Behavior Quotes

Behavior Quotes by David Perlmutter, Beth Moore, Nancy Gibbs, Peter Farb, Charles Duhigg, Graham Cooke and many others.

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When a child is watching television, he or she is not involved in play, not socializing with other individuals, and most importantly, not receiving feedback as to the actions or consequences of his or her behavior.
David Perlmutter
I am convinced now that virtually every destructive behavior and addiction I battled off and on for years was rooted in my (well-earned) insecurity.
Beth Moore
It is actually the neuroscientists and evolutionists who do the best job of explaining the reasons behind the most unreasonable behavior.
Nancy Gibbs
Men in all societies possess the biological equipment to remove their hats or shoes, but it is the birth within a particular culture that decides that a Jew will keep his hat and shoes on in his place of worship, a Mohammedan will take off his shoes, and a Christian will keep his shoes on but remove his hat.
Peter Farb
Once people learned how to believe in something, that skill started spilling over to other parts of their lives, until they started believing they could change. Belief was the ingredient that made a reworked habit loop into a permanent behavior.
Charles Duhigg
You don’t become a new person by changing your behavior; you discover who you are in Christ and your behavior changes accordingly
Graham Cooke
I think more and more young people are catching on when it comes to certain healthy behaviors, much more than I did when I was younger.
Jennifer Aniston
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Dalai Lama
My mother wasn’t rational those last years; if she had been, she would have been horrified by her own behavior.
Lorna Luft
The conception of objective reality … has thus evaporated … into the transparent clarity of mathematics that represents no longer the behavior of particles but rather our knowledge of this behavior.
Werner Heisenberg
Although both my grandfathers encountered ethnic prejudice, they viewed this as an aberration-a failure of some Americans to live up to the nation’s ideals. It did not dawn on them to blame the bad behavior of some Americans on America itself.
Robert P. George
If you can rhythmically slow down your breath to four breaths a minute, you can indirectly control your mind and slow it down from its obnoxious behavior.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
I loved films of the ’70s with those antihero protagonists who you don’t know if you can get behind because their behavior is really questionable.
Nicholas Jarecki
Modern Americans suffer from a fear of judging. Passing judgment on the behavior of fellow human beings is considered an act of medieval, undemocratic intolerance.
Lewis B. Smedes
But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.
Jane Goodall
You know you are addicted to a food if despite knowing it is bad for you and despite wanting to change, you still keep eating it. Addiction means that a craving has more control over your behavior than you do.
Kathy Freston
The giving up of personality traits, well-established patterns of behavior, ideologies, and even whole life styles…these are major forms of giving up that are required if one is to travel very far on the journey of life.
M. Scott Peck
My brand of comedy is taking a serious approach to silliness. Small moments of modern life and human behavior make me laugh. At least that’s where everything starts, and then my other through line would be a dry absurdity that exponentially spirals out of reality.
Jonathan Krisel
Though both erotica and pornography refer to verbal or pictorial representations of sexual behavior, they are as different as a room with doors open and one with doors locked. The first might be a home, but the second could only be a prison.
Gloria Steinem
The corporate sector per se is bottom-line oriented. It can be very corrupt and it is not very principled. That is why I don’t think it is sufficient just to have voluntary codes of behavior. I am in favor of legislation which helps to ensure that there is an even playing field and rewards those who play by the rules.
Mary Robinson
My whole background as a social worker has allowed me to understand human behavior in difficult situations. Working in Kenya, I see the most desperate situations – things I could never believe possible – and then have to try to find solutions.
Eric Walters
You don’t buy evil characters lattes. That’s not normal behavior.
Rob James-Collier
The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior.
Carol P. Christ
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers.
John Henrik Clarke
We humans are conflicted beings. Our beliefs don’t always harmonize with our instincts, and our behavior doesn’t always reflect our beliefs. … We wage war between the person we are and the person we hope to become.
Brandon Mull
One’s character is one’s habitual way of behaving. We all have patterns of behavior or habits, and often we are quite unaware of them. When Socrates urged us to Know thyself, he clearly was directing us to come to know our habitual ways of responding to the world around us.
Thomas Lickona
A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets.
Martin Feldstein
I hate being on my best behavior. It brings out the absolute worst in me.
Colleen McCullough
Were we fully to understand the reasons for other people’s behavior, it would all make sense.
Sigmund Freud
I don’t think in biology it’s very controversial at all. Whether certain behavior is culture or is not culture is argued. I think virtually all biologists would agree that some animal behavior is culture. Bird song is a good example.
Hal Whitehead
I am unable to distinguish clearly between your religious ceremonies and apparently identical behavior at the sporting and cultural functions you have transmitted to me.
Arthur C. Clarke
At the root of fear is low self-esteem. This explains why angry people have low self-esteem, are argumentative, stubborn, and quick to flare up yet slow to forgive. Those behaviors are defenses against the underlying fear.
David J. Lieberman
Regression analyses show that self-efficacy contributes to achievement behavior beyond the effects of cognitive skills
Albert Bandura
I do feel it’s crucial that women’s opinions be taken equally with men’s. But still’I have not been accepted by the American white feminist writers and activists, and frankly I don’t care to be, so I am a womanist. I am feisty and I am given to womanish behavior.
Kola Boof
I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on Earth.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
In a war, no matter the outcome of a certain skirmish or battle, the winner is the party whose attitudes, behaviors and preoccupations come to dominate the postwar landscape. By this measure, the outcome of the gender wars, if wars they were, is clear: women won.
Marcus Buckingham
Water has always been something that I care deeply about, and I’m very aware of its limits on this planet. If we don’t change our behavior around water, water will become as valuable as oil. That is a given. When people don’t understand that, I’m surprised.
Alysia Reiner
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.
P. J. O’Rourke
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
The great escape of our times is escape from personal responsibility for the consequences of one’s own behavior.
Thomas Sowell
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
Our behavior is driven by a fundamental core belief: the desire, and the ability, of an organization to continuously learn from any source, anywhere; and to rapidly convert this learning into action is its ultimate competitive advantage.
Jack Welch
Action is your power pusher to new behaviors that open your heart to freedom.
Jude Bijou
I promise you that I did not become an addict because of anything to do with the behavior of either of my parents. Everybody has to make their own choices.
Steve Earle
When spectators and fans say about drunken brawls, violence, and dog fights, “Well, football players are prone to these things – that’s why we admire them,” they are encouraging terribly detrimental behavior. You might even say – a la Roman gladiators – they are egging on this behavior.
Stanton Peele
The most reliable sign, the most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, at our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy.
Martha Stout
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius
All of us … should remember that no amount of flag-waving, pledging allegiance, or fervent singing of the national anthem is evidence that we are patriotic in the real sense of the word. … Outward behavior, while important, is not the real measure of a man’s patriotism.
Eleanor Roosevelt
British acting is undoubtedly based in text, and American acting relies more on behavior. That’s speaking very generally.
Josh Dallas
government has no business intervening in any consensual private behavior.
Camille Paglia
I read a lot. I especially read memoirs and biographies. It’s very helpful when you’re thinking about what’s possible and what exists in human behavior; if it exists out there then it can exist on the stage. I really try to go to a lot of concerts. A lot of live events. I just try to keep my ears really, really open.
Jeanine Tesori
There are jus times when you can’t let the right thing stand in yo way.
Winston Groom
In other words, homosexuality was no longer to be considered an illegal form of debauchery or perversion in which one willingly engaged a person of his own sex, but a mental illness which one blamed on his mother. Consequently, a homosexual is not responsible for his behavior – it’s his mother’s fault!
Tim LaHaye
I’ve always been drawn to the extremes of human behavior, and crime fiction is a great way to explore the lives and stories of fascinating people.
Nick Petrie
Young black men are guilty of criminal behavior not because of the alleged crimes they might commit but because they are the product of a collective imagination paralyzed by the racism of a white supremacist culture they can only view them as a dangerous nightmare.
Henry Giroux
The reason the way of the transgressor is hard is because it’s so crowded.
Kin Hubbard
Great wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data.
Peter Drucker
Gratitude: An imaginary emotion that rewards an imaginary behavior, altruism. Both imaginaries are false faces for selfishness, which is a real and honest emotion.
Robert A. Heinlein
I think everyone understands when these cycles are disrupted, especially in terms of institutionalized poverty, it’s always will be difficult – patterns are put into place, and certain behaviors keep getting repeated.
James Redford
The actual organization of behavior goes on the level of the individual nerve cells and their connections, and we have a hundred billion nerve cells, probably a hundred trillion connections. It’s just mind-boggling to think of all the different ways in which they’re arranged in a baby’s head.
Steven Pinker
I believe that poverty is often the result of inappropriate behavior – out-of-wedlock births, dropping out of school, crime and drugs – which should not be rewarded. But often it isn’t, and common decency requires that we take care of the least of these.
Joe Klein
Religion is behavior and not mere belief.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Its likely that a general pattern of behavior among threatened human societies is to become more blindered, rather than more focused on the crisis, as they fall.
Ed Ayres
When women are relegated to moods, mannerisms, and contours that conform to a single ideal of beauty and behavior, they are captured in both body and soul, and are no longer free.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors.
BrenГ© Brown
The organization reflects the behavior and characteristics of the CEO, and that establishes the culture. Foster an environment of open communication, and the organization inherits a culture of open communication.
Peter Levine
Any abhorrent behavior is more interesting to me. I’m always amazed when somebody asks me, ‘Why don’t you write something about nice people?’ Because nice people are boring, that’s why.
Terence Winter
One bully changing their behavior for the better can have a profound effect on many, many lives.
Hunter King
After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.
Marshall Goldsmith
Plants can’t very well defend themselves by their behavior, so they resort to chemical warfare, and plants are saturated with toxins and irritants to deter creatures like us who want to eat them.
Steven Pinker
As many an architect will tell you, human behavior changes according to the environment.
Peter Gabriel
I certainly relish the chance to play a woman who didn’t have to conform in any way ever to expected behavior or desirable behavior or attractive behavior.
Rosamund Pike
Time and time again we forget all too easily that nonviolent action embraces a wide and imaginative range of behavior which can always be stepped up.
Petra Kelly
When we prolong negative behavior – the kind that hurts the people we love or the kind that hurts us in some way – we are leading a changeless life in the most hazardous manner. We are willfully choosing to be miserable and making others miserable, too.
Marshall Goldsmith
Bill Clinton was punished for his behavior.
Star Jones
In many ways, acting is really like a science to me to figure out the human behavior of any character that I’m playing.
Pauley Perrette
Stepping back, just being in my little Stoicism Susan bubble, if what people know you for is bringing light to an issue about bad behavior, about bad stuff going on and laws not being followed and people being treated inappropriately, why wouldn’t I want that? That’s a badge of honor.
Susan Fowler
The thing that has always interested me in the kinds of shows that I do have more to do with the consequences of behavior than the behavior itself. Pulling a trigger and shooting somebody, or dismembering somebody.
Steven Bochco
Testifying has helped me understand that one individual’s behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself
Anita Hill
As a founder of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, I would often police the streets in a bulletproof vest one day during the high-crime 1980s and 1990s and protest bad behavior by cops the next.
Eric Adams
What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.
Newt Gingrich
If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning.
Kenneth L. Pike
I am not a big fan of Mike Tyson. I almost idolized him for what he did in the ring – he was such a great fighter. But his behavior out of the ring… he needed to realize he was in the public eye, and there is a responsibility.
Tommy Morrison
The basis of all good human behavior is kindness.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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
Fear is the culprit that robs us of our greatest lives. And although it’s mostly made up or a learned behavior from our past, almost everybody I’ve ever met in my life struggles with fear.
Debbie Ford
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
Warren Buffett
If networks are to be more efficient…this will come about only on the basis of a high level of trust and the existence of shared norms of ethical behavior between network members
Francis Fukuyama
Opinions: men’s thoughts about great subjects. Taste: their thoughts about small ones: dress, behavior, amusements, ornaments.
George Eliot
A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.
