There is a tendency in nature to the continued progression of certain classes of varieties further and further from the original type.
Alfred Russel Wallace
I'm constantly having to be vigilant with a depressive tendency, an addictive tendency.
I'm a huge 'Futurama' fan, so that's my closest sci-fi tendency.
Learning, to be of much use, must have a tendency to spread itself among the common people.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
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
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.
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.
ALL IMPULSES OF THOUGHT HAVE A TENDENCY TO CLOTHE THEMSELVES IN THEIR PHYSICAL EQUIVALENT.
The tendency of our time is wholly oriented toward the secular. The efforts of the mystics will remain episodes. Despite a deepening of our conceptions of life, we will build no cathedrals.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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.