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Behavior Quotes

34 of the best book quotes about behavior
  1. #1
    We don’t have to be embarrassed if someone we love chooses to behave inappropriately.
  2. #2
    “Let your need guide your behavior.”
  3. #3
    “You can’t help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.”
  4. #4
    “That’s just the way: a person does a low-down thing, and then he don’t want to take no consequences of it. Thinks as long as he can hide it, it ain’t no disgrace. That was my fix exactly.”
  5. #5
    “Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not?”
  6. #6
    “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.”
  7. #7
    “If we could act a little more according to common sense, and a good deal less according to fashion, we should find many things work easier.”
  8. #8
    “Let’s enjoy the beautiful things we can see, my dear, and not think about those we cannot.”
  9. #9
    “If they strain me up tight, why, let ‘em look out! I can’t bear it, and I won’t.”
  10. #10
    “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
  11. #11
    “[Benjamin Franklin]identified thirteen virtues he wanted to cultivate--temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity and humility--and made a chart with those virtues plotted against the days of the week. Each day, Franklin would score himself on whether he practiced those thirteen virtues.”
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  1. #12
    “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.”
  2. #13
    “He was sunshine most always-I mean he made it seem like good weather.”
  3. #14
    “You ought never to “sass” old people—unless they “sass” you first.”
  4. #15
    “True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.”
  5. #16
    Each person is responsible for his or her behavior.
  6. #17
    “Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”
  7. #18
    “If you’re always on time, it implies that you never have anything better you should be doing.”
  8. #19
    “Men rarely see their own actions as unjustified.”
  9. #20
    “We shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be towards man or towards beast.”
  10. #21
    The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old broken-down toolhouse.
  11. #22
    “She’s kind of like a baby. She didn’t know she was supposed to grow up, and that makes her more fun than other grown-up people.”
  1. #23
    I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Emma
    character
    Emma Woodhouse
    concept
    Behavior
  2. #24
    “The average man don’t like trouble and danger.”
  3. #25
    “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”
  4. #26
    “If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him.”
  5. #27
    “That’s my Middle West . . . the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark. . . . I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life.”
  6. #28
    “Things happen to people by accident … A lot of nice accidents have happened to me. It just happened that I always liked lessons and books, and could remember things when I learned them. It just happened that I was born with a father who was beautiful and nice and clever, and could give me everything I liked.
    Perhaps I have not really a good temper at all, but if you have everything you want and everyone is kind to you, how can you help but be good-tempered? I don’t know … how I shall ever find out whether I am really a nice child or a horrid one. Perhaps I’m a hideous child, and no one will ever know, just because I never have any trials.”
  7. #29
    “Ah, love may be strong, but a habit is stronger,
    And I knew when I loved by the way I behaved.”
  8. #30
    “I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
  9. #31
    “When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”
  10. #32
    “What struck me – with her and with many other female American friends I have – is how invested they are in being ‘liked’. How they have been raised to believe that their being likeable is very important and that this ‘likeable’ trait is a specific thing. And that specific thing does not include showing anger or being aggressive or disagreeing too loudly.”
  11. #33
    “All kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”
  12. #34
    “We spend too much time teaching girls to worry about what boys think of them. But the reverse is not the case. We don’t teach boys to care about being likeable.”
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