Quotes by behavior
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American poet 1830-1886
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
American writer 1934-2016
'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.
American historian and theorist 1910-1977
...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)
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
American psychologist and author 1944-
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.
American author and newspaper columnist
Active management leads to lots of poor investor behavior. It sends people chasing after whoever has the hot hand at the moment.
Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.
American philosopher and author
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.
American actress 1946-
Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
B. F. Skinner
American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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
American psychologist 1908-1970
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.
American linguist and engineer 1897-1941
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.