That’s the trouble with people like them, I suppose; whenever you think you’re detecting the first signs of them starting to behave responsibly, it’s just them being even more devious and underhand than usual.
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
The historian must have a third quality as well: some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead.
If self-efficacy is lacking, people tend to behave ineffectually, even though they know what to do.albert bandura
That is almost the definition of any friendship that is worthwhile — that we don't care a damn how you behave yourself.Edmund Clerihew Bentley
When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn't she behave like a nice man?edith evans
How rare that an artist should make something which forces us to think, and encourages us to stop and think, to question why we behave the way we do.martin firrell
Things we are accustomed to regard as myth or fairy story are very much present in people’s lives. Nice people behave like wicked stepmothers. Every day.diana wynne jones
Most people, even in simple risky situations, don't behave the way the theory of utility would have them behave.howard raiffa
I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectfully towards Islam or Mohammed.anders fogh rasmussen
Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.alex trebek
The people can never understand why the President does not use his powers to make them behave. Well all the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.harry s. truman
In time of war all countries behave equally badly, because the power of action is handed over to stupid and obstinate men.kenneth clark
Our forebears are deserving of tribute for one indisputable reason, if for no other: without them we should not be here. Let us recognize that we are not the ultimate triumph but rather we are beads on a string. Let us behave with decency to the beads that were strung before us and hope modestly that the beads that come after us will not hold us of no account simply because we are dead.Robertson Davies
It may strike us as odd that the idea of gain is a relatively modern one; we are schooled to believe that man is essentially an acquisitive creature and that left to himself he will behave as any self-respecting businessman would. The profit motive, we are constantly being told, is as old as man himself. Nothing could be further from the truth.robert heilbroner
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.robert a. heinlein
Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.robert a. heinlein
In a Society in which there is no law, and in theory no compulsion, the only arbiter of behaviour is public opinion. But public opinion, because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious animals, is less tolerant than any system of law. When human beings are governed by "thou shalt not", the individual can practise a certain amount of eccentricity: when they are supposedly governed by "love" or "reason", he is under continuous pressure to make him behave and think in exactly the same way as everyone else.george orwell
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.Logan Pearsall Smith
Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying.Anna Quindlen
Xenophobia is a fear of individuals who look or behave differently than than those one is accustomed to.
Children's literature often bears clear evidence of its political leanings. Robinson Crusoe (written for adults but appropriated by younger readers) was about a white man who taught a black man how to behave as much as possible like a decent Englishman. The Jungle Book stories feature Mowgli, who learns the law of the jungle then dominates all of them.
A plot is about things that happen. A story is about people who behave. To admire a story you must be willing to listen to the people and observe them.
"The dictionary definition of a Christian is one who follows Christ; kind, kindly, Christ-like. Anarchism is voluntary cooperation for good, with the right of secession. A Christian anarchist is therefore one who turns the other cheek, overturns the tables of the moneychangers, and does not need a cop to tell him how to behave. A Christian anarchist does not depend upon bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One-Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused, and dying world."
I've handled colour as man should behave. With trained and sensitive eyes, you can recognise this double behavior of colour. And from this you may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.