Dalai Lama
We’re not accustomed to giving women the space to express the full range of emotions and flaws that men are permitted. Anger and aggressiveness aren’t part of the scale of what is acceptable behavior in women, whereas men – in reality and in fiction – are allowed a much fuller range of emotion.
Marjorie Liu
Problems of human behavior still continue to baffle us, but at least in the Library we have them properly filed.
Anita Brookner
Is it possible to put an end to a form of human behavior which has existed throughout history by means of photography?
James Nachtwey
I connect with just plain old everyday people. Human behavior fascinates me, the people who are the nuts and bolts of this country who help hold up the world.
Sissy Spacek
I’m very lucky to work at bitly, with a data set that allows us to explore human social behavior at the scale of human social behavior.
Hilary Mason
Forgiveness works two ways, in most instances. People have to forgive themselves too. The powerful have to forgive themselves for their behavior. That should be a sacred process.
Sidney Poitier
One of the greatest lessons of my own life was learning to turn the inner rampage of hatred and anger toward my own father for his reprehensible behavior and abandonment of his family into an inner reaction more closely aligned with God and God-realized love.
Wayne Dyer
Humans have continued to evolve quite a lot over the past ten thousand years, and certainly over 100 thousand. Sure, our biology affects our behavior. But it’s unlikely that humans’ early evolution is deeply relevant to contemporary psychological questions about dating or the willpower to complete a dissertation.
Annalee Newitz
The Internet challenges traditional ways of distributing and processing information and so encourages new standards and behavior.
Ethan Zuckerman
The Clintons represent the highest level of corruption, but no one has the courage to mention it. Instead they talk about Rudy Giuliani. Over a lifetime of excellent service, there’s never been a hint of corruption in his behavior but everybody investigates him.
Jackie Mason
My happiness isn’t connected to my husband’s or my boss’s or my children’s behavior. You have control over your own actions, your own well-being.
Michelle Obama
I find, however, it’s a much more freeing way to live. It certainly beats walking around with the “Don’t you know who I think I am?” voice in your head. I find that only leads me down dark monkey-mind paths and patterns of behavior that benefits no one.
Patrick Fabian
That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another.
Kenneth L. Pike
He is the Truth, and He wants us to deal in truth with ourselves and our loved ones. We want the truth about you and your family to flood into and overrun the secrets that keep you in bondage to dysfunctional behavior and relationships
Henry Cloud
Our behavior is governed by principles. Living in harmony with them brings positive consequences; violating them brings negative consequences.
Stephen Covey
One of my pleasures is observing people’s behavior and pointing out the inconsistencies that we all sort of have at the center of our lives.
Stephen McCauley
The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.
Carol S. Dweck
My true inspirations are my kids and my husband. I’m also inspired by stories of my extended family, friends, and even strangers who cause me to look at my life and behavior and encourage me to be the best person, mother, daughter, and friend that I can be.
Trista Sutter
Babies are born whole and then they go through experiences in life that chip away at some of that, and it becomes learned behavior.
Ari Graynor
Being abroad makes you conscious of the whole imitative side of human behavior. The ape in man.
Mary McCarthy
Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit as your undesired behavior was before.
Mike Hawkins
The most dangerous of all behaviors may consist of doing things ‘because we’re supposed to.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Most bad behavior comes from insecurity.
Debra Winger
Distinguish between the person and the behavior or performance.
Stephen Covey
What’s the good of being stoical if nobody notices?
Mason Cooley
Love is worthless unless it acts out, unless it’s expressed in deed and behavior.
David Jeremiah
Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
Boethius
The Constitution was not written to restrain the citizen’s behavior, it was writtne to restrain the government’s behavior.
Rand Paul
No matter what’s happening in your life, you can change the trajectory of events by closing your eyes, reviewing your thought and behavior, and sending love wherever you’ve been withholding it.
Marianne Williamson
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
Margaret Mead
A child’s natural form of behavior is play, and in our aim to educate, play should be honored and preserved for as long past childhood as can be.
Rebecca Goldstein
This American government has become very adept at attaching labels to people who defend themselves, so that the general population in America will condone their behavior.
Leonard Peltier
Disarming behavior, where you have two sides involved in a conflict that everybody has stereotypes of the evil other side that is convinced that they would never ever do something reasonable. If a leader on one of those sides were to defy those stereotypes then it would change everything.
Guy Burgess
Acknowledging the unproductive thoughts and ineffective behavior that you’ve tried to ignore can be uncomfortable. But, stepping out of your comfort zone and choosing to proactively address bad habits will skyrocket your ability to create long-lasting change.
Amy Morin
At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behavior but only one species of animal ever, so far as we know, has exhibited homophobic behavior – and that’s the human being.
Stephen Fry
There’s a lot of middle school behavior in Washington, D.C. I look at that and I say, ‘I’ve seen that before,’ it was just with a 14-year-old.
James Lankford
I love life. I’m fascinated by human behavior because that feeds back into my work.
Joseph Fiennes
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Sigmund Freud
Accept yourself. But realize your behaviors can be bad.
David D. Burns
our unconscious reactions come out of a locked room, and we can’t look inside that room. but with experience we become expert at using our behavior and our training to interpret – and decode – what lies behind our snap judgment and first impressions.
Malcolm Gladwell
When an individual is awake, almost all he does and says is inspired by the model of behavior that the society imposes,even without his being aware of it.
Erich Fromm
Obama’s view of the tax code is inherently political: Whom can we hit next? Energy companies, jet owners, bankers? Instead, the question should be how to promote economic efficiency by raising revenue without trying to manipulate corporate or personal behavior.
John Sununu
I think we’ve told a lot of lies about human behavior through film.
Patricia Arquette
Words, especially when yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child’s self-confidence. The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behavior. Our sons and daughters don’t need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their already wounded egos.
Jack Canfield
I don’t want traffic behavior, I want social behavior.
Hans Monderman
The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
Aldous Huxley
When you see a culture where the intellectual architects of the invasion are not shamed for their behavior but rewarded within the mainstream media culture, black comedy, satire, absurdism is the only response.
John Cusack
Synergy means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Explaining “why” to a dog is pretty useless. You have to engage their instincts in order to change their behavior.
Cesar Millan
Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture.
Jacque Fresco
They are intent on making every conversation and every form of behaviour in the world known to them.
Edward Snowden
Valued achievements connect to people at a deeper level—and a deeper level can change behavior that is generally very difficult to change.
John P. Kotter
Always act as if you were seen.
Baltasar Gracian
I had friendships with two people in my life who, when I attempted to do my habitual behavior of building a case to break up with them, wouldn’t allow me to do it. They both said to me, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ And that moved me so deeply.
Jane Lynch
My work involves online dating, but I believe almost every behavior exhibited online has an offline corollary. Really, the medium doesn’t change human nature.
Sam Yagan
I like analyzing human behavior. It’s complex. That’s what keeps me going.
Julia Stiles
Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
Gene Tierney
I have been studying women’s political behavior since the early 1970s and first identified the gender gap in 1980 with the help of legendary pollster Louis Harris.
Eleanor Smeal
I realized that that Golden Rule does not exist online. You are not held to that same standard as when there is a teacher in the room or someone monitoring behavior.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
What must underlie successful epidemics, in the end, is a bedrock belief that change is possible, that people can radically transform their behavior or beliefs in the face of the right kind of impetus.
Malcolm Gladwell
Your group has a right and responsibility to preside over your behavior and you have a responsibility to make that behavior in a manner that does not endanger the group.
John Henrik Clarke
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
Malcolm Gladwell
As for the concept of collective guilt, I personally think that it is totally unjustified to hold one person responsible for the behavior of another person or a collective of persons.
Viktor E. Frankl
He had some measure of the infuriating trait that causes a young man to be a nonconformist for its own sake and found that the surest way to shock most people, in those days, was to believe that some kinds of behavior were bad and others good, and that it was reasonable to live one’s life accordingly.
Neal Stephenson
One study says that 90 percent of our everyday behavior is based on our habits. . . That means how we treat people, how we spend our money, what we watch, what we listen to – 90 percent of the time, we’re on autopilot. We do what we’ve always done.
Joel Osteen
Entitlement is just the grossest kind of human behavior.
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Girls learn how to relate to men from the way their fathers love them. And if their fathers really love them and want the very best for them, then they’ve seen that kind of good behavior that they’d want in a husband.
Laura Bush
Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.
Travis Bradberry
One of the things we did at PayPal was collaborative filtering and machine learning: looking at patterns of human behavior. We used it there to predict when people would try to cheat the system to get money. But you can predict pretty much any behavior with a certain amount of accuracy.
Max Levchin
I like ideas. I find them more exciting than human behavior for the most part.
John Banville
Wise men read very sharply all of your private history in your look and gait and behavior.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.
Temple Grandin
Behaviorism is sometimes criticized as encouraging unethical behavior. For example, most organizations offer rewards for increasing revenue and threat of punishment, perhaps firing if you don’t “make your number.”
Marty Nemko
It is not my place to make judgments about the behavior of any other footballer. Cars and women, things like that, have never been important to me. My family, and my belief in God and Jesus are the things which determine my life. I do want to live my life in the right way, and live my life close to God.
Kaka
For me, it’s often about consumption behavior. I focus my energy on understanding the heavy user. They are “odd” but hold opportunity. I ask: how do they use the product, what motivates them, how can we clone them.
Michael J. Silverstein
No, the only way to know what people think is to watch what they do, not what they say. Do they come back for more? Do you cause them to change their behavior? Can you make them smile?
Seth Godin
My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability–take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.
Brandon Sanderson
Manchester United could have any goalkeeper in the world. I was a 23-year-old kid from New Jersey who, from an early age, had to cope with Tourette’s Syndrome, a brain disorder that can trigger speech and facial tics, vocal outbursts and obsessive compulsive behavior.
Tim Howard
Religion is one of the most important forces in the world. Whether you are a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew, or a Hindu, religion is a great force, and it can help one have command of one’s own morality, one’s own behavior, and one’s own attitude.
Nelson Mandela
I would not say that ethical behavior is not possible for the atheist or agnostic. It is. A couple of pretty good examples are Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre. However, I will have to say that if we take the human lot as a whole, these two men must be seen as exceptions.
Huston Smith
The vast majority of women who marry still take their husband’s name. And I’m not vilifying that behavior! But that’s a pattern where women are truly still taking on their husbands’ identities.
Rebecca Traister
I am put on my best behavior, which means the same thing as the most uncomfortable behavior.
Lin Yutang
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others? weaknesses and fault. Kindness is extended to all–to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of stations as well as the high.
Ezra Taft Benson
When you’re directing an ongoing series, the tone has already been set. So a director will come in and fulfill that tone – reinforce the characters and their behavior. The challenge is to find unique ways that you can visually tell the story while keeping the established tone and the pace and the characters.
Bryan Cranston
The major problem with most attempts to predict a specific outcome, such as interviews, is decontextualization: the attempt takes place in a generalized environment, as opposed to the context in which a behavior or trait naturally occurs.
Maria Konnikova
If the film isn’t in some way going to study behavior then I’m not interested, but the reason why I’m not interested in directing in film is that it would take me, to be as good an artist as I feel I am an actor, it would take me another 35 just to conquer.
Bruce Dern
For some people, a one-night stand doesn’t make any difference in a seven-year love affair. I don’t believe the degree of betrayal is always commensurate with the egregiousness of the behavior. They are two separate things.
Esther Perel
Changing behavior is less a matter of giving people analysis to influence their thoughts than helping them to see a truth to influence their feelings.
John P. Kotter
Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.
Stephen Covey
To rescue people from the natural consequences of their behavior is to render them powerless.
Henry Cloud
We live in the new world where camera phones are everywhere, and you have to be on your best behavior at all times.
Scotty Lago
As an actor, I have to watch people and observe their behaviors – this is how I create characters.
Josh McDermitt
I’m used to shifting languages because my father used to speak to us, to my brother and I, he used to speak in English. He wanted us to be quite fluent in English, especially when he was trying to correct our behavior; he would do that in English.
