I'm constantly having to be vigilant with a depressive tendency, an addictive tendency.
Learning, to be of much use, must have a tendency to spread itself among the common people.
Henry Ward Beecher
I'm a huge 'Futurama' fan, so that's my closest sci-fi tendency.
There's a tendency at the senior and middle-manager level to be too big-picturish and too superficial. There is a phrase, "The devil is in the details." One can formulate brilliant global strategies whose executability is zero. It's only through familiarity with details - the capability of the individuals who have to execute, the marketplace, the timing - that a good strategy emerges. I like to work from details to big pictures.
There's a tendency when you write a book to portray yourself as the hero.
There is a tendency to consider anything in human behavior that is unusual, not well known, or not well understood, as neurotic, psychopathic, immature, perverse, or the expression of some other sort of psychologic disturbance.
Do not EXPECT troubles as they have a tendency not to disappoint.
Being what we are, human beings, the natural tendency is that when everybody brags about you, they write good things, you kind of read about it and you back off a little bit. We couldn't play with them last time.
What is instinct? It is the natural tendency in one when filled with dismay to turn to his wife.
Finley Peter Dunne
We often hear the teachers of all creeds lamenting the difficulty of keeping up in the minds of believers a lively apprehension of the truth which they nominally recognize, so that it may penetrate the feelings, and acquire a real mastery over the conduct.... When it has come to be a hereditary creed, and to be received passively, not actively ... there is a progressive tendency to forget all of the belief except the formularies ... until it almost ceases to connect itself at all with the inner life of the human being.
John Stuart Mill
I have a tendency to talk extremely fast. ... I think the fastness comes from the fact that I get very excited about things and I just want to spit them out.
Supposing you eliminated suffering, what a dreadful place the world would be! I would almost rather eliminate happiness. The world would be the most ghastly place because everything that corrects the tendency of this unspeakable little creature, man, to feel over-important and over-pleased with himself would disappear. He's bad enough now, but he would be absolutely intolerable if he never suffered.