Top 490 Tendency Quotes

In this post, you will find great Tendency Quotes from famous people, such as Mary Beard, Xun Kuang, James Franco, Nivin Pauly, Emily Greene Balch. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I'm not in the slightest wanting to attack the women's

I’m not in the slightest wanting to attack the women‘s movement here. But I think that in popular, broadly left-wing, broadly feminist discourse, there is a tendency to just label discrimination against women – and embedded assumptions about them – as misogyny and think ‘job done.’
When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.
There’s a tendency, when you‘re directing yourself, not to give the performance as much care, because you feel like there’s too much focus on yourself, or that all these people are just standing around setting everything up, waiting for you.
When you are successful, there is this tendency to repeat the elements that we believe have worked in a certain film. Then it becomes formulaic, and there is no getting back.
In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend.
There’s been a tendency to think that TV music has to be cheap and fast and for films it has to be nothing but orchestral music, but it’s not right.
Hildur Gudnadottir
If there is a tendency in modern television I hate, it is the unstoppable march of the dramatic reconstruction to tell the stories of anything from an ancient Egyptian battle to the early life of Paul Gascoigne.
There is a tendency in all of us to ask for better statistical performance. There is a tendency to impose quotas behind which usually lies imposition of pressure to achieve improved statistics.
It is crucial to maintain the political equality among the member states, which is fundamental to the community. At the same time we have to counteract the natural tendencies to create a hierarchy inside the E.U.
There is a tendency for the British establishment to work out everything very carefully and then present it to parliament as ‘a take it or leave it’ choice. And then ministers wonder why they have difficulties in parliament.
Good people cannot fully compensate for bad process, but they can mitigate some of its worst tendencies.
I think there’s a tendency in England, when you look at the past, to either have upper middle class period drama with its own rules, or if you’re going to look at working class people, you have to do that in a particular ‘Isn’t it a shame, aren’t they oppressed‘ way, or it’s treated comically.
Probably my mother‘s life was prolonged beyond that of a long-lived family by her coming to Australia in middle life; and if I ever had any tendency to consumption, the climate must have helped me.
Catherine Helen Spence
I have a tendency toward being a micromanager. Which, the bigger the project you’re involved in, the harder that becomes.
There is a rampant tendency in any industry where someone is trying to sell something with a bunch of data, where they cherry pick a little bitbias a little bit. This becomes quite easy when there is an enormous amount of data to cherry pick from.
Imagine living in a state where businesses can legally refuse to serve people based on their sexual orientation. Where parents can force their children to undergo conversion therapy to ‘cure’ them of their ‘homosexual tendencies.’
Human life is full of the play of samskaras – tendencies developed by repeated actions.
You’ve probably heard from 100 different people that the Patriots are a game plan offense. Here’s what that means: We’re going to watch the defense specifically to identify their tendencies, what they do situationally and what their philosophy is.
I have a tendency to hire people who tend to be unattractive to the studios. Maybe this is a bad idea.
I do have a tendency to talk a lot at the poker table, which throws people off because they spend a lot of time trying to read me. But I talk a lot when I have a good hand and when I have a bad hand, too. Sometimes it annoys people so much they can’t wait to get out of the tournament. And that can only be good for me.
I talk to a lot of librarians, and there’s always a steady drumbeat of how libraries are places of community. But a lot of them have also recently – and just in the nick of time – refurbished, because during this economic downturn, people have a tendency to borrow instead of buy.
We try to do a great job of understanding the opposing hitter and his tendencies. Maybe understand the hitter better than he knows himself.
There is a tendency in all parties, when they have been for a long time in possession of power, to augment it.
I have a tendency to check out when the stakes are too high in a movie.
The one place I never felt at all comfortable in the military was in private circles of conversation. There’s a tendency, especially among young men, to objectify and denigrate women behind closed doors.
Chelsea Manning
The tendency of everyone is to evolve.
There’s a tendency in American thought – maybe elsewhere, but that’s the culture I know best – to default to social Darwinism, even though even Darwin noted that’s a misapplication of his ideas.
For a film to be viable, it has to survive this process of scrutiny. I think most filmmakers have obsessive-compulsive tendencies and would be completely unemployable in any other job – so it’s great to be able to channel your psychological anomalies into something productive and creative.
James Marsh
Culture’s essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
Northrop Frye
As a community organizer who holds a degree in history, I understand the fascination with history. However, there is a tendency for many of us to get engrossed in the recounting of our history, which often amounts to purely intellectual activity without material action.
Before you even consider making a value bet, try to determine if the bet will have any value at all. Attempt to put your opponent on a hand that he’d likely call a bet with on the river. To do this, you’ll have to mentally play back the details of the hand. Think about your opponent’s playing tendencies.
There has been a tendency only to deal with a certain s

There has been a tendency only to deal with a certain social class when it comes to stories more than 100 years ago.
Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
He is blind indeed who does not see, in the signs of the times, a strong tendency to plunge the Union as deep in debt as are many of the States, and to subjugate the whole to the paper system.
The chief symptom of adolescence is a state of expectation, a tendency towards creative work, and a need for the strengthening of self-confidence. Suddenly, the child becomes very sensitive to the rudeness and humiliations which he had previously suffered with patient indifference.
There’s a tendency, when the offspring of a famous person does something notable, to define them by their more-famous parent.
Politics, after all, is largely about power. And power goes to the core of our issues of control and narcissism and need to be right and tendency to divide the human race into ‘us’ vs. ‘them.’
When you have a lot of communication online before you go out with someone, it builds up a false sense of who the person is. There’s a tendency to fill in the blanks with positive information.
Israel, in general, should learn from other nations. We have a tendency to teach the world. In many cases, we should learn from the world, because they make advances.
And when I get bored, it’s like the worst parts of me come out. I really veer to self-destructive tendencies quickly.
I’m giving into my tendency to want to blur and blend the lines between art and life, and privacy and sharing.
Lia Ices
What happens with ‘Mad Men,’ it’s like an Elvis Costello album; I’ll watch it, and then I immediately have to watch it again. AMC will play it back-to-back. I have a tendency to yell at it when my wife‘s not around because if she catches me yelling at ‘Mad Men,’ then it gets weird.
Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth.
William Banting
When I’m getting ready for a movie, let’s just say my diet is ‘The Antisocial Diet.’ I don’t go to restaurants. I don’t eat what I really want to eat. I don’t eat much. I eat small things frequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don’t eat with people, because there’s a tendency to get social and then to overeat.
You can only beat a guy down so far before he has a tendency to start listening to what you’re saying.
Skimming has led, I believe, to a tendency to go to the sources that seem the simplest, most reduced, most familiar, and least cognitively challenging. I think that leads people to accept truly false news without examining it, without being analytical.
There’s a tendency among some male writers to make the women in their stories weak and needing of rescue so that their hero looks like a manly man.
When comics are in the room, people have a tendency to try to make them laugh. That doesn’t really make you funnier. It makes you a comic‘s comic, but you aren’t going to get a fan base doing that.
There was something about stand-up that music wouldn’t give me, which was my love of the spoken word and the mercurial tendency of language to respond to what happens to you.
I avoid clients for whom advertising is only a marginal factor in their marketing mix. They have an awkward tendency to raid their advertising appropriations whenever they need cash for other purposes.
The story being told in ‘Star Wars‘ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.
It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class, and to force society into an organization of only two classes, one at each social extreme.
That said, there is a tendency to help the large industrial conglomerate more quickly than the small company you have never heard of. That is something in the culture we are trying to change.
There is sometimes a tendency to assume that everyone in this great country has adequate housing. But when you go to certain places, certain neighborhoods, both urban and rural, you find out that’s not the case, and I think we have to do much more.
Jack Reed
One of the major dangers of being alone in February is the tendency to dwell on past relationships. Whether you’re daydreaming about that ‘one that got away,’ or you’re recalling the fairy tale date you went on last Valentine’s Day, romanticizing the past isn’t helpfulnor accurate.
It wasn’t that Harvard was deliberately trying to overwork me, but I think I had a tendency to take on more things out of enthusiasm than were good for me.
The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.
Arthur Young
I think there is a tendency for people to get rigid and caught up in their beliefs of what is right and wrong, and they lose sight of humanity. Being human has to come first before right or wrong.
Remember, until the 1970s, the spread of democracy has always been accompanied by the decline of inequality. The more democratic our societies have been, the more equal they have been becoming. Now we have the reverse tendency. The spread of democracy now is very much accompanied by the increase in inequality.
There’s a tendency to think that young designers only do fantasy fashion, but I’m more interested in making clothes that women can afford.
I’ll miss the relationships I have built with these actors. I’ll miss the devotion we have to this work. Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end.
Dennis Franz
Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
Alberto Giacometti
If we are to be happy, we must first react against our