J. M. G. Le Clezio
When there’s a good fit between skills and expectations, there’s what we call compatibility, and we would expect a good outcome. When there’s a poor fit between expectations and the capacity of the kid, there is incompatibility, and that’s when we see people exhibit challenging behavior.
Ross W. Greene
Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.
Carolina Herrera
Boldness is behavior born out of belief.
Craig Groeschel
The Bhagavad Gita is not as nice a book as some Americans think…Throughout the Mahabharata … Krishna goads human beings into all sorts of murderous and self-destructive behaviors such as war…. The Gita is a dishonest bookВ .
Wendy Doniger
If people are smokers, don’t they have to pay more? Sometimes, you get your insurance cheaper if you are a nonsmoker. So, let the markets sort this out and insurance sort it out, but not having dictates by the government saying thou, you must do this and your behavior doesn’t matter, you know?
Ron Paul
Once upon a time, it was hard to decipher what was more difficult to stomach: the foolish, detrimental behavior of a professional athlete or the apologists disguised as their inner circle, eager to excuse the inexcusable. And then there came Allen Iverson, who didn’t make it difficult at all.
Stephen A. Smith
Along with others, I have tried to pry economists away from narrow assumptions about self interest. Behavior is driven by a much richer set of values and preferences.
Gary Becker
There isn’t a specific Trump philosophy. That’s why you’re never gonna be able to pin Trump down on. He doesn’t have a political philosophy like conservatism or liberalism or moderatism. He’s just day-to-day whatever he wants and needs, he’s got a behavior pattern and a process to get there, pure and simple.
Rush Limbaugh
We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.
Graydon Carter
If I would follow your advice and Jesus could perceive it, he, as a Jewish teacher, surely would not approve of such behavior.
Albert Einstein
I am proactive and looking to change my own behavior rather than others’ – which is generally much more successful!
Daphne Oz
Active management leads to lots of poor investor behavior. It sends people chasing after whoever has the hot hand at the moment.
Barry Ritholtz
As a function of the easy access to information provided by the Internet, and the ease with which it can be shared thanks to social media, consumers are now better informed as to the behavior of brands and the multiple global crises we face.
Simon Mainwaring
Identical twins are ideal lab specimens for studying the difference between learned and inherited traits since they come from the womb preloaded with matching genetic operating systems. Any meaningful differences in their behaviors or personalities are thus likely to have been acquired, not innate.
Jeffrey Kluger
You could not have evolved a complex system like a city or an organism – with an enormous number of components – without the emergence of laws that constrain their behavior in order for them to be resilient.
Geoffrey West
A Code of Honor: 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.
Bruce Jay Friedman
Sometimes you don’t really understand the characters you do. I don’t need to. Most of the behavior is obscure and I don’t mind that. On the contrary, it’s a fuel for me, to find out who the character is. As the spectator is finding out, I find out about the character myself.
Isabelle Huppert
Scientists’ minds may jump around like amorous toads, but they do seem to accept such behavior in one another.
Caleb Carr
Study the public behavior of top stars and you can detect a keen attentiveness to brand value.
Peter Bart
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
Selfishness is the bedrock on which all moral behavior starts and it can be immoral only when it conflicts with a higher moral imperative.
Robert A. Heinlein
Egocentrism appears to us as a form of behavior intermediate between purely individual and socialized behavior.
Jean Piaget
‘m really proud of it. To me, it’s a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character’s massive survival guilt.
Dwight Yoakam
In any given instance, behavior can be predicted best by considering both self-efficacy and outcome beliefs . . . different patterns of self-efficacy and outcome beliefs are likely to produce different psychological effects
Albert Bandura
Increased physical activity during the school day can help children’s attention, classroom behavior, and achievement test scores. Meanwhile, the decline of play is closely linked to ADHD; behavioral problems; and stunted social, cognitive, and creative development.
Darell Hammond
So from a long time ago, every year 700,000 Mexicans have only three routes to take: migration, the informal economy and the path to antisocial behavior.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Well in the history of the See’s Candy Company they always say, “I never did it before, and I’m never going to do it again.” And we cashier them. It would be evil not to, because terrible behavior spreads.
Charlie Munger
School is now a place where punishment and discipline are prioritized over serving students and educating them. Any moment where a student falls outside scripted behavior becomes an opportunity for law enforcement to come in, criminalizing ordinary things people do every day.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
I think there are periods in this country when behavior is abhorrent: McCarthy, Watergate, Bill Clinton. It’s just a question of how the checks and balances in the American system work and how leaders stand up to it or don’t stand up to it.
Jake Tapper
What is indisputable is the fact that unbelief is the force that gives birth to all of our bad behavior and every moral failure. It is the root.
Tullian Tchividjian
Knowing about the neurobiological and evolutionary basis for social behavior can soften the arrogance and self-righteousness that often attends discussions of morality. It may help us all to think a little more carefully and rationally.
Patricia Churchland
Religion is nothing more than a useless and sometimes dangerous, evolutionary accident. Religious behavior may be a misfiring, an unfortunate byproduct of an underlying psychological propensity which in other circumstances is, or once was, useful.
Richard Dawkins
Suspensions convey the critical message to students and parents that certain behavior is inconsistent with being a member of the school community. Pretend suspensions, in which a student is allowed to remain in the school community, do not convey that message.
Eva Moskowitz
Motivation is an inner force that compels behavior. Your inner drives will propel you further and faster than external perks.
Denis Waitley
More often than not, the belief that you are bad contributes to the “bad” behavior. Change and learning occur most readily when you (a) recognize that an error has occurred and (b) develop a strategy for correcting the problem. An attitude of self-love and relaxation facilitates this, whereas guilt often interferes.
David D. Burns
I have no desire to sell Rent the Runway. I have a 50-year vision for Rent the Runway, at least, to change consumer behavior and actually put the closet in the cloud.
Jennifer Hyman
It is more important to understand the ground of your own behavior than to understand the motives of another.
Dag Hammarskjold
The worst thing you can do for your loved one caught in alcoholism or addiction is to help the person continue in the deception that he or she is OK. Your best course of action is to speak the truth in love (see Eph. 4:15) and don’t allow him or her to escape the consequences of wrong behavior.
Neil T Anderson
Yes, creative people are more prone to addiction or addictive behavior. But, equally as prone is your mailman, your mother, your brother, your friend, the guy who does your banking. It’s everywhere. The thing that happens in the press sometimes is Whitney Houston. She was just an addict. Just like your uncle Steve.
Kristen Johnston
The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
John Dos Passos
I find that it’s easier to do parts that are wrapped up in different hair and wardrobe and eras, and different period behavior, than it is to play closer to the present.
Scott Bakula
Judges cannot – nor should they try to – align our legal system with the Church’s moral teaching whenever the two diverge. They should, however, conform their own behavior to the Church’s standard.
Amy Coney Barrett
The question is not whether but how do the actions of a given gene influence some interesting aspect of behavior.
Jeffrey C. Hall
The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
R. D. Laing
My favorite scary movie was always ‘Halloween.’ I love that there’s hidden emotion underneath Michael Myers’ psychotic behavior. Plus, he has the best mask, hands-down.
Chris Zylka
All feelings are acceptable, but all behavior isn’t.
Mary Pipher
The moment when you are most repelled by a child’s behavior, that is your warning light to draw the very closest to that child.
Ann Voskamp
Because there are little to no consequences for conducting cyberattacks, criminals and nation-states are becoming bolder in their threats and behavior. Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are increasingly hacking into U.S. companies and government networks for espionage purposes or financial gain.
Michael McCaul
Grace is never cheap. It is absolutely free to us, but infinitely expensive to God… Anyone who is prone to use grace as a license for irresponsible, sinful behavior, surely does not appreciate the infinite price God paid to give us His grace.
Jerry Bridges
Grace doesn’t lead us into destructive behavior. Sin does. And grace is the only remedy for sin. The kindness of God leads to repentance.
Tullian Tchividjian
This hetero – normative behavior and herd mentality is dangerous. It’s okay to be different.
Rose McGowan
It’s about average for us. Behavior always draws more than survey. We’re the sexy ones,’ Nate said with a grin. Amy snorted. ‘Oh, yeah, you guys are the Mae Wests of the nerd world.’ We’re action nerds,’ Nate said. ‘Adventure nerds. Nerds of romance.
Christopher Moore
The advantage of the consumer businesses is they tend to be much broader-based, much larger number of customers, that tend to over time be a lot more predictable. The advantage of the enterprise companies is they are not as subject to consumer trend, fad, behavior.
Marc Andreessen
Design needs to be plugged into human behavior. Design dissolves in behavior.
Naoto Fukasawa
Maybe [success] is because I’m in China and I’m more open. Maybe it’s my independent behavior, or because I participated in certain projects. I have no idea.
Ai Weiwei
I’m always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it’s far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable.
Adam Baldwin
No behavior can be changed before it’s acknowledged. And no addiction is beyond the reach of Love.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
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
Concerned consumers are realizing that they can use social media to organize themselves around shared values to start effective movements. Social media gives them a sounding board to share ideas, as well as a means to punish irresponsible corporate behaviors.
Simon Mainwaring
This script was just so much smarter than usual and I’m just fascinated by human behavior.
Angelina Jolie
We must win the common people in every corner. This will be obtained chiefly by means of the schools, and by open, hearty behavior, show, condescension, popularity, and toleration of their prejudices, which we shall at leisure root out and dispel.
Adam Weishaupt
You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don’t like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses.
Jack Canfield
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Bill Cosby
Basically, a human being is a social animal. So, if you create some short moment of happiness for people, you get deep satisfaction.
Dalai Lama
Whether it’s someone struggling with mental illness, someone struggling with poverty or struggling with their own limitations in their social behaviors, for some reason, I’m drawn to characters like that.
Gbenga Akinnagbe
A great deal of our math, science, philosophy, and everyday behavior presupposes that stability and equilibria are the “default” states, and everything else involves some “perturbation.” This is a mental model, a conceptual frame, a tacit belief, a presupposition – whatever you want to call it.
Dale Jamieson
Things have a behavior online, whereas in print, there is a single canonical expression for them, but online everything responds to different criteria or has inherent states to it based on that criteria. So, you have to design that in a different way. It’s a completely different dynamic even though it may look similar.
Khoi Vinh
Sometimes we forget about common sense. Autism is used too much as an excuse for bad behavior.
Temple Grandin
Democrats see our voluntary military supported by taxpayer dollars as their personal Salvation Army. Self-interested behavior, such as deploying troops to serve the nation, is considered boorish in Manhattan salons.
Ann Coulter
While faith need not be monolithic – it can motivate both voting behavior and character development – focus matters. A Christianity constantly looking for political answers to moral and spiritual problems gives believers an excuse to blame other people when they should be looking in the mirror.
J. D. Vance
The most domestic cat, which has lain on a rug all her days, appears quite at home in the woods, and, by her sly and stealthy behavior, proves herself more native there than the regular inhabitants.
Henry David Thoreau
Congressmember Weiner has shown just a pattern of reckless behavior, an inability to tell the truth, and what New Yorkers deserve is a mayor with a record of delivering for them, of vision, and a level of maturity and responsibility.
Christine Quinn
Very often in Chekhov, where he exhibits a little bit of human behavior that you recognize as true, you give a little laugh. It’s like a reflex.
Tom Stoppard
Human behavior is timeless.
Barbara Tuchman
I became acquainted with those martyrs whose behavior in camp, whose suffering and death, bore witness to the fact that the last inner freedom cannot be lost.
Viktor E. Frankl
I believe the election and reelection of Obama were among the most conspicuous acts of denial in recent years. Voters just stopped paying attention. They accepted consistently bad behavior and rewarded it. Then they wonder why they get more bad behavior.
Allen West
Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul.
James Dobson
Funding for women’s healthcare must actually go to fund women’s healthcare, not to line the coffers of an organization under increased scrutiny for reprehensible, inhumane behavior.
Cory Gardner
Looking at voter behavior over the years I’m always interested to see and impressed to see how voters eventually find the key issues that matter to them to cast their vote.
