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The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.

Author: Joe Ancis


Of course, behaviorism works. So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense, down-to-earth behaviorist, a few drugs, and simple electrical appliances, and in six months I will have him reciting the Athanasian Creed in public.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top.

Author: Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)

Profession: British Dramatist

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

Author: Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898)

Profession: Prussian Statesman, Prime Minister

It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can't tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.

Author: Noam Chomsky (1928)

Profession: American Linguist, Political Activist

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

Author: C. E. Coghill


What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?

Author: Leonard Cohen (1934)

Profession: Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer

Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.

Author: George W. Crane


To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.

Author: Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

Profession: French Philosopher, Scientist

At the time, my grandparents told my mom, ''Lordy, what is Shannen doing?'' Now I've calmed down. [on her reputation for bad behavior]

Author: Shannen Doherty (1971)

Profession: American Actress

Though our conduct seems so very different from that of the higher animals, the primary instincts are much alike in them and in us.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

A mission could be defined as an image of a desired state that you want to get to. Once fully seen, it will inspire you to act, fuel your imagination and determine your behavior.

Author: Charles A. Garfield

Profession: American Peak Performance Expert, Researcher, Trainer

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist