Careful Words

inclination (n.)

  I know, indeed, the evil of that I purpose; but my inclination gets the better of my judgment.

Euripides (484-406 b c): Medea. 1078.

  A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784): Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. ii. Chap. vi. 1763.