Steven J. Law
The thing that I love is human behavior – why people do what they do, who they are, and the choices that they make – and that has to always be plot driven.
Richard LaGravenese
Mice deficient in this protein, called p11, display depression-like behaviors, while those with sufficient amounts behave as if they have been treated with antidepressants.
Paul Greengard
We police in America in communities of color and economically challenging community, we police based on the behavior of the numerical minority that is committing crime. That small percentage of people who commit crimes in a community becomes the methods that’s used for the entire community.
Eric Adams
Who hath a prospect of the different state of perfect happiness or misery that attends all men after this life, depending on their behavior, the measures of good and evil that govern his choice are mightily changed.
John Locke
On the question of whether a behavioral science can in principle be constructed, we shall take no sides. That some kinds of human behavior can be described and even predicted in terms of objectively verifiable and quantifiable data seems to us to have been established.
Anatol Rapoport
It has always been the task of formal education to set up behavior which would prove useful or enjoyable later in a student’s life.
B. F. Skinner
Most of what has been written about me is one big blur, but I do remember being described in one simple word that I agree with. It was in a piece that tore me apart for my personal behavior, but the writer said that when the music began and I started to sing, I was “honest.”
Frank Sinatra
Nothing predicts future behavior as much as past impunity.
Jane Mayer
The attributes we’re focused on for Mickey are exactly the ones Walt had in mind in the first place. The original Mickey was impish and irreverent. Walt sanitized him because when Mickey got so popular, there was a fear that his behavior was influencing kids.
Bob Iger
I think that people might watch reality television or what they see played out on media outlets and get ideas. We might be more anesthetized to divorce or bad behavior now because of what we see on television or on postings on TMZ. So it definitely could be filtering in to how we conduct ourselves.
Laura Wasser
We have the ability, at such high fidelity, to simulate the physical world through computers. But when the spiritual world or human behavior comes into play, we don’t have a very good model for that at all.
Buzz Aldrin
To deal with these problems – of world population and hunger, of peace, of energy and mineral resources, of environmental pollution, of poverty – we must broaden and deepen our knowledge of nature’s laws, and we must broaden and deepen our understanding of the laws of human behavior.
Herbert A. Simon
Nationalization of private debts undermines prudential lender behavior and is a government intervention in the market.
Joseph Stiglitz
It is no more informative to speak of self-efficacy in global terms than to speak of nonspecific social behavior
Albert Bandura
At what point is someone precluded from availing themselves of the justification of self-defense because of their own poor judgment or bad behavior?
Dan Gelber
I’m the ultimate organizer! My major at Stanford was “Organizational Behavior” so I love to multi-task and stay extra busy.
Gretchen Carlson
Though our conduct seems so very different from that of the higher animals, the primary instincts are much alike in them and in us.
Albert Einstein
What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.
Ezra Taft Benson
Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness.
Mick Jagger
The test, surely, of a creed is not the ability of those who accept it to announce their faith; its test is its ability to change their behavior in the ordinary round of daily life. Judged by that test, I know no religion that has a moral claim upon the allegiance of men.
Harold Laski
I’m still strongly opposed to antismoking laws, strongly opposed to any law that regulates personal behavior.
John Perry Barlow
For kids like me, being called childish can be a frequent occurrence. Every time we make irrational demands, exhibit irresponsible behavior, or display any other signs of being normal American citizens, we are called childish.
Adora Svitak
While the behavior of the Russian government, Putin and Putin punks are abhorrent, nothing will be changed by boycotting the Sochi Winter Games. In fact, those who are appalled by the treatment of LGBT Russian citizens will lose an incredible opportunity for the world to show their disgust.
David Mixner
Even Charles Darwin, that human decoder ring of bizarre behavior, found the idea of saving a stranger’s life to be a total head-scratcher.
Christopher McDougall
You must reward the kind of behavior that you want.
Jim Mattis
What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.
Moby
It’s harder to play a quiet character because everything happens in their stream of consciousness. They’re thinking and feeling the world, but they’re saying very little, so then you have to communicate it through your behavior.
Viola Davis
I’ve got this theory that human beings are innately religious; we have a belief system. It doesn’t have to be a theist form, necessarily. But we need a belief system, some framework on which to hang our behavior.
Tana French
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.
Zach Wamp
I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior. You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends.
Charles Colson
We must change all elements of our behavior that are in conflict with gospel… covenants.
Dallin H. Oaks
I just want to make it clear that I admit that that’s rapey behavior, but I am not a rapist.
David Choe
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
The problem stems from the ADHD. The nutty behavior. You have got all this energy going and you can’t focus on anything. It’s like games at school – like football. I couldn’t play because I couldn’t understand the rules. I couldn’t get offside. I just couldn’t take in the rules.
Shaun Ryder
One thing that I learned that helped me deal with human behavior is confrontation, and I’m not that great with confrontation at all. But once I started to be O.K. with that, the better everybody’s life got.
Kenny Chesney
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
I think chalking up human behavior to evil lets us all off the hook too easily.
Karin Slaughter
Writers should be able to fully deduct from their taxes all writing-related expenses, including alcohol, parking tickets, court judgments, fines for lewd public behavior, Zoloft, and cigarettes.
Chuck Palahniuk
Learning to spot narcissists and deal with their destructive behavior can save you the world of hurt that awaits anyone who mistakes the near enemy for a friend.
Martha Beck
Positive reinforcement changes behavior for the better, while criticism stabilizes negative behaviors and blocks change.
Virginia H. Pearce
No one can change the definition of what behavior is presidential because that definition fundamentally depends on what our form of government requires, not on what one individual prefers.
Bill Kristol
I have friends in politics who really put the friendship to the test through their behavior.
Martin Schulz
If you have expectations, you try to put your standards on someone else’s behavior. The fact is you can’t control anyone but yourself, so creating standards, as opposed to expectations, keeps the ball in your court.
Daphne Oz
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?
Gautama Buddha
I think to try to understand human behavior and why people do what they do, and what in their lives have shaped them and impacted them to be who they are, it’s something. I mean, that’s my entire life.
Haley Bennett
As far as inner action is concerned, we are only rarely truly self-determined persons, for the major part of our conscious mental activity rather is an automatic, unintentional form of behavior on the subpersonal level.
Thomas Metzinger
War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history; it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups.
Jane Goodall
I must confess that I too am a woman and that I am always prepared to applaud a woman who is more daring than I, and is equal to a man in fighting for freedom of behavior.
Paul Gauguin
American society in recent years has been imitating behavior patterns that have produced negative – and sometimes catastrophic – consequences in many other countries around the world.
Thomas Sowell
The Enlightenment dream is a good one. The idea that people should rationally appreciate their place in nature, assess threats and possibilities, and regulate their behavior in response is inspiring.
Dale Jamieson
The assumption that things which have been conjured in the past will always be conjured in the guiding principle not of rational but of animal behavior.
C. S. Lewis
Psychology, as the behaviorist views it, is a purely objective, experimental branch of natural science which needs introspection as little as do the sciences of chemistry and physics…. The position is taken here that the behavior of man and the behavior of animals must be considered in the same plane.
John B. Watson
Perhaps there cannot be a better way of judging of what manner of spirit we are of, than to see whether the actions of our life are such as we may safely commend them to God in our prayers.
William Law
While values drive behaviors, principles govern consequences.
Stephen Covey
It is highly possible that what is called ‘talented behavior’ is simply a greater individual capacity for experiencing. From this point of view, it is in the increasing of the individual capacity for experiencing that the untold potentiality of a personality can be evoked.
Viola Spolin
To whatever degree he may have desacralized the world, the man who has made his choice in favor of a profane life never succeeds in completely doing away with religious behavior.
Mircea Eliade
There is no way to use non-Christian language and logic to arrive at Christian utterances, conclusions, and behavior.
Greg L. Bahnsen
I would not suggest the U.S. should sit down with the North Koreans bilaterally immediately after they’ve fired missiles – because the appearance is that you reward bad behavior. But if North Korea behaves for some period of time, I would pretty much favor direct talks.
Richard Armitage
The standard of good behavior for the continuance in office of the judicial magistracy is certainly one of the most valuable of the modern improvements in the practice of government.
Alexander Hamilton
You can read a lot about a country by looking at its beaches: across cultures, the beach is that rare public space in which all absurdities and quirky national behaviors can be found.
Martin Parr
The argument that ‘boys will be boys’ actually carries the profoundly anti-male implication that we should expect bad behavior from boys and men. The assumption is that they are somehow not capable of acting appropriately, or treating girls and women with respect.
Jackson Katz
Winning at money is 80 percent behavior and 20 percent head knowledge. What to do isn’t the problem; doing it is. Most of us know what to do, but we just don’t do it. If I can control the guy in the mirror, I can be skinny and rich.
Dave Ramsey
When you take the time to understand why your parents did the things they did, you stand a good chance of learning more about your own behavior.
Lisa Ling
Maternal behavior helps when you have to be patient with nonverbal creatures.
Jane Goodall
The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.
Robert Conquest
We can only undo the election if the behavior meets the constitutional standard of subverting and threatening our system of government.
Zoe Lofgren
Only praise behavior that you want to be repeated. Never use false praise.
Dean Smith
Pain prompts us to change behavior that is destructive to ourselves or to others. Pain can be a highly effective instructor.
Tony Dungy
I begin with the premise that behavior is an incredibly important element in medicine. Peoples habits, their willingness to quit smoking, their willingness to take steps to avoid transmission of HIV, are all behavioral questions.
Harold E. Varmus
Barbara Parkins was so rude and petty all of the time. I just found her behavior to be so silly.
Lana Wood
Zoocentrism is the primary fallacy of human sociobiology, for this view of human behavior rests on the argument that if the actions of “lower” animals with simple nervous systems arise as genetic products of natural selection, then human behavior should have a similar basis.
Stephen Jay Gould
I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity, when, in fact, it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder.
Chuck Palahniuk
To please the Divine, our character, our behavior should be absolutely clean.
Nirmala Srivastava
It is hard to get animals which normally pay little attention to each other to do things together. One can teach dolphins to jump simultaneously out of the water precisely because they show similar behavior spontaneously, but try to make two domestic cats jump together and you will fail.
Frans de Waal
Subjective conscious mind is an analog of what is called the real world. It is built up with a vocabulary or lexical field whose terms are all metaphors or analogs of behavior in the physical world.
Julian Jaynes
Man is an animal with primary instincts of survival. Consequently his ingenuity has developed first and his soul afterwards. The progress of science is far ahead of man’s ethical behavior.
Charlie Chaplin
To become “memorable” do things that are somewhat unexpected. Dress, or talk, in ways that draw attention. And mostly, don’t follow all the “rule for behavior” so closely.
Jeffrey Pfeffer
If women’s choices – such as taking time off to rear children – make them less productive in the economy, does adolescent boys’ behavior in school make them even less so, because they are missing the educational potential of their formative years?
Sendhil Mullainathan
Fully 95 percent of our behavior, feeling, and response is habitual.
Maxwell Maltz
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
When something becomes so important to you that it drives your behavior and commands your emotions, you are worshipping it.
J. D. Greear
When we come to worship the God and Father of us all and to partake of the sacrament symbolizing the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we should be as comely and respectful, as dignified and appropriate as we can be. We should be recognizable in appearance as well as in behavior that we truly are disciples of Christ.
Jeffrey R. Holland
When the mind is clear, behavior is always impeccable.
Sylvia Boorstein
This is serious, if Martha gets the maximum sentence on all counts, she could serve 20 years in prison. Of course, you have to take off time off for good behavior, which means 20 years in prison.
Conan O’Brien
One does not marry to become a judge of the spouse’s behavior. If a marriage license is mistaken for a hunting license and disapproval, punishment, and threat of withdrawal of love are employed as weapons, all one bags is one’s own unhappiness.
Jo Coudert
It’s very difficult to make a 100% turnaround. It’s tough when you actually do exhibit patterns of bad behavior. You need to have a very strong support system of people who are willing to keep you in your place if you’re going to overcome these things.
