Behavior Quotes

 A Code of Honour: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive. 
Author: Bruce Jay Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1930
  
 A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses.In that choice we change our every experience of life! 
Author: Greg Anderson
Nationality: American   
 Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his image. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Bistromathics itself is simply a revolutionary new way of understanding the behavior of numbers. Just as Einstein observed that space was not an absolute but depended on the observer's movement in space, and that time was not an absolute, but depended on the observer's movement in time, so it is now realized that numbers are not absolute, but depend on the observer's movement in restaurants. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 He that likes a hot dinner, a warm welcome, new ideas and old wine, will not often dine with the great. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 I expect you'll be becoming a school-master, sir. That's what most of the gentlemen does, sir, that gets sent down for indecent behaviour. 
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Nationality: English
b. December 1903  - d.  December 1966
  
 Modesty is at the core of the man's being and reveals itself in his outward behavior. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 One should rest when it is time to rest and act when it is time to act. True resting and putting to rest are attained through the disappearance of the ego, which leads to the harmony of one's behavior with the laws of the universe. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness: this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joys and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities. 
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nationality: Indian
b. 12 May 1895  - d. 17 February 1986
  
 Realizing that our actions, feelings and behavior are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. 
Author: Maxwell Maltz
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1899  - d. 07 April 1975
  
 Some parts of Bill Clinton's brain work well. The parts of his brain used to operate good judgment, honor, ethical behavior and honesty apparently just never got connected. 
Author: Ross Perot
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1930
  
 The ''self-image'' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior. 
Author: Maxwell Maltz
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1899  - d. 07 April 1975
  
 The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being.And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually. 
Author: Greg Anderson
Nationality: American   
 The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems - the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights, and responsibilities. 
Author: Ursula Kroeber LeGuin
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 The stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 The woman whose behavior indicates that she will make a scene if she is told the truth asks to be deceived. 
Author: Elizabeth Jenkins
Nationality: English
b. December 1905
  
 There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From it springs purest courtesy in the outward behavior. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior. 
Author: Maxwell Maltz
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1899  - d. 07 April 1975
  
 Total self-esteem requires total and unconditional acceptance of yourself.You are a unique and worthy individual, regardless of your mistakes, defeats and failures, despite what others may think, say or feel about you or your behavior.If you truly accept and love yourself, you won't have a driving need for attention and approval.Self-esteem is a genuine love of self.Stop all adverse value judging of yourself.Stop accepting the adverse value judgments of others.Purge yourself of all condemnation, shame, blame, guilt & remorse. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 We cannot act with too much caution in our disputes. Anger produces anger; and differences that might be accommodated by kind and repectful behaviour, may by imprudence be changed to an incurable rage. 
Author: John Dickinson
Nationality: American
b. 08 November 1732  - d. 14 February 1808
  
 What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim. 
Author: William Shenstone
Nationality: English
b. 18 November 1714  - d. 11 February 1763
  
 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. 
Author: E. G. Stakman
Nationality: English   
 It won't do away with hierarchy totally, but the principal leader will be the person who most exemplifies the kind of organization and behavior required who is best able to create the conditions such organizations require.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 Yes, and to add to the definition a little more, chaordic simply describes the behavior of any self-governing organism or system that harmoniously blends what were previously conceived to be opposites, such as chaos and order or cooperation and competition. 
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Evolutionary psychology is taking that mindset and applying it to more emotionally charged aspects of behavior, such as sexuality, violence, beauty, and family feelings 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 There's no reason that we should give up that lever on people's behavior - namely, the inhibition systems of the brain - just because we're coming to understand more about the temptation systems. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 If you describe a Secret Service and impose upon it the same ground rules of behavior as you would upon an English country house, you quickly get the reader with you. So these are bits of ammunition that are available to an English writer, and properly used, are pure gold, in my experience. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 When I did the stuff that was so formative in my life, went into the secret world from an early age, it was predominantly a man's world. The comedy of human behaviour enacted on the tiny secret stage was a man's comedy. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 I also begin stories by writing about a character's behavior at length, allowing the theme to emerge later on. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 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. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior." 
Author: Amy Vanderbilt
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1908  - d. 27 December 1974
  
 People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so. 
Author: Sharon Stone
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1958
  
 Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior. 
Author: Anicius Manilius Severinus Boethius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 480  - d.  December 525
  
 No matter how hard we might wish, we will not be able to transform China's behavior overnight. 
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 In other words, I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way. 
Author: Jack Nicholson
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1937
  
 Cultivating literature as I do upon a little oatmeal, and driving, when in a position to be driven at all, in that humble vehicle, the 'bus, I have had, perhaps, exceptional opportunities for observing their mutual position and behaviour; and it is very peculiar. 
Author: James Payn
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1830  - d. 25 March 1898
  
 Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Our learning ought to be our lives' amendment, and the fruits of our private study ought to appear in our public behavior. 
Author: Thomas Nashe
Nationality: English
b. December 1567  - d.  December 1601
  
 Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it, of one's own destructiveness in youth. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope. But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 I think maybe when you live with someone who is really very ill for a long time, it somehow gives you more of a greedy appetite for life and maybe, yes, you are less measured in your behaviour than you would otherwise be. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively. 
Author: Isaac Barrow
Nationality: English
b. October 1630  - d. 4 May 1677
  
