Instinct Quotes


145 Instinct quotes:



"For all the talk you hear about knowledge being such a wonderful thing, instinct is worth forty of it for real unerringness"
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way - who husbands it too carefully to waste it where it can be dispensed with"
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Sublimation of instinct is an especially conspicuous feature of cultural development; it is what makes it possible for higher psychical activities, scientific, artistic or ideological, to play such an important part in civilized life. If one were to yield to a first impression, one would say that sublimation is a vicissitude which has been forced upon the instincts entirely by civilization. But it would be wiser to reflect upon this a little longer. In the third place, finally, and this seems the most important of all, it is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built up upon a renunciation of instinct, how much it presupposes precisely the non-satisfaction (by suppression, repression or some other means?) of powerful instincts. This ‘cultural frustration’ dominates the large field of social relationships between human beings;we know already that it is the cause of the antagonism against which all civilization has to fight."
Author: Freud Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"What is peculiar in the life of a man consists not in his obedience, but his opposition, to his instincts. In one direction or another he strives to live a supernatural life."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"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."
Author: Einstein Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray."
"There is not, in my opinion, anything more mysterious in nature than this instinct in animals, which thus rise above reason, and yet fall infinitely short of it."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend."
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason."
"All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"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."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason"
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Glen has given us free rein and told us to play, as much as we can, by instinct so it is going to be very enjoyable."
Author: Giteau Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it."
Author: Olivier Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes English Actor Quotes
"He just wanted to keep us focused. He has a good instinct for that, a good feel for that."
Author: Piazza Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"You've got to have killer instinct. For the first time all year, we did that. You can't trade baskets, especially at this time because that's when you get beat."
Author: Dudley Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"My instinct was to go for it, ... But then reality set in and I was like, ?What the heck am I doing??"
Author: Rose Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes


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