The military mind tends to be conservative, realistic and historical. The civilian mind tends to be liberal, idealistic and Utopian. Journalists, obviously, are civilians, and they tend to distrust, and to suspect, the military’s motives.
A lazy, indolent church tends toward unbelief; an earnest, busy church, in hand-to-hand conflict with sin and misery, grows stronger in faith.john hall
Being born in New York City, tends to lead to big expectations, expectations that I only started to realize after I had left.joseph pisani
Structuralism argues that a liberal capitalist world economy tends to preserve or actually increase inequalities between developed and less developed economies.robert gilpin
The process of creative discovery is endless. That’s why “holiness” tends to limit mental vitality and progress by freezing a given work (a life guide) in time, no matter how interpretations differ and even change over the years.tarik gunersel
A lazy, indolent church tends toward unbelief; an earnest, busy church, in hand-to-hand conflict with sin and misery, grows stronger in faith.
All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.wystan hugh auden
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character.hosea ballou
Every established order tends to produce (to very different degrees with different means) the naturalization of its own arbitrariness.pierre bourdieu
The ultimate notion of right is that which tends to the universal good; and when one's acting in a certain manner has this tendency he has a right thus to act.Francis Hutcheson
When you think of the visual style, when you think of the visual language of a film there tends to be a natural separation of the visual style and the narrative elements, but whit the great whether is Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick or Hitchcock what you're seeing is inseparable, a vital relationship between the images and the story he's telling. [from Chistopher Nolan and David Fincher featurette on Movieweb] ...the ultimate embodiment of Bruce Wayne. He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for.
In individuals as in nations, contentment is silent, which tends to unbalance the historical record.barbara tuchman
When a society has doubts about its future, it tends to produce spokesmen whose main appeal is to the emotions, who argue from intuitions, and whose claim to be truth-bearers rests solely on intense personal feeling.Kenneth Tynan
Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people.napoleon bonaparte
The social system tends to be dominated by images... especially of the future, which act cybernetically , constantly guided by perceived divergences between the real and the idealkenneth boulding
“In a sense, both the power grid and communications have suffered from their own respective successes – the electric power grid tends to be taken for granted and communication networks are assumed to work perfectly under almost any condition and for any application...the manner in which they are integrated will have far-reaching consequences.”stephen bush
The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.andré gide
The idea of abolishing Income Tax is to me highly attractive, both on other grounds & because it tends to public economy.william ewart gladstone
Institutionalized desublimation thus appears to be an aspect of the “conquest of transcendence” achieved by the one-dimensional society. Just as this society tends to reduce, and even absorb opposition (the qualitative difference!) in the realm of politics and higher culture, so it does in the instinctual sphere. The result is the atrophy of the mental organs for grasping the contradictions and the alternatives and, in the one remaining dimension of technological rationality, the Happy Consciousness comes to prevail.herbert marcuse
Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.h. l. mencken
Forecasting by bureaucrats tends to be used for anxiety relief rather than for adequate policy making.nassim nicholas taleb
Anybody who tells me I can't use a program because it's not open source, go suck on rms . I'm not interested. 99% of that I run tends to be open source, but that's my choice, dammit.linus torvalds
A film is a boat which is always on the point of sinking - it always tends to break up as you go along and drag you under with it.
Mankind naturally and generally love to be flatter'd: Whatever sooths our Pride, and tends to exalt our Species above the rest of the Creation, we are pleas'd with and easily believe, when ungrateful Truths shall be with the utmost Indignation rejected. "What! bring ourselves down to an Equality with the Beasts of the Field! with the meanest part of the Creation! 'Tis insufferable!" But, (to use a Piece of common Sense) our Geese are but Geese tho' we may think 'em Swans; and Truth will be Truth tho' it sometimes prove mortifying and distasteful.
Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
Organic evolution has its physical analogue in the universal law that the world tends, in all its parts and particles, to pass from certain less probable to certain more probable configurations or states. This is the second law of thermodynamics. It has been called the law of evolution of the world ; and we call it, after Clausius, the Principle of Entropy , which is a literal translation of Evolution in Greek.
Fascism is the cult of organised murder , invented by the arch-enemies of society . It tends to destroy civilization and revert man to his most barbarous state. Mussolini and Hitler might well be called the devils of an age, for they are playing hell with civilization.Marcus Garvey