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"Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"Our natural inclination is to hide ourselves from God." - R C Sproul

"Natural talent is a questionable phenomenon. Inclination perhaps, but innate ability is extremely rare." - Erin Morgenstern

"History unravels; circumstances, following their natural inclination, prefer to remain ravelled." - Penelope Lively

"When you move artistically, the natural inclination is to denounce everything that's gone before." - Billy Corgan

"For critics, as they are birds of prey, have ever a natural inclination to carrion." - Alexander Pope

"Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience." - Thomas Chandler Haliburto

"I occupy much of my time in theological studies for which I have a natural inclination." - Cole Younger

"My natural inclination to be improv rather than an educated character serves me well." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"I am a gentleman. My natural inclination is to be on my best behavior." - Joe Wilson

"It wasn't my natural inclination to get into writing protest songs." - David Sylvian

"When natural inclination develops into a passionate desire, one advances towards his goal in seven-league boots." - Nikola Tesla

"Extremes are for us as though they were not, and we are not within their notice. They escape us, or we them. This is our true state; this is what makes us incapable of certain knowledge and of absolute ignorance... This is our natural condition, and yet most contrary to our inclination; we burn with desire to find solid ground and an ultimate sure foundation whereon to build a tower reaching to the Infinite. But our whole groundwork cracks, and the earth opens to abysses." - Blaise Pascal

"I am not going to use the federal government's authority deliberately to circumvent the natural inclination of people to live in ethnic homogeneous neighborhoods." - Jimmy Carter

"My natural inclination is to think in scenes. So that's how I write, and the issue for me is usually: what to compress for speed." - Leigh Newman

"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

"You'll face overwhelming odds; you'll be incredibly outnumbered. Fear would be your natural inclination. But keep in mind, God is with you." - James MacDonald

"The natural inclination in all humans is to posit a force, a spirit, outside of us. That tendency toward superstitious magical thinking is just built into our nature." - Michael Shermer

"Most friendly fire incidents aren't investigated properly because of neglect or a natural inclination to cover up the embarrassing fact that they killed one of their own." - Jon Krakauer

"Making matters worse is people's natural inclination to be easy on themselves, judging themselves according to their good intentions-while holding others to a higher standard and judging them by their worst actions." - John C Maxwell

"There is an art, a science to gaining power. There is a natural force or inclination in all of our beings to accumulate power. The problem that we come into is conditioning." - Frederick Lenz

"Your natural inclination is to preach and to warn other travellers of snags in the path, but isn't it better to signal to them some of the joys by the way which they might otherwise miss?" - Robert Baden-Powell

"I love to watch my daughter. At twenty-two months, that little soul is developing at a rate I will never understand. She's kind of taught me that growth and expansion are a person's natural state and inclination." - Daniel Gillies

"Much fruitless speculation has been spent over supposed hidden meanings in Lewis Carroll's Hunting of the Snark. The inclination to search for these was strictly natural, though the search was destined to fail." - Henry Holiday

"I have thought of a pulley to raise me gradually; but that would give me pain, as it would counteract my natural inclination. I would have something that can dissipate the vis inertiae and give elasticity to the muscles...." - Samuel Johnson

"Alas, alas, that ever love was sin! I ever followed natural inclination Under the power of my constellation And was unable to deny, in truth, My chamber of Venus to a likely youth." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started. We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia. What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa." - Peter Mackay

"Natural inclinations are present in things from God, who moves all things. So it is impossible for the natural inclinations of a species to be toward evil in itself. But there is in all perfect animals a natural inclination toward carnal union. Therefore it is impossible for carnal union to be evil in itself." - Thomas Aquinas

"Women are natural anarchists." - Kim Gordon

"I'm a natural blonde!" - Natalie Dormer

"I'm a natural sceptic." - David Hockney

"Genes are natural resources." - Leroy Hood

"Duty is whatever opposes inclination." - Mason Cooley

"Napping is too luxurious, too sybaritic, too unproductive, and it's free; pleasures for which we don't pay make us anxious. Besides, it seems to be a natural inclination. ... Fighting off natural inclinations is a major Puritan virtue, and nothing that feels that good can be respectable." - Barbara Holland

"To seem natural rather than to be natural." - A A Milne

"Every natural action is graceful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Mycelium is Earth's natural Internet." - Paul Stamets

"Literary critics make natural detectives." - A S Byatt

"Unthaw and become more natural." - Maxwell Maltz

"Despair is a natural emotion." - Tim Kaine

"Yoga is a natural thing." - Laura Huxley

"Natural selection is not evolution." - Ronald Fisher

"Natural playgrounds may decrease bullying." - Richard Louv

"The more natural, the better." - Brandy Norwood

"I'm not a natural songwriter." - Rod Stewart

"I admire natural, untouched beauty." - Theophilus London

"I'm a natural born sniper." - Renan Barao

"People have a hard time accepting free-market economics for the same reason they have a hard time accepting evolution: it is counterintuitive. Life looks intelligently designed, so our natural inclination is to infer that there must be an intelligent designer-a God. Similarly, the economy looks designed, so our natural inclination is to infer that we need a designer-a government. In fact, emergence and complexity theory explains how the principles of self-organization and emergence cause complex systems to arise from simple systems without a top-down designer." - Michael Shermer

