It is not the position, but the disposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
Have I given any symptoms of an avaricious disposition? Have I obtained any grants from the crown since I have been placed at the head of the treasury? Has my conduct been different from that which others in the same station would have followed?
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
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.
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.
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.
The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
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.