a serenity infinitely beyond the highest quintessence of worldly delight." - Robert South

"The understanding also hath its idiosyncrasies as well as other faculties." - Joseph Glanvill

"Talent is some one faculty unusually developed; genius commands all the faculties." - Frederic Henry Hedge

"A man's happiness consists in the free exercise of his highest faculties." - Aristotle

"There is no fundamental difference between humans and the higher mammalsin their mental faculties" - Charles Darwin

"If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind." - Zhuangzi

"Sloth is the torpidity of the mental faculties; the sluggard is a living insensible." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"Boredom is a certain sign that we are allowing our faculties to rust in idleness." - William Ralph Inge

"WE begin to die not in our sense or extremities, but in our divine faculties." - Henry David Thoreau

"Freedom is that faculty that enlarges the usefulness of all other faculties." - Immanuel Kant

"Sloth is the torpidity of the mental faculties; the sluggard is a living insensible." - John Zimmerman

"Cultivate all your faculties; you must either use them or lose them." - John Lubbock

"Talent is some one faculty unusually developed; genius commands all the faculties." - Frederick Henry Hedge

"Genius - the free and harmonious play of all the faculties of a human being." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"Genius-the free and harmonious play of all the faculties of a human being." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"How is it that hope so powerfully excites, and fear so absolutely depresses all our faculties?" - Maria Edgeworth

"art speaks only to the mind, whereas nature speaks to all the faculties ..." - George Sand

"One well-cultivated talent, deepened and enlarged, is worth one hundred shallow faculties." - William Matthews

"Happiness consists in the full employment of our faculties in some pursuit." - Harriet Martineau

"The purpose of concept art as a genre is to unbrainwash our mathematical and logical faculties." - Henry Flynt

"The gift of the Holy Ghost...quicken s all the intellectual faculties." - Parley P. Pratt

"Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up." - George Orwell

"The moral faculties are generally and justly esteemed as of higher value than the intellectual powers." - Charles Darwin

"Custom is the tyranny of the lower human faculties over the higher." - Suzanne Curchod

"People who pierce the veil of money rarely return with their faculties altogether intact." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Most often we are judging not others, but rather our own faculties in others." - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

"Our faculties are more fitted to recognize the wonderful structure of a beetle than a Universe." - Charles Darwin

"There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties." - Charles Darwin

"Cultivate all your faculties; you must either use them or lose them" - John Lubbock

"Redemption is promised at the low price of surrender of your critical faculties." - Christopher Hitchens

"American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties." - Edward Albee

"Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties." - Francis Herbert Hedge

"Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?" - Arthur Helps

"I was a poet animated by philosophy, not a philosopher with poetic faculties." - Fernando Pessoa

"From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts." - Clare Boothe Luce

"The protection of these faculties is the first object of government." - James Madison

"You have been gifted with mental faculties to improve any circumstance around you." - Bob Proctor

"The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of Government." - James Madison

"I think it indisputable that the distance between the intellectual faculties of different men is greater than that between the same faculties in some men and some other animals." - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

"All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers." - Maimonides

"The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government." - James Madison

"Nothing, I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as the being obliged to struggle with the world." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Of all the faculties of the mind, memory is the first that flourishes, and the first that dies." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The faculties of our souls differ as widely as the features of our faces and the forms of our frames." - J. G. Holland

"In exalting the faculties of the soul, we annihilate, in a great degree, the delusion of the senses." - Aime Martin

"A distinction of property results from that very protection which a free Government gives to unequal faculties of acquiring it." - James Madison

"We are amphibious creatures, weaponed for two elements, having two sets of faculties, the particular and the catholic." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Style supposes the reunion and the exercise of all the intellectual faculties. The style is the man." - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

"The faculties of our souls differ as widely as the features of our faces and the forms of our frames." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Of all the faculties of the mind, memory is the first that flourishes and the first that dies." - Charles Caleb Colton

"If you believe in evolution and naturalism then you have a reason not to think your faculties are reliable." - Alvin Plantinga

"All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There are six mental faculties that we have, and how we use them sets the course for our life." - Bob Proctor

"Nothing proves the truth of surrealism so much as photography. The Zeiss lens has unexpected faculties of surprise!" - Salvador Dali

"What an absurd notion that women have not intellectual and moral faculties sufficent for anything else but domestic concerns!" - Susan B Anthony

"He is the happiest man who is engaged in a business which tasks the most faculties of his mind." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The faculties for getting into jail seem to be ample. We want more organizations for keeping people out." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation." - Robert Graves

