Quotation Explorer - 'Instinct'

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 naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. - Anaïs Nin
Love is the instinct for creation. If there is no love, there is no humanity. - Debasish Mridha
The instinct of the thief is most strongly marked in the Skua tribe, and I am afraid that the mere love of thieving alone actuates them on many occasions. - George Murray Levick
The conscience is a right mix of instinct, reason and culture. The conscience itself is not a truth but it has an ability to access the truth. But the very conscience is assembled only by the reason. - Thiruman Archunan
instinct leads me to another flow - Queen Latifah
And I think that in myself (and perhaps evident in what I write) fear of loss and the corresponding instinct to protect myself against loss are potent forces. - Richard Ford
Everyone is born with an instinct of success, and ability to make it, but only the ones who think out of the box succeed. - Unarine Ramaru
Every woman is distinctly beautiful because every woman has a motherly instinct. - Debasish Mridha
With…love of wind, there is no surer test of genuine Nature instinct that this. Any body can love sunshine. - anonymous, from "The Anthenaeum", 1877, in review of Thoreau
Courage is instinct, and heroes are born in the moment. Trust yourself to be great, I do! - D.C. Akers
My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature. - Audrey Hepburn
Love alters all. Unblood my instinct, love. - Theodore Roethke
The survival instinct prove that we are alive. (L’instinct de survie - Prouve qu’on est en vie.) - Charles de Leusse
As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.- (1772-1834) - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There’s something tightly woven throughout the fabric of our humanity that runs entirely opposite to the baser instinct of looking out for our own good. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Instinct of love toward an object demands a mastery to obtain it, and if a person feels they can't control the object or feel threatened by it, they act negatively toward it. - Sigmund Freud
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. - Josh Billings
I see her not dispirited, not weak, but well, remembering that she has seen dark times before, indeed with a kind of instinct that she sees a little better in a cloudy day. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instinct is all of our humanity being deliberately honest with all of life. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. - Paul Pearsall
We always protect our heads, our faces,' he commented as he followed a half-step behind and to her left. It's pure instinct; to shield the eyes. The irony is that the blind have no eyes to protect, and suffer most of their injuries on their legs. But instinct can be blind, too. - Melinda Cross
We are optimists by instinct, pessimists by thought. - Marty Rubin
The instinct of worship is still so strong upon us that, having nearly worn out our capacity for treating kings and such kind of persons as sacred, we are ready to invest a majority of our own selves with the same kind of reverence. - Auberon Herbert
Untraumatized people have a natural instinct to make healthy decisions in the best interest of their true selves. They are only limited by their immaturity and the brokenness of their external world. - Daniel Mackler
Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. - Benjamin Disraeli
APPETITE, n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question. - Ambrose Bierce
The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Always trust your instinct! If you just close your eyes, talk to God and listen you can always hear the truth - Tammy Johnson
As an instinct told her which way to turn, her wisdom told her that it will be a long path to manifest. - Sarah Pussell
Animals understand your love and instinct without any words. Often times, humans understand neither you nor your love. - Debasish Mridha
Fun is closely related to Joy -- a sort of emotional froth arising from the play of instinct. - C.S. Lewis
The instinct of self-preservation is above all the laws - Bangambiki Habyarimana
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.... - C. S. Lewis
He shot everything that moved in a blind fury. It was as if he were floating outside his body, his flesh acting on pure animal instinct. To kill or be killed. It was exhilarating. - Rebecca M. Gibson
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Sometimes your instinct takes you where your body can't..أحيانا غريزتك تأخذك إلى حيث لا يستطيع جسمك - Hicham LM Kamelionaire
In art as in love, instinct is enough. - Anatole France
Listen to your instinct. It is your greatest treasure. Your beauty in the outside reflects your inner beauty. - Lailah Gifty Akita
the fact that every people feel itself threatened by the others gives the state it's definite unifying powers; it depends upon the instinct of self-preservation of society itself; the latent external crisis enables it to get the upper hand in internal crises - Martin Buber
All our progress is an unfolding, like a 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. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your kids pissing you off is an inborn instinct. It's nature's way of getting you to kick them out when they turn 18!Okaaay. ~sigh~ Due to the times, you can kick them out between the ages of 28-38. Can someone please dramatically reduce the cost of housing, already?~SHEESH~ - Dakota Dawn
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun. - Don Marquis
