What ever is the natural propensity of a person is hard to overcome. If a dog were made a king, he would still gnaw at his shoes laces.
Profession: Sanskrit Fable From Panchatantra
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Author: Doug Horton
Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.
Author: Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)
Profession: American Humorist, Journalist
No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.
Still people are dangerous.
Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)
Profession: French Poet
We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us.
Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Profession: French Classical Writer
Our humility rest upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
Author: Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
Profession: American Anthropologist
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
Author: Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)
Profession: American Author
It's no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.
Author: Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)
Profession: British Novelist, Writer
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Author: Cesare Pavese (1908-1950)
Profession: Italian Poet, Novelist, Translator
People who have little to do are excessive talkers.
The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.
Contraries are cured by contraries.
If we ever do end up acting just like rats or Pavlov's dogs, it will be largely because behaviorism has conditioned us to do so.
Author: Richard D. Rosen
Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.
Author: Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904-1990)
Profession: American Psychologist