"We shall never be at peace with ourselves until we yield with glad supremacy to our higher faculties." - Joseph Cook

"The infinite God can not by us, in the present limitation of our faculties, be comprehended or conceived." - William Hamilton

"Other books we may read and criticise. To the Scriptures we must bow the entire soul, with all its faculties." - Edward Norris Kirk

"Swimming took up so much of my faculties, and for so long, I was willing to give it everything." - Aaron Peirsol

"Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Incompetence, in my books, is the failure of the critical faculties to interfere constructively with the natural flow." - Robert Genn

"I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of... our mental faculties." - Steven Pinker

"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements." - Giacomo Puccini

"The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results." - James Madison

"The most fertile soil does not necessarily produce the most abundant harvest. It is the use we make of our faculties which renders them valuable." - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

"As the age of information demands the simultaneous use of all our faculties, we discover that we are most at leisure when we are most intensely involved." - Marshall Mcluhan

"What a curious creature is man; with what a variety of powers and faculties is he endued; yet how easily is he disturbed and put out of order." - James Boswell

"Then liberty, like day, Breaks on the soul, and by a flash from Heaven Fires all the faculties with glorious joy." - William Cowper

"The field of experience is the whole universe in all directions. Theory remains shut up within the limits of human faculties." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"We know that pumping oil out of the ground does not create many jobs. It does not foster an entrepreneurial spirit, nor does it sharpen critical faculties." - Ali al-Naimi

"It is the active exercise of our faculties in conformity with virtue that causes happiness, and the opposite activities its opposite." - Aristotle

"The creative act does not create something out of nothing; it uncovers, selects, reshuffles, combines, synthesizes already existing facts, ideas, faculties, and skills." - Arthur Koestler

"Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties, and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul." - Joseph Addison

"A cultivated mind is one to which the fountains of knowledge have been opened, and which has been taught, in any tolerable degree, to exercise its faculties." - John Stuart Mill

"Yoga is a study of life, study of your body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, and ego. Study of your inner faculties!" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"We only attain the true idea of marriage when we consider it as a spiritual union-a union of immortal affections, of undying faculties, of an imperishable destiny." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Conflict, which rouses up the best and highest powers in some characters, in others not only jars the whole being, but paralyzes the faculties." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"There is nothing I fear so much as idleness, the want of occupation, inactivity, the lethargy of the faculties; when the body is idle, the spirit suffers painfully." - Charlotte Bronte

"It is very rare that you meet with obstacles in this world, which the humblest man has not faculties to surmount." - Henry David Thoreau

"My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark." - Stefan Zweig

"Man was born to be rich, or to inevitably grow rich, by the use of his faculties: by the union of thought with nature." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To be totally engaged with all my functions and all my faculties and all my capacities in life to me that would be success." - Jacob Needleman

"Golden hours of vision come to us in this present life, when we are at our best, and our faculties work together in harmony." - Charles Fletcher Dole

"The difference, so observable in men's understandings and parts, does not arise so much from their natural faculties, as acquired habits." - John Locke

"My faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened." - Mark Twain

"With equality of experience and of general faculties, a woman usually sees much more than a man of what is immediately before her." - John Stuart Mill

"It was play rather than work which enabled man to evolve his higher faculties - everything we mean by the word 'culture'." - Herbert Read

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch." - Richard Steele

"Perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart - one of the indivisible, primary faculties or sentiments which give direction to man." - Edgar Allan Poe

"And in requital ope his leathern scrip, And show me simples of a thousand names, Telling their strange and vigorous faculties." - John Milton

"The fruits of the earth do not more obviously require labor and cultivation to prepare them for our use and subsistence than our faculties demand instruction." - Isaac Barrow

"Whatever the will commands, the whole man must do; the empire of the will over all the faculties being absolutely overruling and despotic." - Robert South

"Time is the greatest of all tyrants. As we go on towards age, he taxes our health, limbs, faculties, strength, and features." - John Foster (essayist)

"Conflict, which rouses up the best and highest powers in some characters, in others not only jars the whole being, but paralyzes the faculties." - Anna Jameson

"He who feels contempt for any living thing hath faculties that he hath never used, and thought with him is in its infancy." - William Wordsworth

"Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, & those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink." - Mark Twain

"Virtue is not to be considered in the light of mere innocence, or abstaining from harm; but as the exertion of our faculties in doing good." - Joseph Butler