If we are to be happy, we must first react against our tendency to follow the line of least resistance, a tendency that causes us either to remain as we are, or to look primarily to activities external to ourselves for what will provide new impetus to our lives.
Moreover, we are showing a dismaying tendency to recast God in Man’s image.
I was always very detail-oriented, and in the time I spent in different roles – the elected official, the campaign manager – I had a tendency to want to push the creation of the product and really work on the critical path that would get to product.
I have a tendency to be larger than life.
I’m going to be looking forward, asked to be judged on my record, not taken back as has been the – in a sense, the tendency throughout politics in Northern Ireland, is to always look back, always look at what was said a long time ago, instead of looking forward.
Peter Hain
I have a tendency to be awfully big-hearted and it’s very hard for me to say no, even when I need to.
I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side.
Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which I think can be too harsh, and what I see as a tendency in the West to be too permissive and indulgent. If I could do it all again, I would, with some adjustments.
If you look at every star in the game, everyone has tendencies.
I am a binge reader, with a tendency to throw myself at a writer, immerse myself in their work.
One of the strongest features of Puritanism is its autobiographical tendency, its passionate self-regard.
When you see the violence of Hollywood movies, there is a tendency that the hero is combating and confronting many people, without much harm to himself. But in my films, the hero takes a lot of hits so the very act of the hero being the one on the receiving end, makes the audience cheer and connect with him.
I know I have a very self-destructive tendency since my mother died, I have got to be honest.
There is a very uneasy relationship between money and creativity, between money and almost everything. Its tendency to control and corrupt – whether it’s in arts or education or politics, hardly anything is untouched by it. Journalism certainly is up there. Everything is susceptible to it.
Your natural tendency, human nature, is to always look and see if there’s an opportunity. But that’s something that I don’t spend a ton of time doing because I’m pretty meat and potatoes when it comes to approaching the day.
What I like about the American woman is she usually has a lot of dynamism. In the U.S., women have a tendency to go forward, to be more exaggerated than in Europe. Many times the rough ideas come from the States, then they are refined in Europe. The American women and the French women are still the best-dressed.
Francoise Gilot
There’s a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don’t stay there too long – I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that.
The 1994 elections that brought Newt Gingrich to power in the House decisively shaped the remaining years of Bill Clinton‘s presidency, pushing him further to the right and bringing out his latent tendency to govern every day as if an election were being held the next.
I am very determined but I also have a tendency to be very stubborn. If I’m ever told I can’t do something I put my mind to or that I won‘t be able to accomplish, I automatically think of it is a dare that I won’t do it and it makes me that much more determined to get it accomplished.
For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided.
The tendency of our time is wholly oriented toward the secular. The efforts of the mystics will remain episodes. Despite a deepening of our conceptions of life, we will build no cathedrals.
When you have a film that’s acclaimed, there’s a tendency to go big or get serious or something, but I had an impulse to do the opposite.
I think, sometimes when we face problems and issues in our life, we have a tendency to really deny that a problem exists. Or sometimes we say, oh, it’ll go away, or we can handle it. It’s – you know, don’t worry. I’ve got it covered. And a lot of times, that’s not the case.
Hillbillies learn from an early age to deal with uncomfortable truths by avoiding them or by pretending better truths exist. This tendency might make for psychological resilience, but it also makes it hard for Appalachians to look at themselves honestly.
When you read the news, and you see all this bad stuff happening, there’s a tendency to lose faith in humanity. But I meet so many people who restore it and realize that, actually, 99 percent of people are great.
I am a central European with an English education and a deplorable tendency to constant self-analysis. I am irritable and have weak nerves.
Your thoughts greatly influence how you feel and behave. In fact, your inner monologue has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I live in a post-Christian world in Oxford; it is quite rare to meet somebody who is religious in academic life now, and there is absolutely no tendency for rioting and mayhem, and it is extremely civilised.
I learned from a young age that my tendency was to really choke the grip during a big moment. I’d tense up in my hands, which would then tighten my forearms, and I’d try to rip one as hard as I could.
I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material, so rewriting is hard for me. I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.
The overreach of the judiciary can be attributed to, one, the inability of the executive to deliver; and two, the tendency to issue judicial pronouncements for national good. The second element is dangerous because that’s the function of the government.
The world is full of people with different characters a

The world is full of people with different characters and temperaments. We all have a dark side, a tendency to manipulate, and aggressive desires. The most dangerous types are those who repress their desires or deny the existence of them, often acting them out in the most underhanded ways.
In a time of crisis, there is rational tendency to turn to the writer.
Formalized rules of manners were so great because they left no room for basic human haplessness. They allowed us to circumvent our natural boorish tendency to disregard the feelings of others.
You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people.
Jacques Verges
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
Marc Chagall
I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that.
Showing fear is like having comedic timing because I think actors have a tendency to go way over the top with it, and that sort of loses steam for what’s going on. The audience sees right through that and laughs at you, so it is something that I’m aware of.
The tendency among Democrats, especially after a devastating loss, is to come up with either a new individual to lead us, a new strategy, a new slogan.
A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.
I think your tendency when you play yourself is to accentuate something about you that you think is the funny thing about you.
I make no apologies in admitting that I take very seriously the dehumanizing dangers in our tendency in modern science to make man over into the image of the machine, into the image of the techniques by which we study him.
The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
Jane Addams
I read the papers, and I watch the news a lot. I watch ‘Dateline’ and ’48 Hours.’ And I think we have a tendency to become terrified of one another, thinking that there is a serial killer that is on either side of you.
So far I, at least, have no fault to find with implications of Hamilton‘s Federalism, but unfortunately his policy was in certain other respects tainted with a more doubtful tendency.
To discover and know has always been a deep tendency of our nature. Can we not recognize it already in caveman?
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
I have a tendency to drift toward action. Some of my favorite films are ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘The Fifth Element,’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ and ‘The Avengers.’
Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void.
Hervey Allen
A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.
Since childhood I’ve always had a tendency to lean towards melancholy. My sisters suffer from it too, so maybe it’s a genetic thing. But none of us has ever been on medication.
I’ve always had a tendency to be much more optimistic about people than I should be. I’d like to be a little shrewder.
Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual, is viewed with suspicion. We acquired this tendency, of course, from America, and we must resist it: levelling, and imitation of what others are already doing.
A tendency to focus on art over business has meant that too many designers have failed to make the most of their critical acclaim.
My tendency is to be quiet and to stay focused and in character. Not the entire time, but certainly to stay focused while I’m on set.
It’s a tough transition really for theater actors to adjust to television or film, and all of these years later, I still have a tendency to play it too big.
I have a tendency to overempathize with people, which gets me into tricky situations. I can get sucked in and feel like I need to get involved, which is sometimes helpful and sometimes not. It’s better to have more distance.
I think my writing has an old-fashioned feel to it for whatever reason. I’m just so influenced by the music that I listened to growing up, a lot of it out of the ’60s, so it has a natural tendency to feel like it’s from another era.
There is a tendency to attack some particular group of people and scapegoat them, but this is not the right attitude to cope with epidemics.
There is a tendency in the media to simplify me to the point that I am somehow a tough guy. I think there is a lot more to me.
A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I’m afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings.
Directors have a tendency to use their hands like orchestra conductors. They don’t realize that the actor is looking at their faces, anyway.
Alan J. Pakula
There's a tendency to locate the cliche of the 'strong

