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  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey
    American TV host, Actress 1954-
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    Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee
    American actor 1965-1993
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    All I can tell you is that you cannot make choices in your own career, either career choices or choices when you're actually working as an actor, based on trying to downplay or live up to a comparison with somebody else. You just can't do that. You have to do your own work based on your own gut, your own instincts, and your own life.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
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    As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn
    Brazilian-born businessman 1954-
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    Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
  • William J. Durant
    William J. Durant
    American historian and writer 1885-1981
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    Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people? If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.
  • Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Chinese political figure who was First Lady of the Republic of China 1897-2003
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    Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
  • Bjork
    Bjork
    Icelandic singer, songwriter and actress 1965-
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    Feminists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I'd rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody.
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