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Letter "D" » disposition
«For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice»
«He is the most perfect Muslim whose disposition is best; and the best of you are they who behave best to their wives»
«HOMILETICS, n. The science of adapting sermons to the spiritual needs, capacities and conditions of the congregation.So skilled the parson was in homiletics That all his normal purges and emetics To medicine the spirit were compounded With a most just discrimination founded Upon a rigorous examination Of tongue and pulse and heart and respiration. Then, having diagnosed each one's condition, His scriptural specifics this physician Administered --his pills so efficacious And pukes of disposition so vivacious That souls afflicted with ten kinds of Adam Were convalescent ere they knew they had 'em. But Slander's tongue --itself all coated --uttered Her bilious mind and scandalously muttered That in the case of patients having money The pills were sugar and the pukes were honey. --_Biography of Bishop Potter_»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
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, The Spiritual
«By nature's kindly disposition most questions which are beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.»
«Fear and dull disposition, luke warmness and sloth, are not seldom wont to cloak themselves under the affected name of Moderation.»
«He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.»
«All succeeds with people who are of cheerful disposition»
«A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.»
«He is of a very melancholy disposition.»
«A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.»