instinct

A Quote by Hector Hugh Munro [Saki] on instinct and unhappiness

He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.

Saki (1870 - 1916)

Source: Misc.

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A Quote by Rollo May on cats, choice, commitment, courage, day, decisions, dignity, growth, instinct, nature, people, women, and worth

The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.

Rollo May (1909 -)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on angels, impulses, instinct, joy, laws, life, and soul

The ultimate, angels' law, Indulging every instinct of the soul There where law, life, joy, impulse are one thing!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Death in the Desert.

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A Quote by Robert A. Taft on charity, clothes, food, government, instinct, labor, life, planning, and politicians

The New Dealers, labor politicians and Socialists have tried to take advantage of the natural American instinct for charity to forward their plans to socialize the furnishing of the necessities of life to all. If the Government gives free medical care to everybody, why not free food, clothing and housing?

Robert A. Taft (1889 - 1953)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on darkness, day, instinct, kindness, secrets, trade, and weakness

So . . . I feel in regard to this aged England . . . pressed upon by transitions of trade and . . . competing populations,-I see her not dispirited, not weak, but well remembering that she has seen dark days before;-indeed, with a kind of instinct that she sees a little better in a cloudy day, and that, in storm of battle and calamity, she has a secret vigor and a pulse like a cannon.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: English Traits, Speech at Manchester

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on instinct, reason, and trust

Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on instinct, reason, and trust

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on instinct, knowledge, plants, progress, reason, and trust

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end. though you can render no reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on instinct and women

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on instinct, love, men, romance, and women

Men always want to be a woman's first love; women have a more subtle instinct: what they like is to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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