Daniel Cormier
The desire to keep doing what we love supersedes the desire to penalize bad behavior.
Nell Scovell
An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.
Viktor E. Frankl
Minnesotans hate zeal. Zeal is right up there on the list of suspicious emotional behaviors like joy and despair. Always err on the side of blandness.
Tami Hoag
Mass communication communicates massively: its language lacks precise articulation and avoids demanding terms; it argues for the kind of behavior in life which will make a “good program”: ethic equals showbiz.
Frederic Raphael
… two men could be just alike in all their dispositions to verbal behavior under all possible sensory stimulations, and yet themeanings or ideas expressed in their identically triggered and identically sounding utterances could diverge radically, for the two men, in a wide range of cases.
Willard Van Orman Quine
Every relationship either gives energy to us or withholds energy from us, according to what we give to or withhold from it. And it’s not only our behavior toward others, but our very thoughts about them, that builds and/ or destroys relationships.
Marianne Williamson
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
Patrick J. Kennedy
We mute the realization of malevolence- which is too threatening to bear – by turning offenders into victims themselves and by describing their behavior as the result of forces beyond their control.
Anna C Salter
Don’t make misrepresentations to anyone you deal with. If you believe the other person may have misunderstood you, correct any misunderstanding you find exists. Honesty is integral to ethical behavior, and trustworthiness is essential for good, lasting relationships.
Buck Rodgers
Simplicity has power. Founding our life on constructive, positive behavior is the simplest, most direct, and powerful approach I’ve ever found-simple, but not easy.
Dan Millman
Political scientists have long argued that party identification is the best possible predictor of voting behavior and is remarkably sticky over time.
Rick Perlstein
Of course, Behaviourism ‘works’. So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense, down-to-earth behaviourist, a few drugs, and simple electrical appliances, and in six months I will have him reciting the Athanasian Creed in public.
W. H. Auden
I think we have to get back the value of behavior that is consistent with being taught: that’s to say, respecting teachers, listening, and not always expecting your opinion to take precedence.
Isabelle Adjani
In life, my childish behavior is the good kind, not to where it’s annoying and, ‘Wow, someone sit him down and give him a bottle, give him a Pamper.’ It’s like, ‘This situation is very heavy, but RJ is here, so he’ll lighten things up a little.’
RJ Cyler
Well, what is acting but the study of human behavior? And that’s so fascinating to me.
Amy Smart
What we all want, really, is to be loved. That craving drives our worst behavior.
Jodi Picoult
I still care about human behavior and the art that it takes to write a good piece and to get a cast together who cares enough to put 150 percent of their talent into a project.
Martin Landau
To not apologize for the behavior of the players to another manager is unthinkable. It’s a disgrace, but I don’t expect Wenger to ever apologize…he’s that type of person.
Alex Ferguson
The ability of businesses to monitor our behavior is already a fact of life, and it isn’t going away. Of course we must protect our privacy rights. But if we’re smart, we’ll also use the data that is being collected to improve our own lives.
Richard Thaler
I think there is having a behavior that is disrespectful to women that goes unchecked, where your manhood is defined by sexual conquests, where you trade stories with your friends and no one checks anyone. At 19, that was normal.
Nate Parker
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
Fran Lebowitz
It should be possible to say that there really is such as thing as “genius” and that what it is, is precisely a surprising and unexpected movement away from collective patterns of behavior and received wisdom.
William Irwin Thompson
What the framers of the Constitution tried to achieve when they wrote that Constitution back in the 1700s was an independent federal judiciary. They wanted federal judges to be appointed by the president, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and to serve for good behavior.
Sandra Day O’Connor
We all have an idea of how we like to be treated that we would like others to adhere to, and somehow we’ve gotten in our heads that the perfect person for us will just know what this code of behavior is.
Emily V. Gordon
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one two things: either love, or a call for love.
Marianne Williamson
Principles are natural laws that are external to us and that ultimately control the consequences of our actions. Values are internal and subjective and represent that which we feel strongest about in guiding our behavior.
Stephen Covey
It’s too bad that it takes egregious behavior or some kind of crisis to get people to take notice and get clearer about things that were just below the surface.
Peter Buffett
Behavior shapes emotions.
A. J. Jacobs
My definition of success: When your core values and self-concept are in harmony with your daily actions and behaviors.
John Spence
I was ruined before I got started. I say ruined, but I could say blessed; I was too far gone to believe in it. And I’m shocked how generation after generation repeats the behavior.
Gerald Stern
Being judgmental about your own behavior is actually another cop-out because it makes you feel as though you’re doing something virtuous.
Barbara Sher
Working with the computer gives rise to many opportunities to transcend asocial behavior, because it produces exciting and visually interesting things to share, whether it’s by creating video games, computer art or sharing exciting Web sites.
Seymour Papert
You wouldn’t be caught wearing cheap perfume, would you? Then why do you want to wear cheap perfume in your conduct?
Margaret Culkin Banning
In the past, modeling influences were largely confined to the styles of behavior and social practices in one’s immediate community. The advent of television vastly expanded the range of models to which members of society are exposed day in and day out.
Albert Bandura
It’s easier to fall back into old behaviors when you come back to a place where you were a shorter person.
Joseph Dougherty
What kills a person at twenty-five? Leukemia. An accident. But George knows the better odds are that someone who passes at that age dies of unhappiness. Drug overdose. Suicide. Reckless behavior.
Scott Turow
If you’re truly depicting human behavior in an honest way, it is a lot of miscommunication, non-communication, paranoia, passive aggressiveness. People don’t finish sentences. They don’t say what they mean. They lie to each other. They take credit for things that are actually other people’s ideas.
Terence Winter
Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.
Cesar Millan
I think in the case of my father, in terms of the things that influenced me, he never pressed me to go into academics or pressed me to go to a field, and indeed, my behavior was largely to move as far the other direction. I don’t think that’s uncommon with people with very successful parents.
Robert C. Merton
Profanation and violation are part of the perversity of sex, which never will conform to liberal theories of benevolence. Every model of morally or politically correct sexual behavior will be subverted by nature’s daemonic law.
Camille Paglia
Scepticism is never certain of itself, being less a firm intellectual position than a pose to justify bad behavior.
Fulton J. Sheen
We are constantly consuming entertainment; we treat celebrities like role models and royalty. Sometimes destructive behavior gets ignored, or sometimes the pressure breaks them.
Baron Vaughn
Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity set the expectations for behavior; they set a standard for our work. More than just a motto, for the men and women of the FBI, Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity is a way of life.
Robert Mueller
Medicine is probably one of the best backgrounds for a writer to find stories. I always think cops and docs have the best background because we see so much of human behavior, such a range of human emotions.
Tess Gerritsen
You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.
Greg Boyle
What could be more interesting to students than their own behavior and that of others?
Wilbert J. McKeachie
Innocence is a desirable thing, a dainty thing, an appealing thing, in its place; but carried too far, it is merely ridiculous.
Dorothy Parker
What activities, behaviors, or decisions have been most responsible for your success in life? Do more of them.
Brian Tracy
One of the uncertain pleasures of adulthood, for me, has really been about confronting how little I know about the world and how much completely baffles me about the world and human behavior.
Karyn Kusama
We all want a simpler code, but tax reform is about much more. It is about ensuring that everyone pays their fair share. The tax code is also used to promote behavior that we as a nation support, such as home ownership or charitable contributions.
Charles B. Rangel
In my mind, there’s nothing wrong with it. I don’t instinctively know what’s wrong with it. There is a language of the ghetto. There is a language of the barrio. And it’s not good. There is an attitude. There is a behavior. There is a mindset and we wouldn’t anybody to be stuck in it.
Rush Limbaugh
We wear on our faces the results of what we believe and how we behave, and such behavior is most evident in the eyes and on the faces of those who have lived many years.
Gordon B. Hinckley
After a while, we start really believing these things are true. People who have had self-defeating behaviors for a long time, such as people who have been overweight since they were children or people with longtime addictions, actually believe there is no other alternative.
Wayne Dyer
So the first step in seeking happiness is learning. We first have to learn how negative emotions and behaviors are harmful to us and how positive emotions are helpful.
Dalai Lama
Wall Street is littered with clever plans to use financial instruments to change behavior – carbon trading, for example. Some have changed the world, and others failed miserably.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
I think there’s a difference when you make fun of yourself and your own behavior, and when you dishonor or disrespect Christ. If you’re making a mockery of Christ is one thing. But if you’re just joking about human foibles and weaknesses, I think that’s perfectly acceptable.
Patricia Heaton
To me, all human behavior is unpredictable and, considering man’s frailty… and… the ramshackle universe he functions in, it’s… all irrational.
William Faulkner
If you remove the fear of criminal punishment for the nation’s political and financial elites – as we have done – what possible constraint on their behavior does anyone think will remain?
Glenn Greenwald
The teacher’s prime concern should be to ingrain into the pupil that assortment of habits that shall be most useful to him throughout life. Education is for behavior, and habits are the stuff of which behavior consists.
William James
If the world powers are not prepared to insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal is signed, at the very least they should insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal expires.
Benjamin Netanyahu
I love animals and their behavior. I watch cat videos all the time.
David Lowery
I think the behavior of the troops has been a huge factor in the rise of the insurgency and in the rise of the anti-American feelings there[in Iraq].
Yaroslav Trofimov
The holiness of the church means that life, as well as truth, marks Christ’s church; the behavior of Christians in the world must be remarkable enough to cause grudging admiration, astonished curiosity or threatening hostility.
Edmund Clowney
When women are told that sexual harassment is ‘part of the job’ or when assistants of both sexes enable harassing behavior, they have bought into the culture that says such behavior is not just permissible, it is a desirable expression of power.
Pramila Jayapal
Most clients expect experience design to be a discrete activity, solving all their problems with a single functional specification or a single research study. It must be an ongoing effort, a process of continually learning about users, responding to their behaviors, and evolving the product or service.
Dan Brown
The ideas by which people . . . interpret their existence and in measure guide their behavior, were not forged in a world of wealth.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Leadership Is Performance. You Have To Be Conscious Of Your Behavior, Because Everyone Else Is.
Carly Fiorina
The act of giving is simply a behavior, and the gift merely a symbol. It is the energy behind both that will determine their impact on our lives.
Bill Crawford
Elites are once again invoking Reagan, dropping their G’s and saying things in a folksy sort of way that’s meant to capture the hearts of people. And it’s all fraud; it’s all stagecraft. And people are falling for a great deal of elite behavior in this country packaged as if it’s proletariat behavior.
Eugene Jarecki
The personal power that comes from principle-centered living is the power of a self-aware, knowledgeable, proactive individual, unrestricted by the attitudes, behaviors, and actions of others or by many of the circumstances and environmental influences that limit other people.
Stephen Covey
We express true love in obedience to God and service to others- not reckless or selfish behavior- and we choose these behaviors.
Joshua Harris
The CBO does a great job on budget; they do a relatively poor job of what the coverage consequences of a healthcare plan are. Their ability – anybody’s ability – to predict what human behavior is going to be, without looking at the entire construct, is difficult.
Tom Price
Making the extra effort to say thanks in a genuine, personal manner goes a long way. It is pleasurable to do, and it encourages more of the same good behavior.
Richard Branson
We are witnessing a seismic change in consumer behavior. That change is being brought about by technology and the access people have to information.
Howard Schultz
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
The basic idea that incentives can be used to motivate behavior is a powerful one. It works for employees, and it has a clear place in parenting, as anyone who has tried to potty-train a recalcitrant toddler with sticker rewards knows.
Emily Oster
Global climate change is real and we have a limited time to change our behavior or live with the consequences. We can all help by making small changes in our lives to letting our voice be heard by our governing bodies. As has always been the case in this country, if the people demand change, it will come.
Kyra Sedgwick
Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
Henry David Thoreau
Values must be demonstrated through behaviors, but they are truly significant when they represent the beliefs of an entire organization.