There’s a tendency to locate the cliche of the ‘strong woman‘ exclusively in the present day, as if those many women who endured such inconveniences as the Depression and the Second World War were porcelain compared to, say, Amy Schumer.
I found that traveling on my own created a different state of mind because when you travel with your partner or a friend there is an endless tendency to exchange information, feelings and associations.
As human beings we have a tendency when we like something to tie it up and make sure it’s there for a long time. I’ve been working on being able to let things go. I don’t think I ever want to buy property again.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.
Producers have a tendency to put you in a pigeonhole: ‘What does this white, middle-aged preppy know about 1960s Kingston?’
I have a tendency to run after people who are completely unattainable and uninterested and make a complete fool of myself.
Martha Wainwright
If there are challenges thrown across, then some interesting, innovative solutions are found. Without challenges, the tendency is to go on the same way.
I have a tendency toward the pleasures of the flesh. It’s a battle for me, as far as weight and things like that. But I’m curbing them because I want to continue to do comedy, and the two don’t mix. So I try to fight those demons.
I see tendencies, I see body language.
I wanted to try and trace the genuine origins of ‘Johnny‘ and how he so successfully staged this takeover of ‘Michael Pennington.’ ‘Johnny’ is a contradiction to who I am as a person. I’m not very good at confrontation, I have a tendency to internalise and to carry things around.
My tendencies are much more the Henry James thing, where we sit in silence at the table for three minutes, and our whole lives are changed because of a revelation that never quite happens but almost bubbles to the surface.
Power is a very peculiar thing. It’s like the ego. The ego’s only there to keep you above water. Once we realize something good about ourselves, we have a tendency to abuse the gift.
I don’t have sociopathic tendencies!
Emily VanCamp
One of my tendencies is to let the ball drift too far forward in my stance, and it’s something I’ve been working on with David Leadbetter.
There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.
No matter what you experience in life, it incorporates political tendencies, and in so many ways.
‘Balthazar’ is very much about the title hero having to choose between his past and his future. For the first time in a long time, he has a chance to be happy – with Skye. But he has this terrible tendency to set himself up for heartbreak, in part because he punishes himself for his past.
Claudia Gray
I definitely have a tendency to only see the blemishes of things, and see lots of things about my acting that I don’t like.
And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius, rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
Chauncey Wright
How can this full, perfect, just and supreme voice of the people, embodied in the Constitution, be brought to bear, habitually and steadily, in counteracting the fatal tendency of the government to the absolute and despotic control of the numerical majority?
I think these days, new artists have a tendency to try to cut corners.
I usually like to hide my vocals behind the music. I don’t like to hide them consciously, but I have a tendency to prefer the vocal at the same level as everything else and put lots of reverb on it.
The issues a president faces are not black and white, and cannot be boiled down into 140 characters. Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military at your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or the tendency to lash out.
There’s probably a tendency to view power… to be either based on size or the size and power of your economy. I think New Zealand‘s strength has always been using our voice on the issues that matter, and we’ve been consistent on it. There is power in that.
There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war.
They say TV has a tendency to diminish actors, and I think that’s probably true in the long run – it wears on ’em like bad dental work – but Cheech doesn’t show any of the signs of being damaged that way. And as a man, he’s fantastic.
Some of the roles that are challenging are more in theater and TV. In movies, there’s a tendency to cast actors in roles that have been successful for them. It has to pay for itself.
I’m constantly having to be vigilant with a depressive tendency, an addictive tendency.
When everyone is running the machine, and it’s all working, there’s a tendency to look at the short term and focus on incremental opportunities and not look ahead to the really big opportunities.
A lot of times guys have the tendency to try to kick it too hard or over-kick it. Just like a golf swing, the harder you try to hit it the less chance you have at it going straight.
It’s worth being suspicious of writers – or anyone! – who does that myth-making thing. There’s always a tendency to retrospectively impose structures on a life. Life as it’s lived has a far more complex shape.
The truth is everybody does it from time to time. Peopl

The truth is everybody does it from time to time. People dial telephone numbers and they get a wrong number only to find that they’ve read the last two digits backwards. Everybody does it, but dyslexics have this tendency to a higher degree.
I’ve yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine, and we have a tendency to treat them like that.
Michael Tolkin
In the ’70s, there was no shortage of people taking themselves too seriously, as ‘artistes,’ if you will. I think we all had a tendency to do that at some point in our career. So looking back on that, it’s fun to laugh at it.
I’d be the first to say that I’m a distant individual. I have a tendency to come across as being aloof and dismissive.
Kids have a tendency to switch off if their parents are multitasking.
I have this tendency to play these horrible, horrible characters.
Sasha Roiz
I’m really in the business of unifying these two tendencies that have been at odds in our human history for a very long time: the logical and the romantic.
The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
We’re telling the story of ‘Daredevil‘. In this aspect, the storylines accentuate the sociopathic tendencies in her. The writers wanted to highlight that Elektra is quite manipulative and doesn’t seem to have a conscience.
A lot of young drummers have a tendency to really overplay. Sometimes simple is better, and the notes that aren’t played between the spaces are bigger than the notes that are.
Political Islam’s parallel societies and radicalizing tendencies have no place in our country.
I learned how to be a learner. When you get in a job, the tendency is to say, ‘I’ve got to know it. I’ve got to give direction to others. I’m in this job because I’m better and smarter.’ I always took a different view, that the key was to identify the people who really knew and learn from them.
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
Benson Henderson is a guy that I fought before. He has two arms and two legs. He has certain patterns, mannerisms and tendencies that I know I can go out there and exploit.
I write funny. If I can make my wife laugh, I know I’m on the right track. But yes, I don’t like to get Maudlin. And I have a tendency towards it.
I have a tendency to often share the point of view of the conspiracy theory.
Early on… I did notice that a lot of people had the tendency to do their own story starting out. I felt like I was never interested in that, and I wanted to tell stories of people who are very different.
Positivism eliminates any kind of natural law principle – for example, that there are economic laws which can be transgressed only at your peril. With positivism, there is a tendency to leap into ad hoc economic theory.
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men’s nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
I think the market should reward banks that have been transparent in recognising their problems. I think the tendency of banks to hide the problem assets over a period of three or four years should not be allowed.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
Just when we most need to be clearheaded, in order to face the hard facts before us, there is all too frequently a very real inclination to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
Secret ops by secret forces have a nasty tendency to produce unintended, unforeseen, and completely disastrous consequences. New Yorkers will remember well the end result of clandestine U.S. support for Islamic militants against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan during the 1980s: 9/11.
One of the problems I have with a lot of movies these days is that everything is too well lit. In the world of digital creations there is a tendency to show too much.
In any bureaucracy, there’s a natural tendency to let the system become an excuse for inaction.
I love period drama as much as the next person, but there’s a tendency to let all of the costume get in the way of the people.
I think there is some resistance when people talk about ethical fashion, and a tendency to panic that if you’re bringing a moral agenda and highlighting the origins of the garments, you can’t incorporate style. But there’s no reason why style and conscience can’t co-exist.
I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices based on limited information.
Paul D. Boyer
High testosterone levels have been proven to make men more likely to commit crimes. The tendency in men toward risky behaviour keeps turning up even where socialization is different, and so does crime and delinquency.
The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.
William Cobbett
Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
If a man made himself an expert in any particular branch of human activity, there would result the strong tendency that a peculiar aptitude towards the same branch would be found among some of his descendants.
Sidney Lanier
What has destroyed every previous civilization has been

