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To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


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


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.
~By Kit Williams ~


Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.
~By Willie Stargell ~


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


The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
~By James Thurber ~


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


The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
~By George Orwell ~


I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.
~By Agnetha Faltskog ~


You know, I left the country when Reagan got in; I went to France. And when George Bush Jr. got in, my instincts told me it was time to go - I'd felt that we had grown above that, you know?
~By Tommy Chong ~


Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to "carry it off."
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do.
~By Cheryl Tiegs ~


Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged.
~By Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao ~


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


President Obama celebrates diversity, yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on that common ground to make progress.
~By Valerie Jarrett ~


Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible, but then I realized that I needed actors who could go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
~By Ang Lee ~


Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything.
~By Lucinda Williams ~


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.
~By Slavoj Zizek ~


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


Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~


For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
~By Albert Camus ~


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.
~By Socrates ~


Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure.
~By Charles Dudley Warner ~


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, the finish by loading honors on your head.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


I also learned to be more confident, to trust my instincts more.
~By Lindsey Buckingham ~


A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
~By Richard Branson ~


Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
~By Theodore Dreiser ~


I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
~By George Orwell ~


My instincts are not comedic.
~By Josh Lucas ~


But death's acquisitive instincts will win.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
~By Ayrton Senna ~


The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.
~By Herbert Read ~


Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
~By John Andrew Holmes ~


Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk.
~By W. L. George ~


They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They've followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers.
~By Neil Tennant ~


None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


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


All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.
~By Will Ferrell ~


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.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


The Labour Party is and always has been an instinctive part of my life.
~By Roy Jenkins ~


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


Reason is the servant of instinct.
~By Clarence Day ~


Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


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


If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me.
~By Charlie Hunnam ~


I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
~By Clyde Tombaugh ~


The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.
~By E. B. White ~


My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
~By Roman Polanski ~


To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
~By Steven Brust ~


Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there's no manual, no training course.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


To destroy a standing crop goes against the soundest instincts of human nature.
~By Henry Cantwell Wallace ~


People just don't laugh when their family is violated, and you don't shrug it off. You band together and you defend together. It's a funny, primitive instinct.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate.
~By Christie Hefner ~


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


The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.
~By George Santayana ~


And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
~By William Gibson ~


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


Some of my instincts are reprehensible.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


I live on my gut instinct.
~By Melanie Brown ~


The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening.
~By Ann Coulter ~


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


Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years.
~By Taylor Dane ~


I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


I'm pretty instinctive. I'm a quick learner.
~By Shannon Elizabeth ~


I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.
~By Richard Linklater ~


I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
~By Rem Koolhaas ~


On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts.
~By David Duchovny ~


Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I've been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn't matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.
~By Steve Irwin ~


Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.
~By Paul Berg ~


I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way... so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.
~By Ida B. Wells ~


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.
~By Anais Nin ~


One of the things that I loved about listening to Miles Davis is that Miles always had an instinct for which musicians were great for what situations. He could always pick a band, and that was the thing that separated him from everybody else.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
~By A. Bartlett Giamatti ~


The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education.
~By John Engler ~


We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
~By Edward Hall ~


To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
~By Jane Harrison ~


I remember that, although I was full of fervour, I didn't have the slightest inkling, even at forty, of the deeper side to the movement we were pursuing by instinct. It was in the air!
~By Camille Pissarro ~


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.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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


Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
~By Bill Blass ~


Instinct is the nose of the mind.
~By Delphine de Girardin ~


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


I guess I feel that I was following my instincts, and at the same time being guided by the best. I became totally intrigued with Louisiana - the people, the food. It is a part of my life. Everything that has happened for me since moving here has just been icing on the cake.
~By Emeril Lagasse ~


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


For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.
~By Billy Zane ~


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


When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts - that's when I get in trouble.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


I really like to experiment. That's the only way I can work. It's instinctive.
~By F. Murray Abraham ~

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