65 Disposition Quotes On Success In Life

These disposition quotes will inspire you. Disposition a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character or the way in which something is placed or arranged, especially in relation to other things.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging disposition quotes, disposition sayings, and disposition proverbs.

Best Disposition Quotes

  1. “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington
  2. “Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  3. “He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  4. “A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  5. “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.” ~ Katherine Mansfield

  6. “He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age” ~ Plato
  7. “A good disposition is a virtue in itself, and it is lasting; the burden of the years cannot depress it, and love that is founded on it endures to the end.” ~ Ovid
  8. “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be.” ~ Martha Washington
  9. “Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.” ~ Thomas Aquinas
  10. “A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.” ~ Edmund Burke

  11. “In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.” ~ Plutarch
  12. “It is not the position, but the disposition.” ~ Susan Sontag
  13. “By nature’s kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man’s power to answer do not occur to him at all.” ~ George Santayana
  14. “What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.” ~ Aristotle
  15. “A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.” ~ John Adams

  16. “I take up the standpoint that the tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man, and I come back now to the statement that it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  17. “It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.” ~ Aristotle
  18. “The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.” ~ Bill Vaughan
  19. “For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character: for obedience is the constant will to execute what, by the general decree of the commonwealth, ought to be done.” ~ Baruch Spinoza
  20. “You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you have a bad disposition.” ~ Emmet Fox

  21. “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.” ~ Jane Austen
  22. “At any rate, girls are differently situated. Having no need of deep scientific knowledge, their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world, the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people.” ~ William John Wills
  23. “I think copyright is moral, proper. I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works – I actually believe that the financial issue is less important than the integrity of the work, the attribution, that kind of stuff.” ~ Esther Dyson
  24. “I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness, and while in the penitentiary our relations with the officers have been cordially pleasant, and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful.” ~ Cole Younger
  25. “Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.” ~ Milan Kundera

  26. “General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged with a force which greatly outnumbered his own, and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance.” ~ Edward Everett
  27. “Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.” ~ Wendell Phillips
  28. “Good humor is the sunshine of the mind.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  29. “We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge” ~ George Will
  30. “The mere habit of learning to love is the thing, and a teachableness of disposition in a young lady is a great blessing” ~ Jane Austen

  31. “Anyone whose disposition leads him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties than to the explanation of facts will certainly reject my theory.” ~ Charles Darwin
  32. “A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side.” ~ George Eliot
  33. “I feel differently immediately when I start to put weight on. I don’t like that sluggish, blunted disposition that I have when that happens.” ~ Mehmet Oz
  34. “Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association.” ~ Jim Rohn
  35. “And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

  36. “The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown.” ~ Henry Walter Bates
  37. “There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors. But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.” ~ Claude Adrien Helvetius , Happy disposition quotes
  38. “I think what’s always been interesting to me than the science and the criminality with this job is what happens to your persona, your disposition, after day in and day out dealing with life and death.” ~ George Eads
  39. “In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.” ~ Samuel George Morton
  40. “The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life.” ~ Leon Kass

  41. “I don’t flatter myself with much dependence upon the present disposition of the Eastern Indians, who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture with us by the artifices of the French, their own weakness and the influence which the French Missionary Priests have over them.” ~ William Shirley
  42. “The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.” ~ James F. Cooper
  43. “You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else.” ~ William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle
  44. “Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations.” ~ William Henry Ashley
  45. “But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.” ~ Edward Gibbon

  46. “If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?” ~ Chanakya
  47. “Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  48. “Will power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.” ~ Cesare Pavese
  49. “A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
  50. “Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances, and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason, and never through mere fickleness.” ~ Giacomo Casanova

  51. “Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow creatures.” ~ Samuel Richardson
  52. “No single person, including the President of the United States, should ever be given the power to make a medical decision for potentially millions of Americans. Freedom over one’s physical person is the most basic freedom of all, and people in a free society should be sovereign over their own bodies. When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies.” ~ Ron Paul
  53. “Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  54. “I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learnt from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one, or the other about with us, in our minds, wherever we go.” ~ Martha Washington
  55. “My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war-and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition, I despair.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  56. “All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.” ~ Rebecca West
  57. “I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!” ~ Frederick Douglass
  58. “But a good patriot, and a true politician, always considers how he shall make the most of the existing materials of his country. A disposition, to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Everything else is vulgar in the conception, perilous in the execution.” ~ Edmund Burke
  59. “Understanding a theory has, indeed, much in common with understanding a human personality. We may know or understand a man’s system of dispositions pretty well; that is to say, we may be able to predict how he would act in a number of different situations. But since there are infinitely many possible situations, of infinite variety, a full understanding of a man’s dispositions does not seem to be possible.” ~ Karl Popper
  60. “Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment.” ~ John James Ingalls

  61. “You are not responsible for the disposition you are born with, but you are responsible for the one you die with.” ~ Maltbie Davenport Babcock
  62. “The wearer of smiles and the bearer of a kindly disposition needs no introduction, but is welcome anywhere.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  63. “[F]alsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  64. “The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  65. “The theory of the method of knowing which is advanced in these pages may be termed pragmatic. … Only that which has been organized into our disposition so as to enable us to adapt the environment to our needs and adapt our aims and desires to the situation in which we live is really knowledge.” ~ John Dewey

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