It is not the position, but the disposition.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passions.
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 upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.
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.
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.
Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures.
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least urging of self-interest.
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.
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.
As a person who is not confrontational by disposition I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute.
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.
The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life.
I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
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.
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.