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Motivational Instinct Quotes

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct,
even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.
- Anne Archer

Their every instinct - and I have to say this is without exception -
is to iron out the bumps,
and It's always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff.
- Adrian Lyne

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

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

It's a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.
- Stone Gossard

Instinct is untaught ability.
- Alexander Bain

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way,
Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads,
Are rarely known to stray.
- William Cowper

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

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
- Muhammed Iqbal

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

He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
- Hector Hugh Munro

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

I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
- Barbra Streisand

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

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause;
to an ardent,
generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame;
a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

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

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

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

Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and
the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most
important contributions education can make.
- Paul Berg

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

I think comedy's something you can't learn.
It's an instinct, which makes it rather elusive.
- Julie Walters

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

Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited
with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.
- Anna Julia Cooper

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

To be womanly is one thing, and one only;
it is to be sensitive to man,
to be highly endowed with the sex instinct;
to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
- Jane Harrison

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

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

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

I loved being asked 2,000 questions a day,
storyboarding every move, knowing as though by instinct
exactly where the camera had to be,
because it was my story.
- Richard Grant

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

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

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

Your instinct, rather than precision stabbing,
is more about just random bludgeoning.
- Simon Pegg

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

Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
- Bill Blass

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from
following your deepest instinct,
your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

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

But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct,
my first reaction would be jealousy,
because she was doing what I wanted to do.
- Cheryl Tiegs

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

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

I live on my gut instinct.
- Melanie Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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