Behavior Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about behavior
  1. #1
    “You can’t help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.”
  2. #2
    “Let your need guide your behavior.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “You ought never to “sass” old people—unless they “sass” you first.”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “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?”
  7. #7
    “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.”
  8. #8
    “[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.”
  9. #9
    “He was sunshine most always-I mean he made it seem like good weather.”
  10. #10
    “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
  11. #11
    “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.”
  12. #12
    “The average man don’t like trouble and danger.”
  13. #13
    “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”
  14. #14
    “If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him.”
  15. #15
    “All kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”
  16. #16
    “When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”
  17. #17
    “I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
  18. #18
    “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.”
  19. #19
    “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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