Phrases on instinct: aphorisms, quotes


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Quotes, aphorisms and sentences on instinct, or on that particular innate behavior that makes an individual or animal tend to perform a certain action without wasting time thinking about it.


Quotes about instinct

- Our strongest instinct, our internal tyrant, is subject not only to our reason, but also to our conscience. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

- First came the action. Believe in your instinct, and then move on to rational judgment. (Haruki Murakami)


- Instinct dictates duty and intelligence provides pretexts to evade it. (Marcel Proust)

- Follow your instinct. It is there that true wisdom manifests itself. (Oprah Winfrey)

- If we tend to listen to the voice of our instinct, we will find ourselves. And once this meeting has taken place, each of us with his great strength will illuminate everyday life, and those close to him. (Banana Yoshimoto)


- Comparing globally man and woman, it can be said that the woman would not have the genius of the order, if she did not have the instinct of the secondary role. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

- Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-awareness. (John Sterling)

- In the absence of certainty, trust your instincts. (Jonathan Cainer)


- Trust your instincts. Better to make mistakes on your own than on behalf of someone else. (Billy Wilder)

- Common sense is instinct, and so much common sense is genius. (Josh Billings)

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- Anyone who has always supported their instincts cannot have remorse. (Pierre Mac Orland)

- I believe that in the heart and in human nature there are innumerable absurd impulses and instincts, but society has created rules that cannot be expressed. (Satoschi Kon)

- It is only by following your deepest instincts that you can live a satisfying life, and if you let your fear of the consequences prevent you from following your deepest instincts, then your life will be safe, advantageous and superficial. (Katharine Butler Hathaway)

- It is all a matter of instinct and intuition, very difficult to teach. (Van Morrison)

- Trust your instincts. It is usually based on facts stored just below the level of awareness. (Joyce Brothers)

- Work hard, be patient, learn as much as you can while learning what you do. Learn to accept criticism, follow your instincts and don't compromise. (Simon Cowell)

- There is no instinct equal to that of the heart. (George Byron)


- Use your inner gaze and your instincts to move us, to express your vision of how and why humans do what they do. (Robert Mckee)

- Living is like loving: the reason is against you, but every healthy instinct in favor. (Samuel Butler)

- Women have a very strong instinct. A strong and elementary instinct. (Vasily Grossman)

- In art, as in love, instinct is enough. (Anatole France)

- There is no instinct equal to that of the heart. (Lord Byron)

Aphorisms on instinct

- I have been and still am a seeker, but I stopped asking questions of stars and books; I began to listen to the teachings that my blood whispers to me. (Hermann Hesse)


- Man is neither good nor threatening, he was born with instincts and attitudes. (Honoré De Balzac)

- Life is like music; it must be composed with ear, feeling, and instinct, not with the rules. (Samuel Butler)

- All instincts that are not discharged externally turn to the interior. (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

- Usually instinct tells you what you need to do long before your mind needs to understand it. (Edmund Burke)

- As a rule, the great decisions of human life have more to do with instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will, good intentions, reasonableness. (Carl Gustav Jung)

- Listen to your instincts, listen to your body, your heart, your intelligence. It's up to you, go where your spontaneity takes you and you'll never be wrong. (Osho)

- Women have a wonderful instinct: they have the ability to discover everything except the obvious. (Oscar Wilde)

- All instincts that are not discharged externally turn to the interior. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

- Trust your instincts. It is usually based on facts stored just below the level of awareness. (Joyce Brothers)

- What we feel and think and are and largely determined by the state of our glands and bowels. (Aldous Leonard Huxley)

- We use our brain too little, and when we do, it's just to apologize for our reflexes and instincts. (Martin Henry Fischer)

- A leader or a man of action in the event of a crisis almost always acts unconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his gesture. (Jawaharlal Nehru)


- Invert every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you would do by inclination, and you will probably come to be very close to the perfect swing. (Ben Hogan)

- Instinct is a wonderful thing. It cannot be explained or ignored. (Agatha Christie)

- In every human being there is the primordial instinct to help others. (Matt Damon)

- The task of instinct is to always go half a step ahead. (Helena Anahva)

- The female sex, of short stature, narrow shoulders, broad hips and short legs, could have been called beautiful sex only by the male intellect clouded by the sexual instinct: in that instinct, that is, all beauty resides female. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

- Science only serves to verify the discoveries of instinct. (Jean Cocteau)

- Two things guide human nature: instinct and experience. (Blaise Pascal)

- As a rule, the great decisions of human life have more to do with instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will, good intentions, reasonableness.
(Carl Gustav Jung)

- Physical love is a natural instinct, like hunger and thirst, but the permanence of love is not an instinct. (André Maurois)

Phrases on instinct

- Faith in God is an instinct, a natural instinct for man, like his upright position. Not having this faith is against nature, just as the curved position is against nature for man. (Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi)

- Trust your instincts. Better to make mistakes on your own than on behalf of someone else. (Billy Wilder)

- Loyalty is when love is stronger than instinct. (Paul Carvel)


- Normally instinct suggests what to do before the mind imagines it. (Edmund Burke)

- The mother is sublime because it is all instinct. The maternal instinct is divinely animal. (Victor Hugo)

- Conscience never deceives; it is the true guide of man: it is to the soul as instinct is to the body. (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

- I would rather rely on the instinct of a woman than on the reason of a man. (Stanley Baldwin)

- Instinct is the iron skeleton that underlies all our ideas of free will. (Stephen King)

- It is a natural instinct to retreat before the unknown. (Evelyn Waugh)

- It is natural instinct in women to despise those who love them, and to love those who hate them. (Miguel De Cervantes)

- The vulgar does not define intelligent that the actions of intelligence in the service of instinct. (Nicolás Gómez Dávila)

- Instinct makes women look like beasts, always dependent on extrinsic influences, self-confident and cheerful. In it the singular force of instinct is stirred, which makes it truly admirable and attractive. (Paul Julius Mobius)

- The sages are instructed by reason; common minds from experience; stupid by necessity; and brutes from instinct. (Guide)

- In order to know the nature of the peoples, it is not convenient to compare them in normal moments but when, free from any restraint, they find themselves at the mercy of their instincts. (Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour)

- Our instincts are like mice that eat their poisons voraciously always chasing the evil that thirst them and, if they drink, they die. (William Shakespeare)


- Every impulse we try to suffocate ferments in our mind and poisons us. (Oscar Wilde)

- Our civilization is still in an intermediate stage: not entirely beast, because it is no longer entirely driven by instinct; not entirely human, because it is not yet entirely guided by reason. (Theodore Dreiser)

- Reason must be based on the knowledge of the heart and instinct ... It is the heart that feels God, not reason. This is what faith is: God sensitive to the heart, not to reason. (Blaise Pascal)

- Religions and the state have benefited from our instinct for protective mammals. The metaphor of the father and mother is their big deal. (Benjamin Barajas)

- The crowd is a docile flock unable to live without a master. She is so eager to obey that she instinctively submits to the one who leads her. (Sigmund Freud)

- It is almost impossible to reconcile the needs of the sexual instinct with those of civilization. (Sigmund Freud)

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