Herd-instinct Quotes

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Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
View quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct. [Appearance and Reality, Preface]
View quotes by F H Bradley

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
View quotes by Sun Tzu

A herd of elephant... pacing along as if they had an appointment at the end of the world (Out of Africa)
View quotes by Isak Dinesen

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
View quotes by Archibald MacLeish

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

View quotes by Lord Byron

Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
View quotes by John Gay

All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.
View quotes by Hilaire Belloc

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.
View quotes by Laurence Olivier

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
View quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
View quotes by Thomas Gray

Humour is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
View quotes by Max Eastman

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
View quotes by George Patton

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything but the obvious.
View quotes by Oscar Wilde

There is in all animals a sense of duty that man condescends to call instinct
View quotes by Robert Brault

My instinct is to keep my engagement ring - After all, I wouldn't like to see it on the finger of a cheeky girl.
View quotes by Sian Lloyd

The reason good women like me flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
View quotes by Theda Bara

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
View quotes by William Cowper

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.
View quotes by Max Beerbohm

It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel.
View quotes by David Leavitt



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