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Instinct Quotes
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Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Values

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

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Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
- Denis Leary

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler


 

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
- Max Eastman

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see,
but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born.
I was very lucky then.
- Steve Irwin

All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct.
- Robert Ley

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but
what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon.
When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
- Pablo Picasso

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures
is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
- Theda Bara

I think comedy is more my instinct and more what I'm geared towards.
- Austin Peck

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man,
sense, imagination, intellect, love,
desire,
instinct, blood and spirit together.
- Jacques Maritain

I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have
that instinct as much as knowing what to do,
what shots to hit, where to place the ball,
things like that.
- Jennifer Capriati

When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace.
- John McCarthy

In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century,
I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct
that one follows in the art of fiction.
- Mary A. Ward

Feminism is a political mistake.
Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect,
a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
- Valentine de Saint-Point

Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches
of a tree so that it will grow better.
- Henri Matisse

All men have an instinct for conflict:
at least,
all healthy men.
- Hilaire Belloc

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively
approaching a multicentric world,
which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left,
unpleasant questions.
- Slavoj Zizek

Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
- Blaise Pascal

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
- John Sterling

To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
- Max Beerbohm

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death,
but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
- Jose Marti

It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen,
rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things.
- Paul Begala

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

I love acting and I still want to do it,
but I've such an instinct for directing,
it's something that comes naturally to me.
It's why I'm here on this planet.
- Julie Delpy

I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct,
rescued me most of my life.
- Armistead Maupin

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching
in just enough background to ground the specific story.
- Lynn Abbey

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship
of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher,
and I would like to teach them something.
- Woodrow Wilson

I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
- Peter Straub

Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us.
Some of us are better at it than others,
but we all do it.
- Laurence Olivier

I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct,
naivete and opportunity.
- Jeffrey Combs

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what
we believe upon instinct;
but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
- F. H. Bradley

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
- Don Marquis

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously.
I was driving it by a kind of instinct,
only I was in a different dimension.
- Ayrton Senna

Our civilization is still in a middle stage,
scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct;
scarcely human,
in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
- Theodore Dreiser

Art and works of art do not make an artist;
sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct,
not necessarily a killer instinct.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit,
no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers
that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
- Germaine Greer

Making movies is all about instinct.
- Dino De Laurentiis

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

The most important thing is to follow your instinct
and get involved with some friends who have similar
tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do.
- Mick Taylor

Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive.
- Bette Howland

If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need,
but advertising makes us want things we don't need
and things we can't have.
- Kit Williams

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
- Josh Billings

Instinct is untaught ability.
- Alexander Bain

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an
influence more powerful over many than the worth of
character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott

I usually go with the first instinct,
and then build upon that.
- John Otto

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup,
which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
- Dylan Moran

If a cat does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing,
for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

Yet otters have not been hunters in water long enough
for the habit to become an instinct.
- Henry Williamson

My mum says, 'Go with your first instinct,'
but this can lead to impulse buying!
- Lindsay Lohan

There is no morality by instinct.
There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought;
without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

I live on my gut instinct.
- Melanie Brown

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience,
the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Robots do not hold on to life.
They can't.
They have nothing to hold on with - no soul,
no instinct.
Grass has more will to live than they do.
- Karel Capek


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