"...It's natural to believe in the supernatural. It never feels natural to accept only natural things." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I am myself by inclination an investigator." - Immanuel Kant

"Necessity dominates inclination, will, and right." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I'm a mediator by training and inclination." - Joan Blades

"Taste may change, but inclination never." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I have no inclination to seek attention." - John Scarlett

"Taste may change, but inclination never." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"When Im in town on Sundays, I sometimes go down to the Central Bar in the East Village to watch English football. But my natural inclination now is to get in the car with my wife and kids and get out of town." - Joe Scarborough

"[W]e have always resented the natural inclination of most white people to demand spirituals the moment it is known that a Negro is about to sing. So often the request has seemed to savor of the feeling that we could do this and this alone." - Countee Cullen

"It only meant that my natural inclination was to draw my "energy" from within instead of seeking it outside myself, plus my mom was an introvcert, and so were a lot of normal people. The problem was I was shy on top of that. And we all know how the world loves a shy introvert." - Sue Monk Kidd

"There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity." - Antonin Artaud

"The Buddha never intended to make desire itself the problem. When he said craving causes suffering, he was referring not to our natural inclination as living beings to have wants and needs, but to our habit of clinging to experience that must, by nature, pass away." - Tara Brach

"There are five billion human beings and in a certain way I think we need five billion different religions, because there is such a large variety of dispositions. I believe that each individual should embark upon a spiritual path that is best suited to his or her mental disposition, natural inclination, temperament, belief, family and cultural background." - Dalai Lama

"There is no right way to live. You preclude a lot of life by trying to conform to that kind of ideal or stereotype. And it's a natural inclination in a world where it's so complex and so occasionally valueless, morally bankrupt, and chaotic that we want to reach back to something in our past." - Gary Ross

"We have always resented the natural inclination of most white people to demand spirituals the moment it is known that a Negro is about to sing. So often the request has seemed to savor of the feeling that we could do this and this alone." - Countee Cullen

"The natural inclination of a child is to take pleasure in the use of the mind no less than of the body. The child's primary business is learning. It is also the primary entertainment. To retain that orientation into adulthood, so that consciousness is not a burden but a joy, is the mark of the successfully developed human being." - Nathaniel Branden

"Mum has always been a huge anti-war activist. She would go off to protest and get arrested. I have her passion, but it is not for politics. I am much more interested in psychology. It's more my job and my natural inclination." - Joan Cusack

"When I'm in town on Sundays, I sometimes go down to the Central Bar in the East Village to watch English football. But my natural inclination now is to get in the car with my wife and kids and get out of town." - Joe Scarborough

"In my business, if I get too close to you and you die, it hurts me. And so you develop a natural inclination not to be close to the patient, so that if things don't work out ideally, you can still get up the next day and care for the next patient." - Mehmet Oz

"I have nothing against a community that is made up of people who are Polish, or who are Czechoslovakians, or who are French Canadians or who are blacks trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods. This is a natural inclination. [..] Government should not break up a neighborhood on a numerical basis. As soon as the Government does, the white folks flee." - Jimmy Carter

"So our building of the visible Church becomes much like any natural business function, using natural means and natural motives." - Francis Schaeffer

"We see that God has implanted in all things a natural desire to exist with the fullest measure of existence that is compatible with their particular nature. To this end they are endowed with suitable faculties and activities; and by means of these there is in them a discernment that is natural and in keeping with the purpose of their knowledge, which ensures their natural inclination serving its purpose and being able to reach its fulfilment in that object towards which it is attracted by the weight of its own nature." - Nicholas of Cusa

"All I have is natural ability." - Mickey Mantle

"Happiness is a natural state of being." - Michael Beckwith

"Remember that your natural state is joy." - Wayne Dyer

"thank god for pure natural strength" - Ronnie Coleman

"The natural-born investor is a myth." - Peter Lynch

"To be of few words is natural." - Laozi

"Judeo-Christian conservatism overcomes natural selfishness." - Jim Demint

"All women are natural born espionage agents." - Eddie Cantor

"Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Change is a natural form of progression." - Trey Songz

"She looks like a fairy tale, but yet feels so natural (natural, natural, natural) This one's a beast, but way to wonderful to be compared to an animal" - DJ Drama

"The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is." - Gertrude Stein

"Science is the natural ally of religion." - Theodore Parker

"Rejection is the natural course of things." - Eric Walters

"Be natural and use your head." - Dai Vernon

"Peace is our natural state of being." - Laozi

"Mastery is the natural result of mindfulness." - Ron Kurtz

"I believe I am of the natural." - Joey Badass

"(Natural Talent + Opportunity) Hard Work = Success" - Michael Johnson

"Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Canada and space are a natural fit." - Marc Garneau

