37 Quotes About Instinct

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Following your instinct allows you to focus on achieving your goals and building a sustainable life for yourself. These quotes about instinct will bring you the encouragement and stamina you need to accomplish the impossible.

“A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.”

“Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.”

“And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

“At a deep psychological level, convincing young people that they will get the respect, admiration, love that they are looking for through consumerism is a manipulation of a deep human instinct to want to belong.”

“At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession.”

“Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.”

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”

“Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.”

“Everything I do in life is framed through the view of a businessman. That’s my instinct. If I go into a pharmacy to buy shaving cream, then I’m going to look for the best deal on shaving cream.”

“Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will – like an instinct.”

“I am someone who always gets up again, even if there are setbacks. I have a survivor instinct. I’m not sure where it comes from, but probably from all the little things that make you into who you are.”

“I choose totally by instinct. And the only time I’ve ever gone against my instincts, I’ve regretted it.”

“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.”

“I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.”

“I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ‘gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days.”

“Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.”

“If you’re serious about what you’re doing, you’ve got to keep your head and follow your instinct. Maybe you won’t reach the same dizzy heights as others, but you will get something back.”

“Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct – a gift of knowing without reasoning… Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence – it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success.”

“It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.”

“Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.”

“Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.”

“Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.”

“Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.”

“Never apologise for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right.”

“Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.”

“Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.”

“Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey ‘people.’ People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.”

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”

“The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can’t learn it, you can’t buy it, you can’t put it in a bottle. It’s just there and it comes out.”

“The human being is a strange mixture of blind instinct, on one hand, and conscience, on the other.”

“The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.”

“The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.”

“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.”

“There is no instinct like that of the heart.”

“To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.”

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

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”

Trusting your human instincts will help you to gain control of your responses in order to succeed.

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