What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
Henry George
I love the tones of browns and grays – I love more neutral tones. That’s why I like going to the desert and working in the desert. I find that green trees and things like that have a tendency to lock us into a certain way of seeing.
I try to see what the priorities are and not get terribly fussed about things that don’t matter. Not be swept away by feelings and emotions, which is my tendency.
Penelope Tree
Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
Our minds have a tendency to wander. To duck and feint and keep us at a slight remove from the moment at hand.
Weight-bearing exercise builds bone density, builds your muscular strength so that you can hold your body up where those bones have a tendency to get weak.
If I’m within reach and can be helpful, I have a tendency to say ‘Yes.’ It’s hard to say ‘No.’
The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.
Matching your hat to your shoe to your bag, or your necklace to your earrings, has a tendency to look dated. Mixing up your accessories adds interest to an outfit, and can make you look much more modern and polished.
Worrying won’t prevent the worst outcome. I’ve learned to live in the moment, which is not my natural tendency. I’ve always thought that if I worried about something enough, it wouldn’t happen. I forgot to worry about Parkinson‘s.
Tracy Pollan
When facing terrorism, especially in the wake of awful events, there is a tendency to despair, to see in the battle a problem without a solution.
Rich Cohen
Every leader has the responsibility to hone his or her integrity. Many times, there are integrity traps that have a tendency to catch well-meaning leaders off guard.
American prides itself on being centrist, on not having the European tendency of flirting with extremist groups.
I think that there’s been an unfortunate tendency for right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions. They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations, which are nevertheless taken very seriously.
Juan Cole
My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others’ negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.
In a way, I’m always trying to do something I’m not qualified to do. So I feel that lack of qualification. And I’m scared. And I have a tendency to think things may not/probably won’t work out. That’s my basic mindset.
We are for abstinence, not prohibition. Prohibition leads to many socio-legal problems. Wherever liquor has been prohibited, there is a tendency to consume through illegal means.
Grownups have a tendency to talk themselves out of things, saying it will never work, but kids are fabulously optimistic.
Catherine Ryan Hyde
I’m born and raised in the Northeast. My parents are Irish immigrants. So our tendency is to shy away from the big yellow ball that comes up in the sky every once in a while.
The funniest things just come from honesty. We have a tendency to see female characters as representative of something larger than what they are, when male characters are just characters.
I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts – the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
I think there’s a tendency with actor/directors to imagine themselves playing every part and trying to get people to follow their rhythm, their tempo, their pace. I’ve learned now to just love being at the center of this creative swirl.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
America has a tendency to chip away at you if you’ve been a success for a long time, whereas in Europe, they put you on a pedestal.
There’s a tendency when we write history to do it with the power of hindsight and then assume almost god-like knowledge that nobody living through history has.
The press these days should be rather careful about its role. We may have acquired some tendencies about over-involvement that we had better overcome.
The Arab spring confirmed that peaceful change is possible and so reinforced the vision of political Islam. The impact of this went beyond the Brotherhood to include the Salafist tendency in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya that had questioned the democratic path.
We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive. We’re always on the side of the animal being chased.
We have a tendency to sugar coat the Civil Rights movement by showing arm in arm and everyone singing ‘Kumbaya’. We don’t really always show the resistance from the government, the resistance from the status quo, from the majority to silence the movement.
There’s a tendency to dismiss anything having to do with love and intimacy in medicine because it’s hard to measure.
When a poll is really, really out of whack with what I

When a poll is really, really out of whack with what I want to happen, I do have a tendency to disregard it.
My short stature may have something to do with my tendency to shout when enraged. How else is anyone going to hear me way down here?
When we revel in hindsight, we have a tendency to embellish. We weave romantic and poetic fibres into the gaps in our memory.
When we dwell on the enormity of the Second World War and its victims, we try to absorb all those statistics of national and ethnic tragedy. But, as a result, there is a tendency to overlook the way the war changed even the survivors‘ lives in ways impossible to predict.
The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.
Let’s just say that I have a tendency if I am uncomfortable in a situation to speak my mind.
What it comes down to is, Kiss has always been a beast that has this tendency to run wild, and it needs attention and nurturing. If people are always running off and doing other projects, which has been the case, somebody has to be there for stability.
Often, we are quick to find blame with others but yet are unable to give constructive responses. There seems to be a tendency to doubt almost everything. Do we not have faith in our own people’s strengths and in our institutions? Can we afford distrust amongst ourselves?
I am very troubled by the tendency to define introverts by what they lack. Introversion is a preference, not a fallback plan.
I have a tendency to feel a bit embarrassed when approached, but it’s such a thrill to know that you did something that people enjoyed so much. It’s an even bigger thrill when they talk to you about ideas that you worked so hard to get in there, and they single them out as reasons they enjoyed it so much.
I may have grown cynical from long service, but this is a tendency I do not like, and I sometimes think I’d rather be a dog and bay at the moon than stay in the Senate another six years and listen to it.
John Sharp Williams
I sometimes wonder, the tendency for anybody, especially when you’re with friends and you’re in the trenches, is to laugh at the stuff that you interpret as ridiculous or silly, and to grouch about the things that you interpret as not being good. That to me isn’t morale, that’s just like getting through the day.
I am incredibly bad at predicting the future; I am only smart enough to observe the present and listen to my intuition about tendencies.
That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that’s what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for yourself. I think we have the tendency to always want to live someone else’s life.
Unfortunately, in the entertainment field, sometimes you start believing your celebrity. You have a strong tendency to drift from the Lord, which I did. I did drift for a number of years.
Back in the day I had a tendency to fall in love with people who were very challenging to be in a relationship with. But truth was I just loved the fire and the drama.
There is a tendency to presume autobiography in fiction by women or minorities. Guys named Jonathan write universal stories, while there’s this sense that everyone else is just fictionalizing their own small experiences.
When it’s a rapper‘s album or a singer‘s album, there’s a tendency to want a text-based or theme-based narrative.
If there is something to worry about, my mind has a tendency to worry about it. That can cut two ways. It can really keep you on the ball, but if you worry about every little thing, it’s not a good use of time and energy.
Women are more complicated communicators than men, who have a tendency to pronounce and bloviate, and that makes for better writing in talky work.
John Allison
Our human tendency is to be impatient with the person who cannot see the truth that is so plain to us. We must be careful that our impatience is not interpreted as condemnation or rejection.
After so many books and so many years of writing, I have a good idea of my strengths and weaknesses. I love the process of writing and, if I allowed myself, I would write far too much every day. One weakness which I’ve struggled to overcome is my tendency to having my characters ruminate for pages.
If someone has an ability to impress an audience there’s a tendency to be tempted into doing just that.
Man could not stay there forever. He was bound to spread to new regions, partly because of his innate migratory tendency and partly because of Nature’s stern urgency.
I’ve been misquoted a lot, and there’s this tendency for people to put on to you how they think you should be or what they think you should feel.
Ironically, tendency to ignore inconvenient facts and unwelcome evidence is actually President Reagan‘s true legacy, as I noted in ‘The Nation’ back in 2000, before the current right-wing mania for President Reagan gained its full force.
No government can be strong and flourishing while the national character is weak and degraded. A government must flourish and decay with its subjects; and, when a prince makes a law or performs an action which has a tendency to injure the character or prosperity of the nation, he injures himself.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
I’m not a big fan of options, to be honest. The more options that I have, the less time that I spend actually completing things… ultimately, I think, if you have endless choices, I mean, the tendency to just choose endlessly is there, and that doesn’t do anything for anybody, really.
I have a tendency to catastrophise and doing something that you have control over is an escape from that.
Man’s striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems.
I think that there’s a tendency for actors who play strong women to have them take on all the worst characteristics of men, to become cold and detached and hardened.
It's harder to score well in a slow round. The tendency

