Quotes: instinctive

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  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
  • Agnes Smedley
    Agnes Smedley
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    My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Our instinctive emotions are those that we have inherited from a much more dangerous world, and contain, therefore, a larger portion of fear than they should.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as a means to other account, and not merely as a means to other things, are knowledge, art instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    The one thing men have not learned to do is to stick up for their own instinctive feelings, against the things they are taught.
  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    French novelist, pamphleteer and physician 1894-1961
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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    This instinctive repulsion which tradespeople inspire in men of sensitive feeling is one of the very rare consolations for being so impoverished which are given to those of us who don't sell anything to anybody.
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