62 Human Behavior Quotes And Sayings

They say that there is no such thing as a stupid question. But some of the questions we ask ourselves are so dumb that we can’t help but wonder what we were thinking. These quotes about human-behavior will help you find out what you really mean to ask yourself.

Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).
Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue). Jess C. Scott
Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime–if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more–was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside. Jess C. Scott
Rafael?””Yeah?”„Do we all have monsters?”„ Yes.”„ Why does God give us so many monsters?”„ You want to know my theory?”„ Sure.”„ I think it’s other people who give us monsters. Maybe God doesn’t have anything to do with it. Unknown
Killing a bunch of Jihadis may be morally justified, to save humanity from their wrath, but it won't terminate Jihad for long. Jihad or Holy war would keep festering one way or another, until religious fundamentalism is eradicated from the human society. Until the whole humanity learns to scrutinize its most revered scriptures with the sharp tool of reasoning, Jihad will keep on striking over the world. If one does not have the basic conscientious capacity to refute the primitive textual verses of the scriptures that demand one to kill or torture another being for holding a different belief system than one's own, then that entity is no being of the civilized human society, it is merely a pest from the stone-age. No Quran, no Bible, no Gita, no Cow, is greater than the human self. There shall be hope for harmony and peace in the world, only when fundamentalism is destroyed forever. Harmony is not a luxury, it is an existential necessity of the species. And to achieve it, if a hundred Bibles have to be sacrificed, then be it. But for no Bible, Quran or Gita, can harmony be compromised. Abhijit Naskar
Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen. Suzy Kassem
A wonderful area for speculative academic work is the unknowable. These days religious subjects are in disfavor, but there are still plenty of good topics. The nature of consciousness, the workings of the brain, the origin of aggression, the origin of language, the origin of life on earth, SETI and life on other worlds..this is all great stuff. Wonderful stuff. You can argue it interminably. But it can't be contradicted, because nobody knows the answer to any of these topics. Michael Crichton
The only measure of judging a human being is through that person’s character, because character is not determined by race, religion, gender or social status. And one who recognizes this simple fact of human life behaves the same with the scientist, the janitor and the sex-worker. Abhijit Naskar
Consciousness is a mystery that faces the mystery of potential and transforms it into actuality. We do that with every choice we make. Our choices determine the destiny of the world. By making a choice, you alter the structure of reality Jordan Petersen
When phobia starts to build up in the psyche of thinking humanity against a part of its own kind, there is nothing more primordial and gruesome than that, especially when we are talking about a species that is supposedly the most intelligent one on Earth. Phobias recorded in DSM do not make a person lesser human, but Islamophobia does indeed define whether a person is really a thinking and sentient sapiens or an ignorant caveman. Abhijit Naskar
Islamophobia defines whether a person is really a thinking and...
Islamophobia defines whether a person is really a thinking and sentient sapiens or an ignorant caveman. Abhijit Naskar
That was when I first observed a phenomenon I now call the "New York Slide": you offer your words to try to communicate and connect with someone, but your words just hit a brick wall the person has erected to ward off human contact- the words slide down it and roll away. Kelly Cutrone
From the perspective of a general human being — a non-scientist, the most valuable element of the human mental life, is Emotion — a tiny portion of our conscious mental world. We humans as a species crave for emotional stimulation. And in many cases, as it happens, we are actually slaves to our emotions. Abhijit Naskar
Any human action that goes against what is ordinary, is...
Any human action that goes against what is ordinary, is deemed as an anomaly. Abhijit Naskar
Nature of Human is neither good nor bad, it is...