Bill Capodagli
The central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems. The core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.
John P. Kotter
The synergetic integral of the totality of all principles is God, whose sum-total behavior in pure principle is beyond our comprehension and is utterly mysterious to us, because as humans–in pure principle–we do not and never will know all the principles
R. Buckminster Fuller
Sexual behavior was also generally considered off limits.
Roger Mudd
How difficult it was for a woman, once she was named by doctors, to become a writer, because many aspects of her behavior that are accepted in the genius or creative man are regarded as dangerous in the woman.
Kate Zambreno
Obviously, marriage is not a synonym for morality. But stable marriages and families do encourage moral behavior.
Gary Bauer
No one can say that this was the decisive and [Russians hacking ] was what elected [Donald] Trump, but clearly his behavior during the campaign in terms of what he said in the week or two before the election was unacceptable.
John Lewis
Persuading through Simplifying – Using computing technology to reduce complex behavior to simple tasks increases the benefit/cost ratio of the behavior and influences users to perform the behavior.
B. J. Fogg
I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.
Roger Bannister
The rewards system is a powerful driver of behavior and therefore culture.
Lou Gerstner
One’s self-image and image of the future have a great deal to do with what that person is motivated to do and able to do, as well as the extent to which he is able to change his behavior.
Ellis Paul Torrance
I’m always concerned that I’m insulting the elder statesmen on the set by my crass behavior.
Heather Langenkamp
When you put loving thoughts and behavior into the world, you plant seeds of self-respect. When you put unloving thoughts and behavior into the world, you destroy seeds of self-respect.
Susan Jeffers
It’s daunting, taking on the task of representing the gay community, because there are so many different facets and different schools of thought and behavior.
Jonathan Groff
Only criminals and bloodsuckers reward bad behavior.
Ted Nugent
In the words of the late Francis Crick…You, your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. (13)
Mary Roach
Can’t you ever get off for good behavior?” “Sure, if I was ever good.
Richelle Mead
Relationships are most likely to fail when we don’t address problems or hold our partner accountable for unfair or irresponsible behavior … the ability to clarify our values, beliefs, and life goals–and then to keep our behavior congruent with them–is at the heart of a solid marriage.
Harriet Lerner
I think Berry Gordy is a genius, I really do, and it’s not a word I throw around lightly. But with all that comes the idiosyncratic behavior of a self-made, talented, creative person, and that’s not easy to come up against.
Suzanne de Passe
There is no better test of a man’s integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.
Marvin Williams
How small we humans are. All our scrambling around, trying to buttress ourselves against death. All our efforts to insulate ourselves against uncertainty with codes of behavior and meaningless busyness.
Nancy Horan
The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits.
Dan Buettner
If the president Donald Trump had connected the Jerusalem question to some other positions, linking it to Israeli and Palestinian behavior or putting the Jerusalem statement in a larger context of U.S. policy, it could have potentially advanced the peace process. But I don’t see how singling it out might help.
Richard N. Haass
In a free society, we will tolerate boorish people, who have abhorrent behavior, but if we’re civilized people, we publicly criticize that, and don’t belong to those groups or don’t associate with those people.
Rand Paul
Or – perhaps – I should just worry about my own behavior and let others be who they are.
Louise Penny
Mr. Spock : ‘I began to study human behavior from an alien perspective, thinking, humans are interesting, sad, foolish, but worthy of study.
Leonard Nimoy
Cultural institutions by and large share one primary objective: herd control. Even when ostensibly benign, their propensity for manipulation, compartmentalization, standardization and suppression of potentially disruptive behavior or ideas, has served to freeze the evolution of consciousness practically in its tracks.
Tom Robbins
Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do.
Malcolm Gladwell
All your behavior results from the thoughts that precede it.
Wayne Dyer
It’s impossible for minorities, impossible for people of color to be ever guilty of hate crimes. Because their only crimes are justified. Their crimes are justifiable. It’s retribution and payback for years and decades and maybe even centuries of oppressive behavior at the hands of the white majority.
Rush Limbaugh
Classifying thoughts, feelings and behaviors as diseases is a logical and semantic error, like classifying whale as fish.
Thomas Szasz
Could hell be a place where there is no self-respect? A place where people have no pride in their own existence or behavior, and thus would have none for anyone or anything else?
Neil Peart
I honestly think that with our generation – Alex Wang, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Christian Cota, Robert Geller – there’s a different expectation of what our behavior should be. People expect designers to be good businesspeople and PR people, and I don’t think partying is a part of that persona the way it used to be.
Joseph Altuzarra
Suppose that there’s a gene that makes you gay if you were bottle-fed but that has some completely different effect if you were breast-fed. So in the days before bottles were invented that gene would not have manifested itself as gay behavior, but now that bottles are common it can do so.
Richard Dawkins
When people align around shared political, social, economic or environmental values, and take collective action, thinking and behavior that compromises the lives of millions of people around the world can truly change.
Simon Mainwaring
Whenever two people come together and their behavior affects one another, you have etiquette.
Emily Post
Behavior is a much better barometer of what you are than words.
Wayne Dyer
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
The kind of violence, looting, destruction that we saw from a handful of individuals in Baltimore, there’s no excuse for that. That’s not a statement. That’s not politics. That’s not activism. That’s just criminal behavior.
Barack Obama
In civilized communities men’s idiosyncrasies are mitigated by the necessity of conforming to certain rules of behavior. Culture is a mask that hides their faces.
W. Somerset Maugham
Women process stress differently. If we can change the workplace culture to make it more welcoming for women, we’re also going to improve behavior, and we’re going to improve outcomes.
Arianna Huffington
I don’t always like my own behavior. I haven’t known anyone who is perfect all the time.
Jennifer Connelly
I’m just saying the producers and people who work on music are getting left out – that’s when it starts getting criminal. It’s like you’re working hard, and you’re not receiving. In any other business, people would be standing before Congress. They have antitrust laws against this kind of behavior.
Jay-Z
Your behavior determines, to some extent, the destiny of your nation and your group.
John Henrik Clarke
Addictive behavior is kind of the inverse of procrastination: procrastination is about not being able to do what you want to do, addiction about not being able to not do what you don’t want to do (drink, use drugs, etc.)
James Surowiecki
It’s natural canine behavior to chew on all sorts of things, roll in other animals’ droppings, hump and fight other dogs, menace anything that invades the home. All these behaviors can be curbed, but that takes a lot of work. Trainers say it requires nearly 2,000 repetitions of a behavior for a dog to completely absorb it.
Jon Katz
The good news is that, at least in economics, I’ve seen movement away from its overemphasis on mathematical models of purely rational behavior to a more eclectic and commonsense approach: research that is, among other things, more respectful of insights from psychology.
Robert J. Shiller
The narrative behind bitcoin has been dominated by bad behavior. The reality is bitcoin is filled with tons of talented developers building infrastructure.
Tyler Winklevoss
I have some sort of affinity for compulsive behavior. The most interesting stories come up from the people on the outside. They don’t waste energy marching to the same drummer most of us do. It gives us an opportunity to look at things in a different way, which is the purest thing cinema can do.
Willem Dafoe
I don’t know a lot about politics. I like talking about human behavior. Politicians are funny to me because they often say one thing and behave a different way.
Stephen Colbert
What many teachers observe as violent behavior is often really just playful aggression.
Brian Sutton-Smith
In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they’re the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Genes are rarely about inevitability, especially when it comes to humans, the brain, or behavior. They’re about vulnerability, propensities, tendencies.
Robert M. Sapolsky
If we allow the United States to set the precedent that national borders don’t matter when it comes to the protection of people’s information, other countries are watching. They’re paying attention to our examples and what is normative behavior in terms of dealing with digital information.
Edward Snowden
In middle age I’ve begun to embrace stress reducing behaviors. Just in doing yoga, for example, my health has improved dramatically.
James Redford
One never gets to know a person’s character better than by watching his behavior during decisive moments…. It is always only danger which forces the most deeply hidden strengths and abilities of a human being to come forth.
Stefan Zweig
Love is a context, not a behavior.
Marilyn Ferguson
War is behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you.
Frank Herbert
It’s impossible to expect polite behavior from people who’ve never witnessed it.
Kathleen Parker
Even if you’re the President of the United States, you still act like a little child and think like a little child sometimes. Childish behavior is what I look for in all of my characters because that is what makes them human.
Stellan Skarsgard
‎”Don’t bother too much about your feelings. When they are humble, loving, brave, give thanks for them; when they are conceited, selfish, cowardly, ask to have them altered. In neither case are they you, but only a thing that happens to you. What matters is your intentions and your behavior
C. S. Lewis
Success always obsoletes the very behavior that achieved it.
Peter Drucker
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
We are all far less rational in our decision-making than standard economic theory assumes. Our irrational behaviors are neither random nor senseless: they are systematic and predictable. We all make the same types of mistakes over and over, because of the basic wiring of our brains.
Dan Ariely
Why somebody has a same-gender attraction… who can say? But what matters is the fact that we know we can control how we behave, and it is behavior which is important.
Lance B. Wickman
Be yourself. If something you do doesn’t work, don’t do it the next time. Listen to yourself – you know what appropriate behavior is.
Greg Behrendt
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.
Camille Paglia
Children know the truth: love is not an emotion, love is behavior.
Andrew Vachss
Self-interest, to be sure, is one of the most important, but we have many other motives – honesty, self-respect, altruism, love, sympathy, faith, sense of duty, solidarity, loyalty, public-spiritedness, patriotism, and so on – that are sometimes even more important than self-seeking as the driver of our behaviors.
Ha-Joon Chang
It’s important to recognize your own self-destructive behavior and be honest about it. You’re only hurting yourself or losing out on your truth and happiness. I’m not afraid to face my own personal stuff. It’s so important to dig it up and figure it out and move on.
Christina Aguilera
The majority should not be punished and subjected to a licensing curfew because of the bad behavior of the minority.
Tessa Jowell
Most people who are on a spiritual path realize their thoughts are crucial to their experiences. If you have negative thoughts, you draw and attract negative experiences to yourself. But knowing that and ruling your behavior by it can seem like two different things.
Doreen Virtue
It is really intolerable that we can say only one thing at a time; for social behavior displays many features at the same time, and so in taking them up one by one we necessarily do outrage to its rich, dark, organic unity.
George C. Homans
[Dinner with Vladimir Putin has] raised a lot of eyebrows among national security officials who looked at [Michael Flynn] and thought these kind of behaviors were not what they had thought what he was like previously.
John Heilemann
My first wish is to be simple in my actions, truthful in my speech, honest in my opinions, and natural in my behavior. In other words, I want to be clean in mind, heart, and body.
Ameen Rihani
Abnormal stresses and strains tend to accentuate man’s animal instincts and provoke irrational and socially disruptive behavior among the less stable individuals in the maddening crowd.
Norman Borlaug
Everyone who has observed human behavior for more than thirty continuous seconds seems to have noticed that people are strongly, perhaps even primarily, perhaps even single-mindedly, motivated to feel happy.
Daniel Gilbert
One of the effects it [cocaine] had on my personality – my moods, my behaviors – was that it inhibited me a lot. It kind of took possibilities out of my world, and made the focus of things very narrow.
George Carlin
Only humans invent moralizing gods who monitor our behavior.
Robert M. Sapolsky
The significance of the crucifixion is not only what God does for us; consistently throughout the New Testament the crucifixion is portrayed as the pattern that we are to follow. It is a model of social behavior toward the other as well as a statement about what God has done for us.
Miroslav Volf
You cannot “love” a dog out of her bad behavior, just as you can’t “love” a criminal into stopping his crimes.
Cesar Millan
The God understood as a father figure, who guided ultimate personal decisions, answered our prayers, and promised rewards and punishment based upon our behavior was not designed to call anyone into maturity.
John Shelby Spong
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
I have done political things, I couldn’t care less about politics. I have zero interest in politics, really. They don’t allure me. I have no interest in them, because if I could believe the law could change people’s behavior then I would become a politician. But only Christ can change the heart.
