Behavior Quotes

If you see a bandwagon, it's too late. - James Goldsmith

One sin naturally leans on another. - Bishop Thomas Wilson

No gains without pains. - Benjamin Franklin

At times we are as different from ourselves as we are from others. - Duc de la Rochefoucauld

A radical - one who not only knows all the answers but keeps on thinking up new questions. - New Statesman

The chapter of knowledge is very short, but the chapter of accidents is very long. - Earl of Chesterfield

When you fall flat, at least grab a handful of sand. - Anon

Time is the great physician. - Benjamin Disraeli

Be a good animal, true to your instincts. - D. H. Lawrence

A man's behavior is the index of the man, and his discourse is the index of his understanding. - Ali Ibn-Abi-Talib

Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern. - Matthew Arnold

In great matters, men behave as they are expected to, in little ones as they would naturally. - Chamfort

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. - R. Buckminster Fuller

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. - Tertullian

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.- Emily Dickinson

Behavior which appears superficially correct but is intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.- James Bryant Conant

Behaviors are a choice. Feelings are sometimes out of our control. Behavior has to do with choices.- Randall Terry

Being a doctor has taught me a lot about directing. You're doing the same thing: You're reconstructing the manifold of behavior to the point where an audience says, yes, that's exactly like people I know.- Jonathan Miller

Being abroad makes you conscious of the whole imitative side of human behavior. The ape in man.
Mary McCarthy

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication. - Abraham Maslow

But I don't actually adopt the point of view that our subjective impression of free will, which is a kind of indeterminacy behavior, comes from quantum mechanical indeterminacy. - Murray Gell-Mann

But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire. - Benjamin Whorf

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It's about character, it's about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don't see. - Ron Silver

But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. - James Dean

Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Certainly the emphasis I place in this chapter on coordination of behavior and cooperation to mutual benefit is something that ought to be very congenial to people in the libertarian tradition. - Robert Nozick

Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it. - Ric Keller

Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as important as skills and expertise, I sought to build the firm into an enduring, values-based institution. - Marvin Bower

Desperate? That can be a justification for all kinds of behavior. - Jessica Walter

Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set. - Gene Tierney

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them. - Michel de Montaigne

Even in decline, a virtuous man increases the beauty of his behavior. A burning stick, though turned to the ground, has its flame drawn upwards. - Saskya Pandita

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior. - Marshall McLuhan

Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort. - Andrew Greeley

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity. - Reinhold Niebuhr

For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize. - Tiger Woods

For the president to resign now would be wrong. President Clinton may have debased himself with his behavior, but we shouldn't debase the office with an impulsive overreaction. - George Stephanopoulos

Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots. It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system. - Rick Wagoner

Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior. - Jack Schwartz

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity. - Henry S. Haskins

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness. - Fred Woodworth

Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections? - Elizabeth Janeway

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. - Plato

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words. - Wally Lamb

Human behavior is incredibly pliable, plastic. - Philip Zimbardo

Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.- Herbert Simon

Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods.- Edward Thorndike

I always say centered food equals centered behavior. - Marilu Henner

I am a data hound and so I usually end up working on whatever things I can find good data on. The rise of Internet commerce completely altered the amount of information you could gather on company behavior so I naturally drifted toward it. - Austan Goolsbee

I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are also the police force of it. - David Icke

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being. - Martha Graham

I don't always like my own behavior. I haven't known anyone who is perfect all the time. - Jennifer Connelly

I established a certain standard of behavior, that, during my playing, there must be no talking. - Ignacy Jan Paderewski

I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes? - Sarah Ferguson

I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public. - Albert Ellis

I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior. - Jacques Derrida

I hope that there are no persons that would want to think ill of me in any direction or any behavior. - Diahann Carroll

I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior," he said. "You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends.- Chuck Colson

I like analyzing human behavior. It's complex. That's what keeps me going. - Julia Stiles

I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a "learning experience." Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a "learning experience." It makes me feel less stupid. - P. J. O'Rourke

I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientific behavior. - Serge Lang

I particularly don't want to play unmotivated behavior. - Michael Zaslow

I see a lot of patterns in our behavior as a nation that parallel a lot of other historical processes.- Maynard James Keenan

I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior, which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist. - Jonathan Miller

I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself rational emotive behavior therapist.- Albert Ellis

I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior. - William Friedkin

I thin many people's deviant behavior starts with dreams because dreams are so non-linear... as if there's an assumption that everything has to be linear or has to be plotted.- Robyn Hitchcock

