Quotations on Behavior

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The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Morality, Behavior, Culture)

It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Art, Science, Soul, Appreciation, Behavior, Energy, Fashion, Now, Today)

Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Food, Behavior, Benefits, Cooking, Musicians)

I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Goal, Behavior, Trying)

The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Love, Behavior, Conscience, Result)

Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Intelligence, Behavior, Law)

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.
- Adam Baldwin
(Keywords: People, Actor, Behavior, Leaders, Want)

I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Aggression, Behavior, Medicine, Psychology)

Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Education, Time, Behavior, Care, Problems, Research, School)

So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Religion, Behavior, Consequences, Expectations, Rules, Want)

Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as important as skills and expertise, I sought to build the firm into an enduring, values-based institution.
- Marvin Bower
(Keywords: Values, Behavior, Expertise)

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
- Buddha
(Keywords: People, Behavior, Man, Woman, World)

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: Business, Behavior, Reward, Schools)

It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: People, Behavior, Direction)

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Men, Behavior, Bravery, Extreme, July, June, Night, Zeal)

These censorship people think something is going to promote behavior in people.
- Max Cannon
(Keywords: People, Behavior, Censorship)

I hope that there are no persons that would want to think ill of me in any direction or any behavior.
- Diahann Carroll
(Keywords: Hope, Behavior, Direction, Want)

Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Life, Men, Time, Behavior, Information, Man)

When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were so upset by her behavior, they literally demanded her blood.
- Glenn Close
(Keywords: Audiences, Behavior, Blood)

I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior," he said. "You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends.
- Chuck Colson
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Behavior, Walking)

We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse.
- Jon Corzine
(Keywords: Abuse, Alcohol, Behavior, Drinking, Parents, Youth)

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Parenting, Behavior, Bizarre, Kids, Talking, Will)

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
- Stephen Covey
(Keywords: Character, Behavior, Public)

I've had it happen to me before where it turns out that they never had the money and couldn't have made the movie in the first place. And these are the things you have to look for when trying to read the behavior of the people you sit down with.
- Robert Culp
(Keywords: Money, People, Behavior, First, Trying)

Our morbidly obese federal government needs not just behavior modification but bariatric surgery.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Government, Behavior, Needs)

I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Vision, Behavior, Choice, Enemies, Will)

Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.
- W. Edwards Deming
(Keywords: Action, Behavior, Theory)

People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
- Johnny Depp
(Keywords: People, Behavior, Choices, Sickness)

I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior.
- Jacques Derrida
(Keywords: Time, Behavior, Old, School, Sickness)

We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
- Lawrence Durrell
(Keywords: Thought, Behavior, Children, Measure)

It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal.
- Eknath Easwaran
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Idea, Behavior, Crisis, Future, Relationships)

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.
- Albert Ellis
(Keywords: Age, Women, Fear, Behavior, Public, Public speaking, Therapy)

The administration has a disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to budgeting not only for the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also for military requirements not directly related to these conflicts.
- Russ Feingold
(Keywords: Afghanistan, Behavior, Iraq, Military)

A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets.
- Martin Feldstein
(Keywords: Science, Financial, Behavior, Reason)

I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?
- Sarah Ferguson
(Keywords: Mistake, Behavior, Day, Hair, Living, Mistakes, Past, Thinking)

These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools.
- Bob Filner
(Keywords: War, Behavior, Drugs, Fight, Tools)

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
- Michel Foucault
(Keywords: Love, Power, Behavior, Causes, Desire, Fascism)

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.
- Bruce Jay Friedman
(Keywords: Women, Wife, Friend, Girlfriend, Goal, Behavior, World)

Insofar as international law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behavior of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations.
- J. William Fulbright
(Keywords: Legal, Behavior, Law, Order, Stability)

As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past.
- Timothy Geithner
(Keywords: Policy, Financial, Behavior, Past, Play, Will)

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Change, Behavior, Want)

There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Behavior, Courtesy)

It's a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn't find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.
- Stone Gossard
(Keywords: Balance, Behavior, Flaws, Personality, Respect)

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
- Martha Graham
(Keywords: Nature, Actions, Behavior, Being, Body, Want)

If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.
- Temple Grandin
(Keywords: Time, Behavior, Improvement, Obvious)

Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Death, Survival, Behavior, Consciousness, Karma, Reincarnation)

Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.
- Gary Gygax
(Keywords: Time, Behavior, Children, Encouragement, Imitation, Observation)

Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.
- Alex Haley
(Keywords: Society, Behavior, Racism)

The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior.
- Bruce Henderson
(Keywords: Success, Strategy, Successful, Behavior, Difference)

Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself.
- Anita Hill
(Keywords: People, Actions, Behavior, Difference)



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