"No one has a right to obstruct another exercising his faculties innocently for the relief of sensibilities made a part of his nature." - Thomas Jefferson

"The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live." - Bertrand Russell

"Our moral faculties must be placed highest, else they can no more flourish than could a plant growing under the shade and drip of trees." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept of the stretch." - Augustus Hare

"From the the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results." - James Madison

"Every man who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties in the best condition, has been particularly inclined to abstain from animal food" - Henry David Thoreau

"The very first discovery of beauty strikes the mind with an inward joy, and spreads a cheerfulness and delight through all its faculties." - Joseph Addison

"Life teaches much, but to all thinking persons it brings ever closer the will of God - not because their faculties decline, but on the contrary, because they increase." - Madame De Stael

"All outward success, when it has value, is but the inevitable result of an inward success of full living, full play and enjoyment of one's faculties." - Robert Henri

"An educated person is a person who has so developed the faculties of their mind that they can acquire anything they want" - Bob Proctor

"Most of our faculties lie dormant because they can rely upon Habit, which knows what there is to be done and has no need of their services." - Marcel Proust

"There is no theory of a God, of an author of Nature, of an origin of the Universe, which is not utterly repugnant to my faculties. . ." - Harriet Martineau

"Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive faculties." - Confucius

"It is a fallacy of the old schools to divide man into parcels, elements, thoughts, emotions, intuitions, etc. All human faculties consist of an interconnected whole." - Alfred Korzybski

"Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then will the faculties rise fair and full within." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The photographer must possess and preserve the receptive faculties of a child who looks at the world for the first time." - Bill Brandt

"In the search for truth - that everything in nature seems to hide - man needs the assistance of all his faculties. All the senses should be awake." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"We succeed, not alone by the laborious exertions of our faculties, be they small or great, but by the regular, thoughtful and systematic exercise of them." - Frederick Douglass

"If everyone enjoyed the unrestricted use of his faculties and the free disposition of the fruits of his labor, social progress would be ceaseless, uninterrupted, and unfailing." - Frederic Bastiat

"[The monks'] credulity debased and vitiated the faculties of the mind: they corrupted the evidence of history; and superstition gradually extinguished the hostile light of philosophy and science." - Edward Gibbon

"When Christianity is received, it stimulates the faculties, and calls forth new ideas, new motives, and new sentiments. It has been the mother of all modern education." - James McCosh

"The bastard Keynesian doctrine, evolved in the United States, invaded the economic faculties of the world, floating on the wings of the almighty dollar." - Joan Robinson

"Of the demonstrably wise there are but two; those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink." - Mark Twain

"What a curious creature is man! With what a variety of powers and faculties is he endued! Yet how easily is he disturbed and put out of order!" - James Boswell

"Conan stood paralyzed in the disruption of the faculties which demoralizes anyone who is confronted by an impossible negation of sanity." - Robert E Howard

"Not all the faculties and senses have to be employed in things, but only those that are required; as for the others, leave them unoccupied for God." - John of the Cross

"Western intellectual Islamologists have totally failed in their duties as intellectuals. They have betrayed their calling by abandoning their critical faculties when it comes to Islam." - Wafa Sultan

"Greek philosophy departs from the assumption that we can understand the world autonomously using our rational faculties. Islam is not saying this." - Tariq Ramadan

"Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the state was to make men free to develop their faculties." - Louis D Brandeis

"Every man may claim the fullest liberty to exercise his faculties compatible with the possession of like liberties by every other man." - Herbert Spencer

"A tainted society has invented psychiatry to defend itself against the investigations of certain superior intellects whose faculties of divination would be troublesome." - Antonin Artaud

"Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor." - John Hagee

"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions." - James Madison

"Cuba's poverty is caused by the crackpot Marxist doctrines imposed by its sociopathic ruler and promoted by half the liberal arts professors on American faculties." - David Horowitz

"You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties for want of occasions for frittering away your life on silly trifles." - Emily Bronte

"How many persons condemned to the horrors of solitary confinement have gone mad - simply because the thinking faculties have lain dormant!" - Jules Verne

"It may not be impossible, but that our Faculties may be so construed, as always to deceive us in the things we judge most certain and assured." - Joseph Glanvill

"There never yet has been a great system sustained by force under which all the best faculties of men have not slowly withered." - Auberon Herbert

"We are awash in content that needs to be taught, yet the vast majority of colleges give a large portion of their faculties' salaries to fund research." - Clayton M Christensen

"In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation." - Stephane Mallarme



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