instinct

A Quote by Guillaume Apollinaire on art, instinct, personality, personality, and purity

To insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality.

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)

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A Quote by Sir George Sitwell on accidents, age, beauty, fortune, garden, history, instinct, interest, justice, mind, nations, past, peace, security, society, present, time, and world

To these delights of a garden, age may add a further interest which can hardly be distinguished from beauty, for the mind, at least with those who have the historic instinct, is always longing to be connected with the past, and dreading for itself confinement upon the plane of time, delights in evidences of the long continuance of nations, families and institutions, in hale and vigorous old age, in long-settled peace beyond the turn of Fortune's wheel, the 'scornful dominion of accident.' Restfulness is the prevailing note of an old garden; in this fairy world of echo and suggestion where the Present Age never comes but to commune with the Past, we feel the glamour of a Golden Age, of a state of society just and secure which has grown and blossomed as the rose.

George Sitwell

Source: On the Making of Gardens, 1909

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A Quote by George Gilbert Aimé Murray on defense, enemies, food, instinct, justice, pleasure, and sports

The average beast of prey is a decent creature who merely kills for the sake of food or in a fight against an enemy. It is only man who calls killing "sport" and kills for the pleasure of killing; not for food, not for self-defense, but just to satisfy some primitive instinct, once necessary and now perverted.

George Gilbert Aime Murray (1866 - 1957)

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A Quote by George Bancroft on charity, instinct, life, privilege, and study

The charities of life are scattered everywhere, enameling the vales of human beings as the flowers paint the meadows. They are not the fruit of study, nor the privilege of refinement, but a natural instinct.

George Bancroft (1800 - 1891)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on individuality, instinct, and morality

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Frank Parker Day on art, books, children, climate, cooperation, desires, feeling, fishing, good, goodness, habits, instinct, interest, joy, life, men, religion, women, work, and world

There are six things that "keep us going." •First, the instinct to live, which we apparently have no part in making or deciding about. •Second, group consciousness and the desire that we have to win the approbation of our fellows within the group. •Third, the various interests that we may find in life, such as religion or art or some such other branch of esthetics. •Fourth, in our climate the habit of work. •Fifth, the sheer joy of physical life that we find in hours of well-earned recreation after hard work -games, fishing, tramping the hills, a good book before an open fire. •Sixth, and most important, the general feeling that we have that there is some abstract goodness or rightness in the world with which we may cooperate in making the world a fine place for a splendid race of men, women and children to live in.

Frank Parker Day (1881 - ?)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on death, instinct, and men

When a bee stings, she dies. She cannot sting and live. When men sting, their better selves die. Every sting kills a better instinct. Men must not turn bees and kill themselves in stinging others.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Ernest Bell on animals, instinct, knowledge, people, power, reason, theory, time, and wonder

The old assumption that animals acted exclusively by instinct, while man had a monopoly of reason, is, we think, maintained by few people nowadays who have any knowledge at all about animals. We can only wonder that so absurd a theory could have been held for so long a time as it was, when on all sides the evidence if animals' power of reasoning is crushing.

Ernest Bell (1851 - 1933)

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A Quote by Elvis Presley on instinct and people

I think most people have a natural instinct to rebel.

Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977)

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A Quote by Elaine Agather on funny, instinct, and leadership

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.

Elaine Agather

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