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Positive Quotes about Instinct

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Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

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The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

 

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
- Max Eastman

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
- Denis Leary

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

All men have an instinct for conflict:
at least,
all healthy men.
- Hilaire Belloc

The ugly is very appealing to man.
It's instinct.
One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it.
There's a devilish fascination in it.
We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien

When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace.
- John McCarthy

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship
of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher,
and I would like to teach them something.
- Woodrow Wilson

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively
approaching a multicentric world,
which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left,
unpleasant questions.
- Slavoj Zizek

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit,
no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers
that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
- Germaine Greer

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience,
the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what
we believe upon instinct;
but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
- F. H. Bradley

The most important thing is to follow your instinct
and get involved with some friends who have similar
tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do.
- Mick Taylor

Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
- Blaise Pascal

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

I usually go with the first instinct,
and then build upon that.
- John Otto

It's a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.
- Stone Gossard

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct,
not to law.
Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
- Albert Camus

I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have
that instinct as much as knowing what to do,
what shots to hit, where to place the ball,
things like that.
- Jennifer Capriati

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial
instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm

The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.
- Dorothy Thompson

I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
- Peter Straub

My mum says, 'Go with your first instinct,'
but this can lead to impulse buying!
- Lindsay Lohan

Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments;
intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and
using unorganized instruments.
- Henri Bergson

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience,
what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft,
light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Instinct is the nose of the mind.
- Delphine de Girardin

Today I trust my instinct, I trust myself.
Finally.
- Isabelle Adjani

Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive.
- Bette Howland

Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
- Bill Blass

Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches
of a tree so that it will grow better.
- Henri Matisse

It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen,
rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things.
- Paul Begala

If an animal does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing for the same reason,
we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
- Ezra Pound

I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct,
naivete and opportunity.
- Jeffrey Combs

Art and works of art do not make an artist;
sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
- Max Beerbohm

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously.
I was driving it by a kind of instinct,
only I was in a different dimension.
- Ayrton Senna

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

Your mind knows only some things.
Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything.
If you listen to what you know instinctively,
it will always lead you down the right path.
- Henry Winkler

Yet otters have not been hunters in water long enough
for the habit to become an instinct.
- Henry Williamson

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching
in just enough background to ground the specific story.
- Lynn Abbey

I live on my gut instinct.
- Melanie Brown

I'm not a marketing person.
I don't ask myself questions.
I go by instinct.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
- John Sterling

There is no instinct like that of the heart.
- Lord Byron

I love acting and I still want to do it,
but I've such an instinct for directing,
it's something that comes naturally to me.
It's why I'm here on this planet.
- Julie Delpy

If a cat does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing,
for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures
is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
- Theda Bara

Your instinct, rather than precision stabbing,
is more about just random bludgeoning.
- Simon Pegg

To live is like to love - all reason is against it,
and all healthy instinct for it.
- Samuel Butler

If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need,
but advertising makes us want things we don't need
and things we can't have.
- Kit Williams

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from
following your deepest instinct,
your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man,
sense, imagination, intellect, love,
desire,
instinct, blood and spirit together.
- Jacques Maritain


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