Behavior Quotes

If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.

Thomas Szasz

A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders.

Michael Medved

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived.

John Boorman

The majority should not be punished and subjected to a licensing curfew because of the bad behavior of the minority.

Tessa Jowell

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

Margaret Mead

Two strongly influential movements--naturalism and absurdism--have polarized western theatre, arguing respectively for a tidy global perspective of human behavior or for an idiosyncratic local vision, in which ultimately no human behavioral patterns can be abstracted. One is left to choose between existence represented as strict linear determinism or as utter randomness.

WILLIAM DEMASTES

Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball.

Warren Buffett

Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.

Margaret J. Wheatley

If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral.

Samuel P. Ginder

Animals behave in set patterns, which is why we are able to hunt and kill them. Only man has the capacity to consciously alter his behavior, to improvise and overcome the weight of routine and habit.

Robert Greene

When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent.

C. E. Coghill

Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.

Cesare Pavese

If fear alters behavior, you're already defeated.

Brenda Hammond

Behavior which appears superficially correct but is intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface

James Bryant Conant

People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives

Thomas Mann

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers

Lewis Thomas

Education and communication are vitally important in order to impress each individual of his or her responsibility regarding the healthy future of the Earth. The best way for students to recognize that their action can make a difference is to have projects organized by the school or community on which the students can work. Once convinced that they can help, people tend to change both their attitude and their behavior. New attitudes towards the environment will be reflected in decisions at home and in corporate boardrooms around the world.

Vanessa Allison

As meditation deepens, complusions, cravings and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior

Eknath Easwaran

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness

Fred Woodworth

Government does not quiet destructive human behavior - it amplifies it

Mark D. Valenti

There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcasts, the suspects, the maltreated in short, from the perspective of those who suffer. Mere waiting and looking on is not Christian behavior. Christians are called to compassion and to action.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A neurosis defends itself by coming up with rationalizations to explain away bizarre behavior.

William M. Kucmierowski

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.

Sharon Anthony Bower

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.

George Meredith
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