It’s harder to score well in a slow round. The tendency is to overthink shots while you’re waiting and become mentally exhausted. Instead, chat with your playing partners about anything but golf. Concentrate on each shot for no more than a minute. You’ll stay fresh.
As the First World War made painfully clear, when politicians and generals lead nations into war, they almost invariably assume swift victory, and have a remarkably enduring tendency not to foresee problems that, in hindsight, seem obvious.
Adam Hochschild
In midlife, I feel that my tendency to acquire books is rather like someone smoking two packs a day: it’s a terrible vice that I wish I could shuck.
I think the Baby Boom does have a tendency to get its nose in everything. The Greatest Generation had a better tendency to leave people alone. Of course, they also had a better tendency to hate everybody’s guts.
I think after orbiting for a while and looking at the surface, I think the natural tendency is to want to experience it, to go down there and touch it. I started thinking about the Apollo astronauts who orbited the moon and didn’t land – that must have been agonizing!
There is in each of us a stream of tendency, whether you choose to call it philosophy or not, which gives coherence and direction to thought and action. Judges cannot escape that current any more than other mortals.
There is a tendency to try to dumb everything down and turn everything into a one-paragraph press release or even less, just a slogan.
Gamers have this tendency to turn games into mathematical equations, breaking them into lists of components like ‘presentation‘ and ‘mechanics‘ and judging each one on its own merits.
One thing that we have found over the years is that video games themselves are a thing that have a tendency to be difficult for them to break out of a particular segment, or a particular group, or a particular group of people with particular interests.
The real problem is that there’s a tendency to associate ageing with loss and decline and things that aren’t desirable. But experiencing all that there is to experience in life – whether that’s at the age of ten or thirty or fifty or eighty – is what life is all about.
Branding music as ‘for the youth’ is only an escapist tendency. Preference in music is only about restrictions of the mind.
Wagner is contrapuntal in a philosophical way as well as a musical way. What I mean by that is that every tendency has its opposite, and you see that in the man himself. He’s a metaphysical hermaphrodite – he embraces hard and soft, masculine and feminine.
I’m not very sympathetic to the tendency to bring art to the people.
People have a tendency – you let your ego get in the way of the big moments.
I think a lot of times there is a tendency in Washington to make rules because of something that was adverse or fraud or something like that. And we make a lot of rules and end up hurting a lot of innocent people that are trying to start up their companies.
Brad Wenstrup
My tendency is to be very experimental.
We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people.
I cannot stand dishonesty among people, the tendency to prevaricate.
While I agree that embracing vibrancy and joy is an essential bulwark against the left’s tendency towards energy-sapping endless meetings, pop culture alone won’t save us from racism.
It’s always difficult to know if a song needs more than piano, and I worry about my tendency to go in a sparse direction.
While nobody has identified any gene for religion, there are certainly some candidate genes that may influence human personality and confer a tendency to religious feelings. Some of the genes likely to be involved are those which control levels of different chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain.
The tendency of experts is to fiddle around with their expertise rather than trying to find new solutions.
I often tell people who want to write historical fiction: don’t read all that much about the period you’re writing about; read things from the period that you’re writing about. There’s a tendency to stoke up on a lot of biography and a lot of history, and not to actually get back to the original sources.
A tendency to make metaphorical connections is an occupational hazard for those of us who write.
What unites Sanders, McCarthy, McGovern and Reagan is the unmistakable clarity of their moral convictions, their tendency to outrage, and their insistence that the United States needs to embark on a whole new path.
Some people say to me, ‘You don’t sound very Irish.’ It’s because I have this tendency to iron out my accent: not because I’m ashamed of it but because it makes my life easier if I don’t keep having to repeat myself.
When it is about technology, there is this tendency to just reject all criticism as being anti-technological and anti-modern. I think this is very unhealthy.
Anything salty and crunch is a world of perfection to me. Put chips in front of me, and I will eat to the bottom of the bag. Because I have the tendency to do this, I found these amazing Eden Brown Rice Chips. They’re the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and there’s nothing in them.
Money has come to play a very bad role in the ANC; people’s votes are bought, and patronage has become the order of the day. All those deviant tendencies need to be curbed.
My mouth has a tendency to get me into trouble, but because I’m so small and I take on people who are lager than me. If someone punched me, I’d get my drummer beat them up.
Brian Molko
I’m not the most detailed writer. I have a tendency to be more action-oriented vs. descriptive.
The story of Noah, like other stories in the first 11 c

