37 Quotes About Behaving

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Teaching children to be good role models and citizens in society do not go without its challenges. These quotes about behaving will encourage positive reinforcement for good behavior.

“A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.”

“A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.”

“Although it shouldn’t be, men behaving badly is sort of an occupational hazard for those working in Washington.”

“America has to act. But, when America acts, other nations accuse us of being ‘hegemonistic’, of engaging in ‘unilateralism’, of behaving as if we’re the only nation on earth that counts. We are.”

“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”

“Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.”

“Behaving morally because of a hope of reward or a fear of punishment is not morality. Morality is not bribery or threats. Religion is bribery and threats. Humans have morality. We don’t need religion.”

“Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.”

“Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.”

“I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world.”

“I never envy the guys who get attention for partying too much or behaving badly.”

“Identity is part of drama to me. Who am I, why am I behaving this way, and am I aware of it?”

“If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.”

“If you let the plot be determined by what you feel is in the character’s mind at that point, it may not turn out to be a very good play, but at least it will be a play where people are behaving in a kind of truthful way.”

“If you spend a week at a casino you will very easily see that people have a certain way of behaving in a casino.”

“If you’re an actor, you tend to fool yourself into thinking you’re much younger than you are because you’re playing parts and behaving like a child all the time.”

“In public, when my kids have not been behaving great – because that’s life, my kids are not perfect, okay – I’ve noticed other people watching me. And I felt judged, because I’m obviously in the public eye. So that’s been hard.”

“In terms of behaving in a civic way, I feel my behavior is always exemplary.”

“Meeting my wife Amanda was the best thing that could ever have happened to me. She wasn’t going to let me screw around my life anymore, so I stopped drinking and started behaving like a decent human being.”

“Once you realize that you’re in something that you’ve always wanted and you don’t want to lose it, you behave differently. And that means the integrity, the professionalism, and knowing what’s right from wrong and still making choices that you probably wouldn’t have made.”

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.”

“Politics feels, on what I have seen of it, like joining a tribe, and a lot of it is about unspoken ways of behaving.”

“Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better”

“Silos and bureaucracy are well-oiled machines in corporate America, but they are ultimately perpetuated by individual behavior. If we start behaving differently, we can create change. In other words, shifting your focus onto the team – or the ship as a whole, not just yourself will have meaningful impact.”

“Take stock of your thoughts and behavior. Each night ask yourself, when were you negative when you could have been positive? When did you withhold love when you might have given it? When did you play a neurotic game instead of behaving in a powerful way? Use this process to self-correct.”

“To transcend limitations and form positive new patterns of life based on who you know you can be rather than who you were yesterday, you must give up the modes of thinking, feeling and behaving that only keep you chained to your past.”

“We are all in the business of sales. Teachers sell students on learning, parents sell their children on making good grades and behaving, and traditional salesmen sell their products.”

“We are still behaving as if a worker really doesn’t have a family because the work pattern really was meant for men who really were the financial support but weren’t looking after their families. We need to change this, and we can easily do that.”

“We must stop posing as victims of the West and behaving negatively towards the West. We must participate with the West on an equal footing in the reconstruction of the world.”

“We teach people that they upset themselves. We can’t change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.”

“What I’ve discovered and try to integrate into my show is when you’re up there, and you are loud and more visible, you’re setting a tone for how people can behave and how they can feel comfortable behaving.”

“When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.”

“When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you’re given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.”

“When you play a guitar for a long time, you get your hand oils in there; it starts feeling good and behaving, and you just don’t want to mess with that.”

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”

“You can’t just blame things on evil. Everyone’s a human, so when people say that somebody’s behaving ‘inhuman,’ it’s not. It’s very human – it’s just not a very nice side of it.”

“You just need to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and then see how they feel and then you will understand why they are reacting or why they are behaving the way that they are behaving. We need to be fair.”

It is important to remember that you do not need to overparent in order to raise successful children in life.

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