I think it's going to be a very important, unique data set in terms of measuring the behavior of your lower body in space and trying to figure out what we can do to preserve bone and muscle density.- John L. Phillips

I think it's perfectly just to refuse service to anyone based on behavior, but not based on race or religion. - Dean Koontz

I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time. - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani –

I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.- Barbara Deming

I think we present extreme aspects of human behavior and hopefully get at times, messages across or bring issues to the table or as we so often say, shed light into the dark crevices of human nature. - Christopher Meloni

I think you can really tell a good actor if you can put a camera on them and they can just talk and emote and react and you don't have to keep cutting away from them, because they are the language and the behavior. It's all a tour-de-force performance. - Sally Kirkland

I try as best I can to enter the realm of nuances of human behavior. - Robert Ludlum

When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent. - Thomas Carlyle

When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were so upset by her behavior, they literally demanded her blood. - Glenn Close

When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior. - Temple Grandin

When you're the victim of the behavior, it's black and white; when you're the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray. - Laura Schlessinger

Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that responsibility to some other individual or organization or entity. But this means we then give away our power to that entity. - M. Scott Peck

Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior. - Stanislav Grof

Which, the first meeting with anybody is, you know, everybody is on their best behavior. It's only after you get to know them for a while that you figure out.- Arthur Rock

While there have been terrific advances in the state of technology around heuristics, behavior blocking, and things like that, technology is only a part of the approach to solving the problem with the more important aspect involving putting the right process in place. - John W. Thompson

With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy. - Jeanette Winterson

You can't legislate or litigate good, healthy behavior but we must be willing to educate people at an early age about the affects of unhealthy living. - Zack Wamp

You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here, you have to be now, you have to be present.- Sally Field

You were saying that once when visiting Yale, you were struck that unlike Pound, Williams's thinking was volatile, I mean, did not stay locked into a pattern of concepts that then defined his subsequent necessary behavior, whereas Pound did.- Robert Creeley

You won't get sued for anticompetitive behavior.- Linus Torvalds

Your behavior is based on your beliefs, and what you do and say, over and over again, helps develop your habits. - Darren L. Johnson

Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit as your undesired behavior was before. - Mike Hawkins

Using the commons as a cesspool does not harm the general public under frontier conditions, because there is no public, the same behavior in a metropolis is unbearable. - Garrett Hardin

Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies. - Richard King

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon. - Douglas Horton

We are coming out of a century that was taught that one way of looking at the world, that one form of behavior, is as valid as another. The idea of true evil has been blown away. - Dean Koontz

We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it. - Lawrence Durrell

We can only undo the election if the behavior meets the constitutional standard of subverting and threatening our system of government. - Zoe Lofgren

We can't just have mainstream behavior on television in a free society, we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of human behavior. - Jerry Springer

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior. - Friedrich Durrenmatt

We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life. - Theophrastus

We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse. - Jon Corzine

We must not demonstrate any arrogance, and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior. - Chen Shui-bian

We're more sexually repressed than men, having been given a much more strict puritanical code of behavior than men ever have. - Kate Millett

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior. - Bill Gates

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare. - Larry Elder

Well, what is acting but the study of human behavior? And that's so fascinating to me. - Amy Smart

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood? - Buddha

When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can't live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed. - Judith Martin

When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it. - Howard Barker

When I'm watching somebody act, it's a behavior editorial function - I look at someone act, and I might say, 'I don't believe him when he says that.' I don't know why I don't believe him, probably because the people that I've met, they don't act like that when they say stuff like that and mean it. - David Fincher

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized. - Ayn Rand

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved. - Aldous Huxley

The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior. - Temple Grandin

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us. - Michel Foucault

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex. - Alfred Adler

The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes. - Freda Adler

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme. - John Buford

There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world. - Paul Dirac

There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior. - Fran Lebowitz

There was no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance.- Thomas Pynchon

These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools. - Bob Filner

These censorship people think something is going to promote behavior in people. - Max Cannon

They might object to some of my opinions, but they don't object to my behavior as a judge. - Roy Moore

Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented. - Philip Zimbardo

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior. - Maxwell Maltz

To probe for unconscious determinants of behavior and then define a man in their terms exclusively, ignoring his overt behavior altogether, is a greater distortion than ignoring the unconscious completely.- Willard Gaylin

To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out - or worse. - Robert Shea

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace - or at least a genuine peace - the link between the nature of a regime and its external behavior must be understood. - Natan Sharansky

Today, children are watching more and more television, and are bombarded over and over with images and content that have the potential to dramatically influence their behavior. - Tim Murphy

Today's society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items. - Paul Sweeney