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Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.
Henry Ward Beecher
Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
W. Somerset Maugham
If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn
I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
David Herbert Lawrence
She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.
Marquis de Sade
In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.
Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.
We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
There have been some medical schools in which somewhere along the assembly line, a faculty member has informed the students, not so much by what he said but by what he did, that there is an intimate relation between curing and caring.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute; we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so.
Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
Perhaps my favourite story is 'Le Passe-Muraille' by Marcel Ayme. It's about a guy who wakes up with a weird faculty that means he can walk through walls. He's a very shy clerk, and he uses it to get revenge, or vent his frustration.
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