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Quote Left You say that at the time of the Congress, in 1765, The great mass of the people were zealous in the cause of America. The great mass of the people is an expression that deserves analysis. New York and Pennsylvania were so nearly divided, if their propensity was not against us, that if New England on one side and Virginia on the other had not kept them in awe, they would have joined the British. Marshall, in his life of Washington, tells us, that the southern States were nearly equally divided. Look into the Journals of Congress, and you will see how seditious, how near rebellion were several counties of New York, and how much trouble we had to compose them. The last contest, in the town of Boston, in 1775, between whig and tory, was decided by five against two. Upon the whole, if we allow two thirds of the people to have been with us in the revolution, is not the allowance ample? Are not two thirds of the nation now with the administration? Divided we ever have been, and ever must be. Two thirds always had and will have more difficulty to struggle with the one third than with all our foreign enemies. Quote Right
Quote Left In Tamoxifen’s case, a drug first developed as a potential contraceptive languished for many years before its present application was found. Furthermore, its propensity to cause liver tumours in rats, a toxicity problem that thankfully does not carry over into humans, was not detected until after the drug had been on the market for many years. If it had been found in preclinical testing, the drug would almost certainly have been withdrawn from the pipeline. Quote Right
Quote Left A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. Quote Right
Quote Left The source of our actions resides in an unconscious propensity to regard ourselves as the center, the cause, and the conclusion of time. Our reflexes and our pride transform into a planet the parcel of flesh and consciousness we are. Quote Right
Quote Left What ever is the natural propensity of a person is hard to overcome. If a dog were made a king, he would still gnaw at his shoes laces. Quote Right
Quote Left The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination. Quote Right
Quote Left The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence. Quote Right
Quote Left Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labelled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions Quote Right
Quote Left Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing. Quote Right
Quote Left There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil. Quote Right
Quote Left Women ... are degraded by the ... propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient vir... Quote Right
Quote Left Single Women have a dreadful propensity for being poor—which is one very strong argument in favor of Matrimony. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence. Quote Right
Quote Left No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline. Quote Right