The story of Noah, like other stories in the first 11 chapters of Genesis, are archetypal. Noah’s story tells us that human beings have an inherent tendency towards violence both towards their fellow human beings and towards the creation itself. The story tells us that this violence grieves God.
When anything goes digital, let alone something as immaterial as a book, there is a tendency to see it as just in the air to be taken, and to lose the sense that somebody once made it.
Honestly, I have a tendency to date dorks. Which means that a lot of times, I date guys that no one else would deem to be a hunk.
My tutors at drama school commended and criticised my use of comedy in my acting for a long time at drama school. They said I had a tendency to somehow perform the most tragic of scenes in a slightly flippant way.
John Bradley-West
I have a tendency to campaign positively and campaign on issues, not try to tear someone else down.
In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
Time moves too slowly for me to notice any evolution in my creative tendencies.
We have the tendency to condemn what we don’t understand.
Mercedes Ruehl
I have a tendency to freak myself out.
I started doing radio pieces with no clear, preconceived idea, except that I have a tendency to be theatrical.
Now Speaker Gingrich says interesting and insightful things. He can explain them well. On many occasions he also says outrageous things that come from nowhere and he has a tendency to say them at exactly the time when they most undermine the conservative agenda.
After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City, people, particularly New Yorkers, who breathed in the ash, or saw the results of that, have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it.
We humans have a tendency to see ourselves as completely different from other animals, and the way in which large segments of the public continue to reject the theory of evolution is just one symptom of that malaise.
But it’s been a learning experience; learning the NBA, learning the travel schedule and certain coaches, their styles, what they like to run out of timeouts, personnel, tendencies.
From the Olympian heights of an executive suite, in an atmosphere where your success is judged by the extent to which you can maximise profits, the overwhelming tendency must be to see people as units of production, as indices in your accountants‘ books.
Jimmy Reid
There is a tendency of people to try to make you believe only a few people are smart. As a brain surgeon, I know better than that.
Ms. Rice was a bad national security adviser and a bad secretary of state. She was on the wrong side of some of the administration‘s biggest internal policy fights. She had a tendency to flip-flop when it came to the president’s core priorities, and her political misjudgment more than once cost Mr. Bush dearly.
Whatever the reason for any one individual’s tendency to gain weight, the only way to lose the weight is to eat less and exercise more.
We are fighting the BJP and the Congress at both the state and national levels. People know them to be two sides of the same coin. However, our primary goal is to defeat the BJP as it is led by the RSS, and they exhibit fascist tendencies.
I liked the more sophisticated urban style of blues like Ray Charles and B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Lou Rawls; people like that with more of a tendency toward jazz.
The divine wisdom which requires a division of labor has sown different abilities and tendencies in human nature and has enabled human beings to carry out the duty of establishing sciences and developing technology. The fulfillment of this duty is obligatory upon humanity as a whole, though not on every individual.
Usually, when you’re working or you’re on set, everything is very guarded. At parties, people have a tendency to relax.
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
People live in their part of the Union, and if they don’t travel a lot, then there is a tendency to believe that the other parts of America couldn’t possibly be as American as their part. You can see it in the way people in the South scrunch up their faces when they hear words like ‘New York,’ ‘Chicago,’ and ‘challah.’
We have ground for believing that a noble form of socialism existed among the prehistoric and primitive people on this planet, the people that broke into restless groups after the ancient Deluge and went wandering over the globe. For we find a socialist tendency in all the barbaric tribes of earth.
I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don’t generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I’m starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.
I have a tendency as an actress in general to ground my characters. Even when doing outlandish characters, that’s my instinct.
Kate Burton
With a woman around, there’s a tendency to eliminate vulgarity and profanity and create a more businesslike attitude.
I grew up as a step-kid, always a little outside, always trying hard to follow and fit in. But over time, I’ve come to feel that my tendency toward self-erasure is a deep and real part of me. I think I’d be this way no matter how I grew up.
I wouldn’t tell anyone to study werewolves – I studied wolves, how they moved, their tendencies and sensibilities.
A guy like Darrelle Revis has been in the NFL a long time. They study tendencies. They know what you’re doing from the way you line up. When you run a route, you almost have to be perfect at it. You can’t slip. Timing has to be perfect with the quarterback going against a smart guy like him.
We all want to be carried away to a whole other world and have romantic tendencies about escaping to an exotic place and being swept off our feet.
Lotte Verbeek
I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a scr

I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite.
Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.
Humans have a lot of pro-social tendencies.
I think there’s a tendency to think geeks and nerds are just sweet guys that were picked on, but that hasn’t been my experience. I’m certainly not like that, in a lot of ways.
Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of individuals and communities working to rebuild.
Jews have a tendency to become comedians.
Sacha Baron Cohen
I want to say that I really appreciate that readers are willing to work with my tendency to write in several different genres and for different age groups.
Melissa Marr
I think my tendency when working is to try and find what’s lacking in my current project and then tackle that in whatever I do next.
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
Bob Wells
I was drawn to painting and filmmaking because I was interested in communicating visually, which spills over into my tendencies as a writer.
We are all vulnerable to the tendency to overestimate the likelihood of vivid, cognitively available risks rather than statistically likelier, but less salient, risks.
There’s a big tendency to gravitate toward a closed and proprietary approach too easily.
Something theoretical in the past may become evident and established in the present or in the future. It is a self-evident fact that creation has an innate tendency towards perfection, and it is through this that creation is bound to the law of development or gradual perfection.
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
There are a lot of Swedes in Hollywood in general. We have a tendency to know each other and help each other out.
I was born into hip hop and reggae, and then I started listening to more hardcore and punk bands like Bad Brains and the Suicidal Tendencies; they opened up a whole new world for me. They had something to say, and I could relate to them.
There’s a tendency to still show women as being one way or the other – you’re either soft and shy or you’re really ballsy and funny, but I think that we’re everything.
There is a tendency to over-exaggerate and over-romanticise the place of a writer in a revolution. That bothers me. I think it’s inappropriate.
Dodd-Frank is an important statute, but often when the government believes it’s handling a particularly important issue, there can be a tendency to overreach.
Homicide through gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African American males in the United States. If people look a certain way, they have a higher tendency of dying, of having their lives taken away.
There is a strong tendency to get used to and accept very bad things that would be shocking if seen with fresh eyes.
We really need to stop the imperialist tendencies of countries like the United States and Great Britain.
When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To think about how criticism is a poor reflection on the one who criticizes.
Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
Adam Sedgwick
When you write and make music, there’s a tendency to save stuff… to be cagey, to be savvy.
I’ve realized that my… let me call it ‘destiny‘ or some force that has pushed me to identify looking for your comfort zone as a kind of limitation. And everybody has a tendency to fall into the comfort zone. I did that in the early stage of my career.
Irrfan Khan
If it had remained always my band, my natural tendency would have been to get more complex and arrange things more and more. That wouldn’t necessarily be good for Eddie, or anyone else in the band.
I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience.
Usually, people have a tendency to be caught in the worries concerning the future or in the regret concerning the past. There is some kind of energy that is pushing them to run, and they are not able to establish themselves in the present moment.
The truth is women have a tendency to say ‘yes’ even when we’re at tipping point. The challenge is saying ‘enough’.
I've always had a tendency to keep an emergency exit in

I’ve always had a tendency to keep an emergency exit in a song. I can’t remember ever writing a song that is completely and thoroughly depressing; there’s always been a way out somehow. A sense of hope in song, regardless of the subject matter.
I try not to have actors in mind when I write because the tendency then is to be influenced by either their last performance or your favourite of their performances.
Do not deprive someone of his livelihood. This is a sinful tendency.
In order to feel loved, be respected and stay connected, we humans have a tendency to lie. We lie about who we are, what we want, what we need, what we have done or will do. Perhaps ‘lie’ is too strong a word. Let me say that what we do is withhold the truth.
When you have kids, there’s a tendency to put the marriage stew on the back burner and give it a quick stir now and then. But it’s important to remember why you had children with this person.
Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP.
Wars without military objectives have a tendency to go on forever.
I think the game has grown so much and I was definitely there a lot. I’d say more so less the style of play, but more knowing individual players and their tendencies and knowing which players are going to be key threats for them.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
Lydia M. Child
I think the BJP is a joke. It is a party of semi-literates and has fascist tendencies. Such a party can never have real roots in India because Hinduism is the antithesis of fascism.
Your tendency to be inward-directed or outward-directed is huge; it governs every part of the way you live and work and love.
Donald Trump, in my judgment, would make a perilous world even more dangerous. I worry that his tendency to lash out and his ill-informed comments would cause dangerous events to escalate and possibly spin out of control at a time when our world is beset with conflicts.
Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses.
I get along with Democrats really well, and I think that’s something that’s unreported. I think it’s partly my libertarian tendencies.
Raul Labrador
There is a tendency for the New Gods to work best as guest stars.
There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it’s about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people.
Modern media has a real tendency to focus on the divisions rather than the commonalities.
All of us, and particularly young people, have a tendency to view ourselves and our natures as static: you’ll choose to do something for a few years, and you’ll still be the same you.
The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause.
When you’re working in crisis situations, people have a tendency – particularly the media – to stake out your house.
The media has a tendency of manipulating things to show in their favor.
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
I’ve found that if I tell somebody ‘Eat this and don’t do that,’ it’s not only not helpful, it’s counterproductive because even more than being healthy, we want to feel free and in control, and as soon as somebody tells us to do something, there’s a tendency to do just the opposite.
I sing in full voice in the car and have a tendency to harmonize badly.
If history starts as a guest list, it has a tendency to end like the memory of a drunken party: misheard, blurred, fragmentary.
Sarah Churchwell
The educator should do anything but advise the child to do what everybody does. He should rather rejoice when he sees in the child tendencies to deviation.
It’s tricky, performing the show live. Because when you’re in a big auditorium, in front of 700 people, the natural tendency is to want to talk louder. You want to project.
Yeah, there’s a tendency to get pigeonholed in Hollywood.
What is driving the tendency to discount Joseph Smith’s revelations is not that they seem less reasonable than those of Moses; it is that the book containing them is so new. When it comes to prophecy, antiquity breeds authenticity. Events in the distant past, we tend to think, occurred in sacred, mythic time.
The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
The partial exception to our London-centric state insti