Rick Warren
He cried when I left, which I find to be standard male behavior.
Emilie Autumn
All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
John Boorman
The key point about a demonstration is that it must be seen. Hence the term “demonstration.” If a person demonstrates privately in his own home, this is not technically a demonstration but merely “acting silly” or “behaving like an ass.
Woody Allen
While classical mechanics correctly predicts the behavior of large objects such as tennis balls, to predict the behavior of small objects such as electrons, we must use quantum mechanics.
Ivar Giaever
You’re a grown up, and you get to decide what behaviors affect you for five minutes versus what behaviors change you as a person.
Kelly Williams Brown
Hong Cha-young is the type who doesn’t back down but breaks through fear and moves forward without hesitation. Her head-on,’ break-through’ attitude in life is similar to mine. But her speech, behavior, and reactions were thoroughly built for the character of Hong Cha-young.
Jeon Yeo-been
We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
Bill Gates
People adjust their behavior to fit the society they live in. They integrate because they have to. But what they are on the inside doesn’t change.
Sandra Brown
Let’s have some boilerplate language that accurately describes the candidate that we’re talking about. If readers are unfamiliar, here are the descriptions of his behavior and here are the links to that behavior that is described.
Ryan Grim
Repentance is a change of behavior which invites forgiveness.
Theodore M. Burton
I guess what I get excited about when I’m thinking about projects is that toothy, complex area of goodness and badness and the gray areas of human behavior and existence.
Liz Garbus
Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
Margaret Mead
Such knowledge is probably gained in several ways. One process undoubtedly operates through social comparison of success and failure experiences. Children repeatedly observe their own behavior and the attainments of others
Albert Bandura
You’ve got to change incentives for good behavior as opposed to just disincentivizing bad behavior.
Gavin Newsom
In the 1940s, economics started getting highly mathematical. It was basically because economists weren’t smart enough to write down models of real behavior that they started writing down models of highly rational behavior – and they kind of forgot about humans.
Richard Thaler
The harassment and the bullying that students face is a learned behavior.
Sarah McBride
Although our body language governs the way other people perceive us, our body language also governs how we perceive ourselves and how those perceptions become reinforced through our own behavior, our interactions, and even our physiology.
Amy Cuddy
Guilt rarely results in positive behavior. But gratitude? Great things flow from a heart of gratitude.
Andy Stanley
As president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I have seen private equity firms plunder company after company, taking rich fees for themselves and cutting costs until there’s nothing left to cut. Time and again I’ve seen their reckless behavior drive companies to declare bankruptcy.
James P. Hoffa
One of many challenges is of course to create a legal basis for copyright issues that’s up to date with both modern distribution, consumer behavior and the rights and needs of creators and copyright holders.
Lisa Langseth
No man treats a motorcar as foolishly as he treats another human being. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behavior to sin; he does not say, ‘You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.’ He attempts to find out what is wrong and to set it right.
Bertrand Russell
I’m looking for a second reformation. The first reformation of the church 500 years ago was about beliefs. This one is going to be about behavior. The first one was about creeds. This one is going to be about deeds. It is not going to be about what does the church believe, but about what is the church doing.
Rick Warren
We have to stop seeing the skin color. I believe that’s the most powerful way to change mentalities and behavior. I had to stop seeing myself in such a limited way. I started doing that as a teenager, and here I am today, because of that. I believe that’s the best way to change things for Black people.
Omar Sy
The gospel is not a philosophy of repression, as so many regard it. It is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I’m the Duke of Riverside. I build things here and pretty much keep the peace, and discourage certain behaviors. If you think all that has been achieved through entirely civil and lawful means, you’ve had your head in a bucket.
Ellen Kushner
Though there are some debatable exceptions, sanctions rarely play a significant role in dislodging or constraining the behavior of despicable regimes.
Jacob Weisberg
I think there’s an unnatural amount of social pressure on women, particularly mothers, to conform to certain standards of behavior, particularly in regard to our children.
Jillian Medoff
An elite class that is free to operate without limits – whether limits imposed by the rule of law or fear of the responses from those harmed by their behavior – is an elite class that will plunder, degrade, and cheat at will, and act endlessly to fortify its own power.
Glenn Greenwald
A largely unregulated Internet has created knowledge and wealth, but it’s also long provided a medium for predatory, abusive and bullying behavior.
Adam Ostrow
Blaming our behavior on forces outside ourselves is a way of avoiding responsibility.
James Redfield
I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior, which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others.
Kate Moss
Equality is the measure of all things, and bad behavior is less bad if everyone indulges in it.
Anthony Daniels
Unable to understand how or why the person we see behaves as he does, we attribute his behavior to a person we cannot see, whose behavior we cannot explain either but about whom we are not inclined to ask questions.
B. F. Skinner
When companies create ridiculous and demoralizing rules to halt the outlandish behavior of a few individuals, it’s a management problem. There’s no sense in alienating your entire workforce because you don’t know how to manage performance. It makes a bad situation that much worse.
Travis Bradberry
Whoever alters a person’s expectations changes his behavior.
Rudolf Dreikurs
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.
Sakya Pandita
To be quite honest, I find that it’s easier to do parts that are wrapped up in different hair and wardrobe and eras, and different period behavior, than it is to play closer to the present.
Scott Bakula
In the reality – TV era, unstable behavior become a valid career choice.
James Poniewozik
… much seemingly chance variation in human behavior is not due to chance; it is in fact the logical result of a few basic, observable differences in mental functioning.
Isabel Briggs Myers
A quiet well-behaved boy is likely to be both frightened and ambitious.
Mason Cooley
Art is a well-articulated manifestation of an aspect of life. I have been privileged to view much of life through my cameras, making the journey an enlightened experience. My emphasis has mainly been on affirmative reactions to human behavior and a strong attraction to the beauty in nature.
Dennis Stock
To be anthropocentric is to remain unaware of the limits of human nature, the significance of biological processes underlying human behavior, and the deeper meaning of long-term genetic evolution.
E. O. Wilson
When we fill our souls up with creativity, artistry and intelligence …we have a better chance at avoiding the behavior that leads to destruction.
Rick DellaRatta
For nearly a quarter of a century, I have been engaged in the investigation of the fundamentals of life, the material universe and human behavior. Such an adventure leads one down many highways, through many byroads, into many back alleys of uncertainty, through many strata of life…
L. Ron Hubbard
Excessive interest in pathological behavior was itself pathological
Arthur C. Clarke
The lesson? To respond to the unexpected and hurtful behavior of others with something more than a wipe of the glasses, to see it as a chance to expand our understanding.
Alain de Botton
The right of smokers to smoke ends where their behavior affects the health and well-being of others.
C. Everett Koop
Most people don’t question the practice of eating meat. Many of these people care about animals and the environment, some deeply. But for some reason-force of habit, cultural norms, resistance to change-there is a fundamental disconnect whereby these feelings don’t translate into changes of behavior.
Brian Greene
Most regular, two-year MBA programs provide both experience and the capacity to link together the essential elements of management such as finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and operations.
Warren Bennis
If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person. then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.
Thomas Szasz
Men threatened by feminism either don’t understand it or don’t like that they now have to modify their own shitty behavior.
Caitlin Stasey
Feelings can be controlled and behavior can be controlled. The line of sin is between the feelings and the behavior. The line of prudence is between the susceptibility and the feelings.
Dallin H. Oaks
The bureaucratic nature of both capitalism and our government assures us that there are no checks and balances when it comes to justifying any and all behavior that either makes money and secures the supposed peace of the nation-state.
Tripp York
Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.
Logan Pearsall Smith
We twist ourselves into knots convincing people that Islam is peaceful and varied before we realize that, wait a second, you can be a Muslim while also recognizing that Islam doesn’t even explain half of your behaviors!
Negin Farsad
Whoever is willing to enter the magic path should regard it as his sacred duty to practice regular exercises. He ought to be kind, generous and tolerant with his fellow men, but relentless and hard with himself. Only such behavior will be followed by success in magic.
Franz Bardon
if i repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. what demon possessed me that i behaved so well?
Henry David Thoreau
Being a cop is often seeing the worst of the human condition and behavior. With all of that said, there is no reason that Mike Brown and also Eric Garner are dead today – except bad policing, excessive force, and the hunt-and-capture-prey mentality many thrill-seeking cops have adapted.
Killer Mike
Technically, I suppose I was following all the right behavior patterns of a trustafarian.
Winston Marshall
I think crying over spilt milk and being all moody and sulky is really bratty behavior. You shouldn’t do it, because it’s going to drag you and everyone else around you down.
Jerry Hall
I want to say to each of you, simply, and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.
Tiger Woods
It carried quite a wallop. I have all the classic symptoms. Reflection. Where am I now? Where have I come from? What’s important? Dealing with the moment of a different kind of feeling for mortality. Shifting of the body. Contextualizing or reevaluating behaviors and values. All those kinds of things.
Keanu Reeves
Leaders are not modest, and more importantly, the extensive social science research on narcissism, self-promotion, and similar constructs shows that these qualities and behaviors are useful for getting hired, achieving promotions, keeping one’s job, and obtaining a higher salary.
Jeffrey Pfeffer
A generous friend gives life for a friend let’s rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another
Rumi
Because atomic behavior is so unlike ordinary experience, it is very difficult to get used to, and it appears peculiar and mysterious to everyone – both to the novice and to the experienced physicist.
Richard P. Feynman
Yes, because a vampire slumber party is the pinnacle of safety conscious behavior.
Stephenie Meyer
The line between the public life and the private life has been erased, due to the rapid decline of manners and courtesy. There is a certain crudeness and crassness that has suddenly become accepted behavior, even desirable.
Fannie Flagg
A few public hangings will really change behavior. One of our Presidents said if he could execute three people each year for no cause, it would make it a lot easier to govern. When someone said that’s not enough, he said, “Oh yes it is, because I’d publish the list of people under consideration.”
Charlie Munger
If your incentives are set up wrong – if for some reason you reward people for behavior that’s actually bad for your customers or your organization – then you’re going to encourage that behavior.
Ramez Naam
And if I were a naughty little boy, the idea is to spank me into good behavior?
Marquis de Sade
I watch people’s behavior and notice things. I think that’s why I became a comedian. I notice how stupid the things we do are.
Ellen DeGeneres
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
It’s not just Israel who refuses to speak to Hamas. It’s the whole international community… Most of the democratic world refuses to have a relationship with Hamas because Hamas has refused to meet the most minimal benchmarks of international behavior.
Mark Regev
It’s easy to tell the evolutionary level of a group of beings, or an individual being, simply by examining their behavior, their art, their psychology, their thought forms, their lingual structures, their history, their present moment, their future ideas, and the quality of their emotions.
Frederick Lenz
Limit your inputs to only those that support a certain kind of self-destructive behavior, and you can be cheered with enthusiasm as you drive yourself off a cliff.
Adam-Troy Castro
It’s more along the lines of raising a child: we train the system to a certain range of behaviors that we find most useful. But then we let it go, because we don’t want to have to be babysitting it the whole time.
Kevin Kelly
A lot of the demonstrations that I do, when I get inside peoples minds, is understanding human behavior and understanding how people think and getting their patterns down so I know how to create the illusion that I get inside their brain.
Criss Angel
Witness your thoughts, moods, and behaviors. They represent your memories of the past, and by witnessing them in the present, you liberate yourself from the past.
Deepak Chopra
It is easier to study the ‘behavior’ of rats than people, because rats are smaller and have fewer outside commitments. So modern psychology is mostly about rats
Celia Green
What I loved about ‘Goodfellas’ is that it’s a film about bad behavior – but told with great energy and without judgment – but it doesn’t actually shy away from the consequences of that behavior in the characters’ lives, which I think is similar in ‘Keep the Lights On.’
Ira Sachs
My dad once said that in criminal law you see terrible people on their best behavior; in family law you see great people on their worst behavior.
Laura Wasser
Your tax dollars are being used to pay for grade school classes that teach our children that CANNIBALISM, WIFE-SWAPPING, and the MURDER of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior.