 The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language. 
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 April 1889  - d. 29 April 1951
  
 It has been remarked, that the maniacs of the male sex in all hospitals, who assist in cutting wood, making fires, and digging in a garden, and the females who are employed in washing, ironing, and scrubbing floors, often recover, while persons, whose rank exempts them from performing such services, languish away their lives within the walls of the hospital. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin Rush
Nationality: American
b. 24 December 1745  - d. 19 April 1813
  
 The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization. 
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1932
  
 My mother wasn't rational those last years; if she had been, she would have been horrified by her own behavior. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 A person who is religiously enlightened appears to me to be one who has, to the best of his ability, liberated himself from the fetters of his selfish desires and is preoccupied with thoughts, feelings and aspirations to which he clings because of their super-personal value ... regardless of whether any attempt is made to unite this content with a Divine Being, for otherwise it would not be possible to count Buddha and Spinoza as religious personalities. Accordingly, a religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt of the significance of those super-personal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation ... In this sense religion is the age-old endeavour of mankind to become clearly and completely conscious of these values and goals, and constantly to strengthen their effects. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose. 
Author: George Meredith
Nationality: English
b. 12 February 1828  - d. 18 May 1909
  
 I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling. 
Author: Fanny Burney
Nationality: English
b. December 1752  - d.  December 1840
  
 The best thing to do would be to designate everywhere as clothing optional, and we could leave little fenced in areas for the prudes to prance around in. Call them 'Prudist Camps'. They could peer out of their fences and indulge in their offensive 'I'm offended' behavior whenever they saw a natural person walk by, without bothering the rest of us. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Behavior which appears superficially correct but is intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface. 
Author: James B. Conant
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1893  - d. 11 February 1978
  
 The behavior of the oppressed is a prescribed behavior, following as it does the guidelines of the oppressor. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 The behavior and reactions of the oppressed, which lead the oppressor to practice cultural invasion, should evoke from the revolutionary a different theory of action. What distinguishes revolutionary leaders from the dominant elite is not only their objectives, but their procedures. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Audiences who have been forced to wade through the thick middle-class padding of more expensively made movies to get to the action enjoy the nose-thumbing at "good taste" of cheap movies that stick to the raw materials. At some basic level they like the pictures to be cheaply done, they enjoy the crudeness; it's a breather, a vacation from proper behavior and good taste and required responses. Patrons of burlesque applaud politely for the graceful erotic dancer but go wild for the lewd lummox who bangs her big hips around. That's what they go to burlesque for. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 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. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.  
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Religions always have some intellectual or ideological framework, whether myth or theological doctrine; some morality or code of behaviour, whether barbaric or ethically rationalized; and some mode of ritualized or symbolic expression, in the form of ceremonial or celebration, collective devotion or thanksgiving, or religious art. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 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. 
Author: Albert Ellis
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1913  - d. 24 July 2007
  
 I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist. 
Author: Albert Ellis
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1913  - d. 24 July 2007
  
 As a rule, you see, I'm not lugged into Family Rows. On the occasions when Aunt is calling Aunt like mastodons bellowing across premieval swamps and Uncle James's letter about Cousin Mabel's peculiar behaviour is being shot round the family circle ('Please read this carefully and send it on Jane') the clan has a tendency to ignore me. It's one of the advantages I get from being a bachelor - and, according to my nearest and dearest, practically a half-witted bachelor at that. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 'You must remember, Father,' said Mavis, in a voice which would have had an Eskimo slapping his ribs and calling for the steam-heat, 'that this girl was probably very pretty. So many of these New York girls are. That would, of course, explain Frederick's behaviour.' 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Such humans - probably anthropoid apes - live in the Western Sudan and other distant corners of the world. They are close to animals by their habits, deeds and behavior. The human has features that distinguish him from other creatures, but he has other features that unite him with the animal world, vegetable kingdom or even with the inanimate bodies. Before [the creation of humans], all differences between organisms were of the natural origin. The next step will be associated with spiritual perfection, will, observation and knowledge. All these facts prove that the human being is placed on the middle step of the evolutionary stairway. According to his inherent nature, the human is related to the lower beings, and only with the help of his will can he reach the higher development level. 
Author: Nas?r al-D?n al-T?s?
Nationality: Persian
b. 18 February 1201  - d. 26 June 1274
  
 Take provocation, for instance, which is the opposite and the caricature of seduction. It says: "I know that you want to be seduced, and I will seduce you." Nothing could be worse than betraying this secret rule. Nothing could be less seductive than a provocative smile or inciteful behaviour, since both presuppose that one cannot be seduced naturally and that one needs to be blackmailed into it, or through a declaration of intent: "Let me seduce you". 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease. FAIR GAME may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public relations. This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 That stupid fucking kid! That stupid fucking kid! Look what he's done to me! 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The real reasons for genital mutilation can only be understood in the context of the patriarchy: men must control women's bodies as the means of production, and thus repress the independent power of women's sexuality. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 "This is a war," Leamas replied. "It's graphic and unpleasant because it's fought on a tiny scale, at close range; fought with a wastage of innocent life sometimes, I admit. But it's nothing, nothing at all beside other wars – the last or the next." 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 A good man knows when to sacrifice himself, a bad man survives but loses his soul. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong. 
Author: Addison Mizner
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1872  - d. 05 February 1933
  




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