The partial exception to our London-centric state institutions is the monarchy, which has always had peripatetic tendencies.
I’m a think gamer with twitch tendencies.
I do say no to lots of things, actually! I know it doesn’t look like it. But I have a tendency to a) be rubbish at saying no, and b) be pushed by some kind of Protestant work ethic.
I have a tendency to overcut my movies.
I don’t think that my work is very moralistic – at least, I try to avoid that. I grew up with that sermonising tendency, and I don’t think visual work operates like that.
I’m very proud of my records, but my most natural creative tendencies have been in live performing. There’s a beautiful element to recording and making records, but I’ve always felt a little shy with it.
Langhorne Slim
I’m a quasi-only child. With my brother and sister, I’ve more of a tendency to be semi-maternal. So, yes, I spent a lot of time talking to myself – I had this big dressing-up box and would just dress up as lots of characters and talk back to myself… Verging on schizophrenia, I suppose, if you analyse it carefully.
No writer must be measured by a word or paragraph. He is to be measured by his work – by the tendency, not of one line, but by the tendency of all.
Perhaps the best thing about biographies is that they enable us to slip the strictures of time and provide a bracing corrective to our tendency to see everything in the dark glass of our own era, with all its blind spots, motes, beams, and distortions.
To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
If people tell you it’s impossible, it’s an even better reason to want to do it. People have a tendency to see the problem rather than the final result. If you treat the problems as possibilities, life will start to dance with you in the most amazing ways.
Martin Villeneuve
I suppose I prefer kind of epic dramas like, oh, I don’t know… ‘Lawrence Of Arabia‘ or ‘Apocalypse Now’; those are the movies that I have a tendency to be most fond of.
I believe that dialogue is the key to breaking through our tendency to separate and isolate. Dialogue changes isolation and loneliness into connection and interdependence. This, I believe, is the essence of Buddhism.
Vinessa Shaw
We do things like a curry in a pressure cooker in 12 minutes. When you’re on a diet you’re hungry so you have a tendency to pick. So hopefully, if you can cook a meal quickly, you won’t reach for the crisps.
I think there is a tendency in science to measure what is measurable and to decide that what you cannot measure must be uninteresting.
Donald Norman
The tendency of people skirting 30s and 40s is to feel lethargic or weak. But trust me, most of it is in your head. If you keep pushing and challenging yourself, your body will not betray your will.
I absolutely insist upon adequate rehearsal time – particularly for the pieces that orchestras know best. Because there, the tendency is not to take them apart – rediscover them – and you must.
There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
Deep in the human nature, there is an almost irresistible tendency to concentrate physical and mental energy on attempts at solving problems that seem to be unsolvable. Indeed, for some kinds of active people, only the seemingly unsolvable problems can arouse their interest.
Ragnar Frisch
My toughest opponent is me. My mind has a tendency to wander during bouts. I tend to focus on things other than the bout. I have to work at staying motivated, getting my head right.
If you find yourself annoyed at his lazy tendencies early on, be wary – because that’s one trait of his that won’t magically change when he gets a better job or finally joins that gym.
Earlier in my life, I had a tendency toward depression.
There’s a tendency, guys get really excited and go through practice, and they want to stay for an extra hour after and do these workouts. What you should be doing is getting in the cold tub or getting your corrective exercises in with your strength coach, little things like that which can help you in the long run.
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.
Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people’s tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species.
J. Philippe Rushton
My tendency has always been to lean more conservative, for sure.
Of my old tendency to overdo the dedication and deface the title page with florid compliments and obscure quotes which the recipient cannot read, I will say only that I learnt my lesson when I had to shell out with my own money for a hardback I’d vandalised and now limit myself to ‘Good wishes.’
We have a tendency in Quebec – and I include myself in this – to describe ourselves using the past. We’re always nostalgic.
There is a tendency to want to treat blacks as a monolithic socioeconomic group.
William Julius Wilson
An inborn tendency toward science turning it into a lifelong commitment.
Bruno Rossi
I’ve always been extremely physical. I was a gymnast for 15 years, and then I was a dancer for nine, so I was kind of looking for these parts. But we have a tendency in Denmark not to do many action films.
The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking abo

The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking about a thing when it is no longer doubtful is the cause of half their errors.
I am told that the clinical definition of insanity is the tendency to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.
Stephen F. Lynch
A long time ago, I became aware that many of us have a tendency to lump nature into simplistic categories, such as what we consider beautiful or ugly, important or unimportant. As human a thing as that is to do, I think it often leads us to misunderstand the respective roles of life forms and their interconnectedness.
In every generation, there’s a strong tendency for everyone to think like everyone else.
Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing, but the inexorable succession of generations requires that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
Unlike us, machines do not have a ‘nature’ consistent across vast reaches of time. They are, at least to begin with, whatever we set in motion – with an inbuilt tendency towards the exponential.
When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had gone much more into the service of a political tendency in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement.
There is no stopping the world’s tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.
Van Wyck Brooks
I kind of realize that I have a tendency to choose the kind of films I watched when I was a kid and would go home and pretend with my friends that we were in those movies after we saw them.
Nature is filled with tendencies and obstructions. Extremes beget limitations, even as a river by its own swiftness creates obstructions for itself.
I have a tendency to pick up my own challenges. The more difficult something it is, the more I want to try it.
Judaism will be enmeshed in pride and shame for as long as it endures. But to endure as a country, Israel must shun both these tendencies.
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
Ludwig von Mises
Big Show has a lot of monster tendencies.
I think there’s a tendency with some women especially to internalize and think, ‘I have to be perfect at everything before I’m going to put myself out there.’ We’ve got to change that mindset. And I think it starts with confidence.
People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.
And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
The first place I gain weight is in my rear end. I love my butt, but I have a tendency to get saddlebags there, so I need to watch it.
Since I was in the youth team I would love to dribble past opponents with a dummy. That tendency got even stronger under Giampiero Ventura at Bari, as we never threw the ball away.
The tendency is to think if you are a professional woman, it’s because you’ve turned your back on the traditional side. The tendency is not to recognize that we can excel as professionals without giving up our identity of being mother, wife and homemaker.
I’ve always had the kinds of careers that have a tendency to go home with you.
In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction, but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient.
Henry Charles Carey
As humans, we have the tendency to call on God only when we think that we’re in dire straits as opposed to cultivating a real relationship with Him every day. And that’s what my music tries to convey to all the listeners – try to cultivate it every day.
I have a tendency to postpone starting a piece until it’s kicked around in my head a little bit.
Steven Stucky
Let’s cooperate and challenge the administration to cooperate with us because within the administration there are also moderates and people who are not fully comfortable with the tendencies that have prevailed in recent times.
There is always a dream, for me, in the locker room before matches as well during the day. If you have a strong mind, a strong tendency to keep you strong, I think your dream is coming.
Less really is more. It’s a tendency of beginning writers to want to prove what they’re talking about by going too far with description. I think you’ve got to keep it short, crisp and clean.
There’s an interesting trend that occurs in times of mounting pressure and high uncertainty, which is that it’s a natural human tendency to seek out people that agree with us, that are similar to us because it’s a source of comfort in a world that’s so rapidly changing.
John Hagel III
The world is so caught up in the ‘American Idolidealistic sort of tendency in regards to just thinking that this whole thing is what everybody wants, but it doesn’t help you make a better record.
We have seen a tendency for cars running the f-duct to use higher downforce levels than normal, because they can stall the rear wing and still generate good top speed.
I think there’s been a tendency to place me in what has been characterised as the ‘moral centre‘ of the film. In films like ‘The Ice Storm‘ and ‘The Crucible‘ and ‘Nixon,’ that’s the sort of the persona that emerged.
Human nature is not amenable to prediction based on the

