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  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
  • Carolyn See
    Carolyn See
    American writer 1934-2016
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    'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...controls on behavior shift from the intermediate levels of human experience (social, emotional and religious) to the lower (military and political) or to the upper (ideological). They become the externalized controls of a mature society: weapons, bureaucracies, material rewards, or ideology.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Bruce Friedman
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    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.
  • Charles A. Garfield
    Charles A. Garfield
    American psychologist and author 1944-
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    A mission could be defined as an image of a desired state that you want to get to. Once fully seen, it will inspire you to act, fuel your imagination and determine your behavior.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
    American author and newspaper columnist
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    Active management leads to lots of poor investor behavior. It sends people chasing after whoever has the hot hand at the moment.
  • George Sheehan
    George Sheehan
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    Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.
  • Myriam Miedzian
    Myriam Miedzian
    American philosopher and author
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    As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment.
  • Candice Bergen
    Candice Bergen
    American actress 1946-
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    Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    Behavior used to be reinforced by great deprivation; if people weren't hungry, they wouldn't work. Now we are committed to feeding people whether they work or not. Nor is money as great a reinforcer as it once was. People no longer work for punitive reasons, yet our culture offers no new satisfactions.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
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    But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
  • Benjamin Whorf
    Benjamin Whorf
    American linguist and engineer 1897-1941
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    But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire.
  • Willard Beecher
    Willard Beecher
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    Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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