The awareness of their individual blemishes and shortcomings inclines the frustrated to detect ill will and meanness in their fellow men. Self-contempt, however vague, sharpens our eyes for the imperfections of others. We usually strive to reveal in others the blemishes we hide in ourselves.
As a result of changes which, over the last century, have modified our empirically based pictures of the world and hence the moral value of many of its elements, the "human religious ideal" Inclines to stress certain tendencies and to express itself in terms which seem, at first sight, no longer to coincide with the "christian religious ideal".pierre teilhard de chardin
And almost every one when age, Disease, or sorrow strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him.arthur hugh clough
Every age has a kind of universal genius, which Inclines those that live in it to some particular studies.john dryden
Poetry is a sort of inspired mathematics, which gives us equations, not for abstract figures, triangles, squares, and the like, but for the human emotions. If one has a mind which Inclines to magic rather than science, one will prefer to speak of these equations as spells or incantations; it sounds more arcane, mysterious, recondite.ezra pound
The timely dew of sleep Now falling with soft slumb'rous weight Inclines Our eyelids.john milton
A little skill in antiquity Inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.thomas fuller
He that thinks with more extent than another will want words of larger meaning; he that thinks with more subtilty will seek for terms of more nice discrimination; and where is the wonder, since words are but the images of things, that he who never knew the original should not know the copies? Yet vanity Inclines us to find faults any where rather than in ourselves. He that reads and grows no wiser, seldom suspects his own deficiency; but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood?samuel johnson
The swan's down-feather, That stands upon the swell at full of tide, And neither way Inclines.william shakespeare
Alas! to seize the moment When heart Inclines to heart, And press a suit with passion, Is not a woman's part. If man come not to gather The roses where they stand, They fade among their foliage, They cannot seek his hand.william cullen bryant
There is a virtuous fear, which is the effect of faith; and there is a vicious fear, which is the product of doubt. The former leads to hope, as relying on God, in whom we believe; the latter Inclines to despair, as not relying on God, in whom we do not believe. Persons of the one character fear to lose God; persons of the other character fear to find Him.
Human life suffers steep Inclines on the way through the world. If you don’t keep “endurance” was your watchword as go along, how will you tolerate the thorny undergrowth and the pits and ditches.