I believe that justice is instinct and innate, the moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as the threat of feeling, seeing and hearing. - Thomas Jefferson
I haven't written in a week. It's like holding your breath under water. You feel an awful constriction and then the instinct to propel yourself. - D.A. Botta
Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance. - Oscar Wilde
The instinct voice is your divine soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
He who discovers the light, discovers life. He who discovers the dark, discovers death, Neither are wrong and neither are right; your perception is what will guide your path. Our minds are our tools, our hearts our truth and our instinct our guidance, don't let them fool you. - Nikki Rowe
Every woman is beautiful. Every woman is amazing because every woman’s heart is filled with the motherly instinct of unconditional love. - Debasish Mridha
What saves us from succumbing to utter meaninglessness is not reason but instinct. - Marty Rubin
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason. - Stanley Baldwin
Art works to satisfy the instinct and the science works to satisfy the reason. - Thiruman Archunan
Je sais, par instinct, que sa réserve provient d'une aversion pour les étalages de sentiment...Pour les manifestations d'amabilité réciproque. Il aimera, comme il haïra, sans en rien laisser paraître, il regardera comme une sorte d'impertinence l'amour ou la haine qu'il recevra en retour. - Emily Brontë
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often. - Samuel Butler
Instinct ensures animals to have society. Reason ensures society to have animals - Thiruman Archunan
He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. - Saki
The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct. - Cicero
Morality is herd instinct in the individual. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Intelligence is just one dimension of ability. Don't limit yourself to it. Open up to instinct, intuition, creativity and thus possibility - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Great souls by instinct to each other turn, demand alliance, and in friendship burn. - Elizabeth George
If the baser instinct of rampant self-preservation adamantly refuses to surrender itself to the infinitely greater call of self-sacrifice, in attempting to save our lives we will have in reality completely destroyed our lives. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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
Man's strongest instinct is not sex or self-preservation. it's to level the playing field. - Ron Brackin
My instinct is saying its not over, but your adamant it is, what do I trust? - Nikki Rowe
Shifters mate for life. We have one true mate and when we meet, we know immediately. By scent. Instinct. You are mine. - Tamara Hoffa
We should challenge the relativism that tells us there is no right or wrong, when every instinct of our mind knows it is not so, and is a mere excuse to allow us to indulge in what we believe we can get away with. A world without values quickly becomes a world without value. - Jonathan Sacks
Love, I have always known, is an evolutionary trait. It is a delicately tuned, intricate, sensitive impulse, but a trait nevertheless, a reaction honed by millions of years of an ever-changing and complex mating instinct. - David Bajo
To horses, everyday is a new day to survive. It's a natural instinct. They don't think of the past or the future, only the present. So in terms of trying to teach your horse or build a special bond, patience is the key to every stall's door. - Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum
It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin. - Katharine Butler Hathaway
The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It's followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again. - Nora Ephron
Nine-tenths of that which is attributed to sexuality is the work of our magnificent ability to imagine, which is no longer an instinct, but exactly the opposite: a creation. - José Ortega y Gasset
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. - George Santayana
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. - George Bernard Shaw
The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head. - Jean Cocteau
Love is a natural instinct that grows if it is nurtured. It evolves itself but withers if it is not watered with affection, care, respect and kindness. - Balroop Singh
Evil possesses an instinct for theater, which is why, in an era of gaudy and gifted media, evil may vastly magnify its damage by the power of horrific images. - Lance Morrow
Bad peoples often hunts past un-resolve haunted projection in other people's life and great peoples forgives haunted instinct nature of bad peoples let go and save the society but this war cycle will never ends. Human forgiveness will have limit. - Atif Iqbal Khan
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Always trust your gut instinct. There will come a time when you will understand, but for now trust God has a plan greater than you have ever imagined. - Shannon L. Alder
She had known it was bad, call it a mother’s instinct, but she’d known this was the knock that was going to scoop her insides out and leave her barely able to stand; merely a shell with nothing good inside anymore. - Andrew Barrett
If you do believe in God, and your first instinct in all things must be gratitude: for creation, or love, for mercy. - Jonathan V. Last
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
Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
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