"I'm really into natural and organic products." - Chanel Iman

"I am not a natural dancer." - Ricki Lake

"Shakespeare feels very natural to me." - Bebe Neuwirth

"It's an acting job - acting natural." - Alistair Cooke

"Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy." - Anna Julia Cooper

"Without natural gifts technical rules are useless." - Quintilian

"Natural history is not about producing fables." - David Attenborough

"My natural hair texture is very kinky." - Tyra Banks

"Nature stopped being natural decades ago." - Jamais Cascio

"Natural selection is anything but random." - Richard Dawkins

"Islands are natural workshops of evolution." - Richard Dawkins

"I'm not a natural storyteller at all. If anything, I'm a natural interviewer, a natural listener, but I'm not a natural storyteller." - Ira Glass

"Fear is natural. Be with it." - Thomas Leonard

"First feelings are always the most natural." - Louis Xiv

"Failure's a natural part of life." - John Malkovich

"The unnatural, that too is natural." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Whatever is natural admits of variety." - Madame De Stael

"Barbarism is the natural state of mankind," - Robert E Howard

"The Supernatural is only the Natural disclosed." - Emily Dickinson

"All I had was natural ability." - Branch Rickey

"Peace is a natural effect of trade." - Charles De Montesquieu

"For kids it's natural to be competitive." - Daley Thompson

"The unnatural, that too is natural." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"Nobody is actually a natural C.E.O." - Ben Horowitz

"I'm not a natural born performer." - Amy Winehouse

"Medicine and writing are natural companions." - Kevin Patterson

"Children are our most valuable natural resource." - Herbert Hoover

"Spirituality is the master key of the Indian mind. It is this dominant inclination of India which gives character to all the expressions of her culture. In fact, they have grown out of her inborn spiritual tendency of which her religion is a natural out flowering. The Indian mind has always realized that the Supreme is the Infinite and perceived that to the soul in Nature the Infinite must always present itself in an infinite variety of aspects." - Sri Aurobindo

"This system in which a child is constantly moving objects with his hands and actively exercising his senses, also takes into account a child's special aptitude for mathematics. When they leave the material, the children very easily reach the point where they wish to write out the operation. They can thus carryout an abstract mental operation and acquire a kind of natural and spontaneous inclination for mental calculations." - Maria Montessori

"I have thought of a pulley to raise me gradually; but that would give me pain, as it would counteract my natural inclination. I would have something that can dissipate the inertia and give elasticity to the muscles. We can heat the body, we can cool it; we can give it tension or relaxation; and surely it is possible to bring it into a state in which rising from bed will not be a pain." - Samuel Johnson

"The natural inclination of man is to rely solely upon himself and to ignore the purpose of his existence as well as his relationship to God who is his spiritual father. If man will recognize his divine origin, he will then realize his Heavenly Father will not leave him alone to grope in darkness of mind and spirit, but will make available a power to influence him in right paths and into standards of good behavior. The Holy Ghost is that power." - Delbert L. Stapley

"A tendency to resume the same mode of action at stated times is peculiarly the characteristic of the nervous system; and on this account regularity is of great consequence in exercising the moral and intellectual power. All nervous diseases have a marked tendency to observe regular periods; and the natural inclination to sleep at the approach of night is another instance of the same fact." - George Combe

"The inclination to aggression constitutes the greatest impediment to civilization." - Sigmund Freud

"Boredom provides a stronger inclination to write than anything." - Vikram Seth

"Temptation cannot exist without the concurrence of inclination and opportunity." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"I hate the very human inclination towards insensitivity" - Megan Mccafferty

"parents are too apt to mistake inclination for genius." - Hannah More

"Opportunities are not often wanting where inclination goes before ..." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"Preaching means to awaken the real inclination to serve God." - Radhanath Swami

"Inclination snatches arguments To make indulgence seem judicious choice." - George Eliot

"You have however within you an inclination towards completeness." - Sri Aurobindo

"Inclination snatches arguments To make indulgence seem judicious choice." - George Eliot

"Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread." - Jimmy Carter

"My first inclination was toward flying and being a pilot." - Kevin A Ford

"A military life has ever comported with my inclination." - George Stoneman

"Mathematics without natural history is sterile, but natural history without mathematics is muddled." - John Maynard Smith

"Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state." - Ramana Maharshi

"Just as war is the natural consequence of monopoly, peace is the natural consequence of liberty." - Gustave de Molinari

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws." - Jim Rohn

"There seems to be a feeling that anything that is natural is good. Strychnine is natural." - Isaac Asimov

"Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense-nonsense upon stilts." - Jeremy Bentham

"Things don't ever stay the same. Natural beginnings come to natural or unnatural ends." - Kristin Cashore

"Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough." - Alex Ferguson

"No one is a natural - you have to work at being a natural." - Greg Proops

"Neither natural ability without instruction nor instruction without natural ability can make the perfect artist." - Vitruvius

"Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense,- nonsense upon stilts." - Jeremy Bentham

"The natural world is so adaptable...So adaptable you wonder what's natural." - Matthew Tobin Anderson

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws." - Stuart Chase



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