Human nature is not amenable to prediction based on the trends or tendencies prevailing at the time. It is amenable to startling creativity of the kind practiced by great artists, directors, writers, musicians, actors, who know how to touch a chord in humans everywhere.
In all Games, there is always a tendency, particularly in the lead up to the Games when there isn’t much sport to talk about, to write about things that are not sport.
I have a tendency to judge everything in its relationship to me instead of the value it has in God’s eyes. I cannot judge everything solely on its good or bad effect on me.
By sincerity, a man gains physical, mental and linguistic straightforwardness, and harmonious tendency; that is, congruence of speech and action.
There’s too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will.
In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening.
I think that usually the risk in trying to write children in fiction is the tendency to make them too cute or something.
Kent Haruf
I hold religious tendencies, but I’m not devout by any means.
I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.
There’s a powerful tendency to overcomplicate the whole notion of leadership.
In this country protection has always, to some extent, existed; but at some times it has been efficient, and at others not; and our tendency toward freedom or slavery has always been in the direct ratio of its efficiency or inefficiency.
Henry Charles Carey
The only problem I’ve had with my Vox wah is its tendency to move around on the floor. So now it sits on a rubber mat that says in big letters, ‘Kirk’s Wah-Wah Rug.’
I can remember when I was 24, and I broke up with my first serious girlfriend for the first time. She was a very nice person, but she had a little bit of a tendency toward melodrama… Her response was to take the key to my apartment off of her key chain and hand it back to me.
Things have a tendency in the film business to fall apart more often than they come together.
We all like to look good. However, this basic human desire can often get in the way of our listening and our speaking. This tendency often evinces itself in two simple words: ‘I know.’ But if I know everything, what can I learn? Absolutely nothing.
I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.
It’s well known that many girls have a tendency to dumb down when they’re in middle school.
I have a tendency to dip my foot in self-destructive behavior.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
For me, one of the major reasons to move beyond just the planting of trees was that I have tendency to look at the causes of a problem. We often preoccupy ourselves with the symptoms, whereas if we went to the root cause of the problems, we would be able to overcome the problems once and for all.
To those who don’t want the truth about Kennedy‘s assassination to become known, the very repetition of a charge lends it a certain credibility, since people have a tendency to believe that where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Jim Garrison
People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.
I think there’s a danger, for me at least, in retreating and going inward and depression. I have to stay diligent against that tendency.
On the pro-vaccine side – and not everyone does this, but I saw it enough for it to make me really uncomfortable – is a tendency to accuse people who are wary of vaccination of being stupid and not understanding science.
My tendency to idealize Western civilization arises from my nationalistic desire to use the West in order to reform China. But this has led me to overlook the flaws of Western culture.
It really annoys me that I’m vain, but unfortunately, I haven‘t been able to discard that tendency.
With epic fantasy, there is a tendency for it to be quintessentially conservative in that its job is to restore what is perceived to be out of whack.
Human decision-making is complex. On our own, our tendency to yield to short-term temptations, and even to addictions, may be too strong for our rational, long-term planning.
There’s a tendency for people to think that celebrities do whatever they want, spend whatever they want, and it’s completely out of control. While some of that may be true, I’ve never met a celebrity who threw caution to the wind and thought they could do anything. That’s not the thought process.
I think there’s a tendency, and it’s an understandable tendency, to imagine that China makes decisions out of a grand strategy. The reality is that I think China today is operating, most of all, based on its domestic needs.
People have a tendency to do that – to go the polar opposite of what they’ve done before if they’ve felt like they’ve done something wrong.
Bob Morley
I have a tendency to coddle my sons because I want to k

I have a tendency to coddle my sons because I want to keep them safe, but I also want them to be strong and independent and curious and bold, and I worry that my coddling is going to have exactly the opposite effect.
Unfortunately, we have a tendency to see figures from the past as caricatures – either all good or all bad – when the truth is always much more complex.
The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything.
Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it.
I mean it’s always good to document your history. ‘Cos for some strange reason black history has a tendency of getting lost. So I think it’s beautiful to have the ability to document it.
I actually have a weird tendency to say things to people that they were just about to say. I always freak my best friend out with that. So I might have a bit of psychic power.
Lauren Lee Smith
If I can’t do something and excel at it and do it well, I have a tendency to give up on it really easy.
Y2K is showing everyone what technical people have been dealing with for years: the complex, muddled, bug-bitten systems we all depend on, and their nasty tendency toward the occasional disaster.
With animation, because you can draw anything and do anything and have the characters do whatever you want, the tendency is to be very loose with the boundaries and the rules.
There’s a tendency to make more money at concerts. That’s from a financial standpoint. Night clubs have a better feel, better contact between the artist and the audience.
Certainly, there is a tendency to lump women who write similar types of books together, and it’s not just in crime, is it? Women’s fiction is supposedly a whole genre of itself. There’s no male equivalent.
We have a tendency to think of war as this quasi-mystical thing, and that interpretation flattens the experience – by using different perspectives, I wanted to open a place for readers to compare and contrast, to make judgments, to engage.
There’s this tendency to be held in great esteem if you are judgmental. A sort of moral policing, being opinionated. What right has one to act like judges? What right has one to police another?
I was brought up to express myself only when asked to express myself, and then to do so in a way that’s pleasing to hear. But I’ve always had a need to make my presence known. I was just sort of born that way, I guess. It’s my natural tendency.
I’ve made my most horrible inhuman tendencies work for me.
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
There’s a tendency in this Hollywood machinery to take on too much. You end up not being able to give everything you want.
I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil tendencies of my character, but such as it is it shines upon my countenance, and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist.
If one artist sells five million albums, the tendency is for other artists to say, ‘Maybe I should do a little of that, too.’ That can be tough to resist.
There’s a tendency in many politicians to become inward-looking, more protectionist, more nationalistic and more defensive, in the bad sense of the word.
There is a tendency for writers to be most exciting by whatever they just wrote. Sometimes that excitement is warranted. Sometimes on further listen it’s not as good as something they did a couple of years ago, but it’s just not in their sights at that particular time.
I do have a tendency to want to go back to school at all times in my life. Maybe I’ll do the Ph.D. in art history when I’m 50, or maybe divinity school. I like teaching, too.
Jandy Nelson
I’m used to people with very high IQs knowing how to recognize reality, but there’s a huge human tendency where it may be instructive to think that whatever you’re doing to succeed is all right.
I feel like I’m still learning a lot. I think there’s a tendency for people who are just doing their first couple of films that I see now where they seem to be really resentful of the technical limitations that come along with filmmaking.
I highly recommend getting older! There’s less tendency to people-please.