Jesse Helms
During periods of extreme fear or greed, you don’t have the proper balance between those two to generate market efficiency and you get extremes in behavior.
Andrew Lo
Anything that can create balance in dogs is great. If veterinarians can give you the solution and give you why this is causing the behavior, of course. Anything that is good for an animal, let’s do it.
Cesar Millan
No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
We must look towards societies that set a high value on nonaggression and noncompetitive ness, and therefore handle conflicts by nonviolent means. We can see how child rearing patterns produce nurturing adult behaviors.
Elise M. Boulding
In general, the public knowledge base and thus decision-making behaviors are far more influenced by advertisement than with current science.
David Perlmutter
Few things are as foolish as hoping old behaviors will somehow present new results.
Robin Sharma
I think that unlike W Bush who was an actual evangelical and sincerely so (my family knew the Bush family), of course Trump will disappoint when it comes to evangelicals. I’m not talking about personal behavior but policy.
Frank Schaeffer
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
When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were so upset by her behavior, they literally demanded her blood.
Glenn Close
The goals of content are consumption, then behavior. The goals of social are participation, then behavior.
Jay Baer
Education campaigns … may not be enough, at least not alone. If people have no incentive to avoid AIDS on their own, even if they know everything about the disease, they still may not change their behavior.
Emily Oster
People are powerfully moved by imagination, belief, and knowledge. They can consider the past and future. They can make changes in their behavior out of reason, in a way that animals can’t do.
Gretchen Rubin
The link between rational individual behavior and collectively desirable outcomes is extremely tenuous.
Robert H. Frank
Loving truth and living honestly is my attitude to life. Be true to yourself and be true to others, thus you can be the judge of your behavior.
Ba Jin
People who try to be nice are false. They’re liars. You should never force your behavior to be a certain way. You should just be. Maybe it’s not going to be nice, but at least it’ll be honest.
Veronica Rossi
When I was 13 and 14, there were a lot of jokes about my bar mitzvah and my grandparents, and then when I got older, it became more about touching boobs and trying to get liquor, you know? I kind of ran the gamut of infantile behavior… And I haven’t moved one step forward since.
Seth Rogen
I don’t believe in any Greatest Generation. I believe in great events. They sweep ordinary people up, expose them to extremes of human behavior and unimaginable tests of integrity and courage, and then deposit them back on the home front.
Phil Klay
Good governance takes behavior that is negative or not helpful to the greater good of society, whether it’s polluting behaviour, plastics, or whatever, and taxes the behaviour.
Edward Burtynsky
I’m fascinated by real-time behavior.
Christopher Guest
We need a pharmacological intervention on anti-social behavior or we are not going to get hold of our dilemma.
Terence McKenna
Customer Development changes almost every aspect of startup behavior, performance, metrics, and, as often as not, success potential.
Steve Blank
I was producing things I was acting in, but I had never directed and I felt it was time. I was looking for a piece of material that was about behavior and feelings. When I read Judith Guest’s book, I thought, This is it.
Robert Redford
Aesop, that great man, saw his master making water as he walked. “What!” he said, “Must we void ourselves as we run?” Use our timeas best we may, yet a great part of it will still be idly and ill spent.
Michel de Montaigne
Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I had a wonderful teacher about animal behavior.
Jane Goodall
The FBI Academy teaches new agents that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
Ronald Kessler
I trust that no loving thought goes unnoticed, even when I do not see immediate gratitude or behavior changes in the other person.
Lee L Jampolsky
Acting is doing. It’s not speaking; it’s behavior. It’s something happening, even if you’re only listening.
Wayne Rogers
Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require ‘educational practices and socializing agents’ even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people’s behavior from their earliest childhood.
Germaine Greer
C. albus…I think the very loveliest of all the lily family – a spotless soul, plant saint, that every one must love and so be made better. It puts the wildest mountaineer on his good behavior. With this plant the whole world would seem rich though non other existed.
John Muir
Policymakers think that if they get the abstractions right, that will drive behavior in the desired direction. But the world happens in real time.
Sendhil Mullainathan
In Othello, Othello kills Desdemona, but no one reads that play as a model for their own behavior. In Lou Reed’s case, you’re listening to a song, and in my case you’re reading about a life. Like Lou, I trust my audience to make their own moral determinations.
Anthony DeCurtis
White people get to do that all of the time. They get to engage in bad behavior, even felonious behavior, but they rarely wind up in jail. But as a black person, losing your temper can cost you your life. Or insisting on your rights can cost you your life.
Yance Ford
Ethnography literally means ‘a portrait of a people.’ An ethnography is a written description of a particular culture – the customs, beliefs, and behavior – based on information collected through fieldwork.
Marvin Harris
Past behavior is the most reliable predictor of future behavior.
Gordon Livingston
We are all capable of so much more than the narrow confines of our regular behavior and our personality. So it’s interesting to play different notes on your keyboard.
Mira Sorvino
I’m an Earth ecstatic, and my creed is simple: All life is sacred, life loves life, and we are capable of improving our behavior toward one another. As basic as that is, for me it’s also tonic and deeply spiritual, glorifying the smallest life-form and embracing the most distant stars.
Diane Ackerman
Basically, most good science in space flight has to do with the behavior of the human body in space. That is where we are lacking info, and where info can only be obtained by flying in space.
Charles Simonyi
Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort.
Andrew Greeley
I think if you play characters, it’s very important not to ever tag them with any sort of disorder, or diagnose them, or whatever. You have to normalize the behavior to get inside the character.
Cillian Murphy
The Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations all fell victim to chronically relying on Beijing’s empty promises with the distant hope that China would finally use its influence to reign in Pyongyang’s provocative behavior, to no avail.
Ted Yoho
I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behavior matters and how you treat other people matters.
Matt Damon
I encourage you to seek the help of the Savior to resist temptation and to refrain from behavior that would cause you to have to repent or to have your Church membership called into question.
Dallin H. Oaks
We would be ashamed of our best behavior if the people knew the motives of our behaving so.
Victor Hugo
People are complicated. Our behavior towards one another is strange. So I like opportunities to investigate that.
Michael Fassbender
Civil lawsuits do two important things: they compensate people who are injured by the bad acts of others, and they penalize people and companies for bad behavior.
Adam Cohen
I don’t understand the rewarding of behavior that is less than classy. I don’t get it.
Bonnie Hunt
I dislike arrogant men and diva behavior in either gender.
Robin Wright
When you’re writing historical fiction, you have to think a little farther into the situation: what the average social interactions were, what was acceptable behavior. What did people think was fun, what did they find unhappy, and why?
Alexander Chee
Together, the property rights and public choice schools show only that, if you start by assuming a purely individualistic model of human behavior and treat politics as if it were a pale imitation of the market, democracy will, indeed, make no sense.
Paul Starr
Let your emotions come out. If your behavior is flat, your game will be flat, too.
Hale Irwin
The hope for life after death must be separated forever from the behavior control mentality of reward and punishment. The Church must abandon, therefore, its reliance on guilt as a motivator of behavior.
John Shelby Spong
Sometimes, whether a desire is excessive or negative depends on the circumstances or society in which you live in.
Dalai Lama
Structure influences behavior. Design spaces that make you feel “you are welcome here and that you came to the right place.”
Peter Block
No matter what color you are, if you mentor some little boy or girl, you make a huge difference in their lives because they then model behavior that leads to success versus modeling behavior that doesn’t.
Mario Van Peebles
We don’t have that for the most part it is learned behavior and so the first part is we have to understand why people are behaving the way they are. Behavior is a result so we have to understand that before there is a result something is going on in here in the brain.
John Assaraf
I just feel like we as a human race tend to fear that which we don’t understand. It’s cause for a lot of bad things and bad behavior to exist on the planet. Artists have a way of touching people and changing minds in a way that sometimes other mediums don’t.
Billy Porter
Sexual excitability is increased and leads to hasty engagements, marriages by the newspaper, improper love-adventures, conspicuous behaviour, fondness for dress, on theother hand to jealousy and matrimonial discord.
Emil Kraepelin
If someone is starving, excessively exercising or using purging behaviors, then we know they are in a high-risk place for turning on the psychiatric illnesses.
Craig Johnson
Reckless, outrageous and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as telling it like it is when it is actually just reckless, outrageous and undignified. And when such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else. It is dangerous to a democracy.
Jeff Flake
We don’t act the same in every situation. Things bleed into all kinds of other things, from behavior to identity.
Paul Beatty
The purpose of life is to stay alive. Watch any animal in nature–all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn’t care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal’s behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes exinct.
Michael Crichton
In play, a child is always above his average age, above his daily behavior; in play, it is as though he were a head taller than himself.
Lev Vygotsky
Every leader needs to watch what teenagers or startup companies – or startup companies headed by teenagers – are doing today, because many of those behaviors will be mainstream behaviors tomorrow.
Scott D. Anthony
I’m not on Twitter. In theory, I really like Instagram. I think it’s a warmer environment. I think, though conversations can erupt that aren’t always friendly, you have an opportunity to jump in and redirect and even caution people against language and behavior that I personally object to.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Increasing your repertoire has the advantage that you don’t have to give up enjoying what you already like: it is always easier to add new behaviors than to deny your deepest desires.
Dossie Easton
Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots. It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system.
G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.
Paradoxically, it has turned out that game theory is more readily applied to biology than to the field of economic behavior for which it was originally designed
John Maynard Smith
Based or our baptism, all are called to a mystical life, to communion with God. We need to claim that, to taste it and feel it, to trust that the deeper we live this communion, the more our behavior will witness to the truth.
Henri Nouwen
Don’t let the worst people you know dictate your behavior.
Gail Simone
Industrial society seems likely to be entering a period of severe stress, due in part to problems of human behavior and in part to economic and environmental problems
Cyril Connolly
The punitive use of force tends to generate hostility and to reinforce resistance to the very behavior we are seeking.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
We all have one, in one form or another. To me, this dragon is both the wild nature of ourselves and our conscience in his embodiment of the Old Code ethical behavior and morality. At the same time, he’s our unconscious, the place from which our dreams arise. I just spoke my lines to the dragon within me.
Dennis Quaid
Criminal court is where bad people are on their best behavior. It’s much more dangerous for lawyers and judges in family court, where good people are at their worst.
Richard Dooling
A well-known principle of human behavior says that when we ask someone to do us a favor we will be more successful if we provide a reason. People simply like to have reasons for what they do.
Robert Cialdini
People get the government their behavior deserves. People deserve better than that.
Richard Stallman
Silos and bureaucracy are well-oiled machines in corporate America, but they are ultimately perpetuated by individual behavior. If we start behaving differently, we can create change. In other words, shifting your focus onto the team – or the ship as a whole, not just yourself – will have meaningful impact.
Chris Fussell
For our own species, evolution occurs mostly through our behavior. We innovate new behavior to adapt.
Michael Crichton
I was fresh out of drama school and had no idea what I was doing. They hustled me along and Bill Cosby tolerated my rookie behavior. It was great. Once you have ‘The Cosby Show’ on your resume, you can keep going.
Michael Weatherly
I do want to write about social/cultural/historical context. I’m interested in relationships, in character, but within a specific social context. Which is kind of a political thing, I admit that. But it’s what I’m interested in, and it’s how I believe human behavior is legible.
Dana Spiotta
I feel like I’ve been able to live a dream life, but my view of things is absolutely inside behavior about how I behave and how I count on other people behaving.
Kevin Costner
If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you.
Bryant H. McGill
Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin. Bankruptcies and losses concentrate the mind on prudent behavior.
Allan H. Meltzer
Since [violence against women] is rooted in discrimination, impunity and complacency, we need to change attitudes and behavior – and we need to change laws and make sure they are enforced just like you are doing in Cuba.
Ban Ki-moon
I think narcissists are endlessly watchable. The way they view the world and the way they interact within the world. They have no concept of their behavior or how it might be affecting other people. So comedically, it’s a very fun type of character to play. They are bulls in a china shop, twenty-four seven.
Michael Showalter