Quotes by behavior
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B. F. Skinner
American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
Does a poet create, originate, initiate the thing called a poem, or is his behavior merely the product of his genetic and environmental histories?
Dr. James C. Dobson
American evangelical Christian author 1936-
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
American physicist 1931-2018
During my years at the synchrotron laboratory, I had become interested in the theory of quantum electrodynamics and had decided that what I would most like to do after completing my dissertation work was to probe the short-distance behavior of the electromagnetic interaction.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
Everyone knew that democracy-direct rule by all the people-required such spartan, self-denying virtue on the part of all the people that it was likely to survive only where poverty made upright behavior necessary for the perpetuation of the race.Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. III, POWER AND LIBERTY A THEORY OF POLITICS, p
Henry S. Haskins
American stockbroker and man of letters 1875-1957
Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?
American economist 1969-
I am a data hound and so I usually end up working on whatever things I can find good data on. The rise of Internet commerce completely altered the amount of information you could gather on company behavior so I naturally drifted toward it.
American psychologist 1913-2007
I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.
American professor, writer
I hope it won't come as a surprise to anyone that a big part of male homosexual behavior is interest in young boys.Source: Hypocrisy, Democrat Style. The American Spectator
P. J. O'Rourke
American journalist 1947-
I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a ''learning experience.'' Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a ''learning experience.'' It makes me feel less stupid.
American psychologist 1913-2007
I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Iranian politician and writer 1934-2017
I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time.
American actor 1962-
I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable.
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