Instinct Quotes

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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

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

View quotes by Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
View quotes by Edmund Burke

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.
View quotes by James Thurber

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.
View quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge

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