Nature of Human is neither good nor bad, it is simply a fusion of primitive instinctual urges and modern humane conscience. Abhijit Naskar
After the dinosaurs, it is us the humans that have become the dominant species on planet earth. However, unlike the dinosaurs, we have become the rulers of this planet not by ferociousness, but by intelligence, even though we are no less ferociousness than them. Abhijit Naskar
Inside a jihadi brain, the neuropsychological elements of aggression and rage run rampant, due to socio-political conditions. These overwhelming mental elements of young souls, when attached to the sacred texts of the Quran, by the authoritarian groups of fundamentalists, become weapons of mass destruction in the pursuit of the exclusive supremacy of one religion over the others. Abhijit Naskar
As hard as we strive, man remains a perfect imperfect...
As hard as we strive, man remains a perfect imperfect being. AuliqIce
To summarize, using money to motivate people can be a double-edged sword. For tasks that require cognitive ability, low to moderate performance-based incentives can help. But when the incentive level is very high, it can command too much attention and thereby distract the person’s mind with thoughts about the reward. This can create stress and ultimately reduce the level of performance. Dan Ariely
Love begins with the stage of subconscious primitive lust and...
Love begins with the stage of subconscious primitive lust and attraction. I’m saying primitive because at this very early stage there is really no difference between primitive man and modern man. Abhijit Naskar
Males of all species are made for wooing females, and females typically choose among their suitors. If you take a closer look, you can observe such behavior all around you. The beautiful bird chirping outside your window. It’s a mating call. That pretty little bird is trying to attract a potential mate, so that it can propagate its genes. Why does the peacock have such beautiful feathers? It is to attract a healthy female. He as well is trying to propagate his genes. Even we humans, are not much different from the rest of the animal kingdom when it comes to attracting potential mates. When women dress up for their night out at the club, they are doing so to look attractive. This is a subconscious evolutionary desire to attract as many potential mates as possible.. While women tend to grab attention with their looks, men on the other hand, tend to attract as many potential females as possible, by showing off their resources. When a man shows off with his fancy car, expensive gold watch and suit, or flexes his muscles and brags about how many credit cards he owns, he’s doing so to make himself desirable by healthy women, in order to propagate his genes. It is all in the pursuit of reproduction. . Abhijit Naskar
In the beginning of our love lives, it is the beastly instinct of sexual attraction that drives us all. The butterflies in your stomach simply signal your mind that the person in front of you would make a fantastic mate to make babies with. Without this primeval drive, you won’t ever fall for anyone in your entire lifetime. The very attraction you feel towards a person in a romantic way, is a mental manifestation of a subconscious desire to mate with that person. . Abhijit Naskar
Nature programmed the neurobiological processes of early love to appear as something beyond the primitive sexual cravings of the genitals. So, from an evolutionary standpoint, it all leads to copulation and reproduction, but from the perspective of the individual who has recently fallen head over heels in love with someone, it is mostly about a sensation of warmth and delight, and rarely of sexual nature. Abhijit Naskar
Love and Divinity are both gifts from Nature, fraught with...
Love and Divinity are both gifts from Nature, fraught with the highest bliss. Abhijit Naskar
Much more plausible is the computer-based explanation that dreams are a spillover from the unconscious processing of the day's experience, from the brain's decision on how much of the daily events temporarily stored in a kind of buffer to emplace in long-term memory.. The American psychiatrist Ernest Hartmann of Tufts University has providedanecdotal but reasonably persuasive evidence that people who are engaged in intellectual activities during the day, especially unfamiliar intellectual activities, require more sleep at night, while, by and large, those engaged in mainly repetitive and intellectually unchallenging tasks are able to do with much less sleep. Carl Sagan
However, in part for reasons of organizationalconvenience, modern societies are structured as if all humans had the same sleep requirements; and in many parts of the world there is a satisfying sense of moral rectitude in rising early. The amount of sleep required for buffer dumping would then depend on how much we have both thought and experienced since the last sleep period. Carl Sagan
Daddy, I don't like military parades. I never want to...
Daddy, I don't like military parades. I never want to be like those people who march rank and file to music - they were given brains by mistake. Corinne Maier
Rationality attracts conscientious humans, whereas mysticism attracts fools. Abhijit Naskar
We humans are the Tyrannosaurus Rex of mammals. Abhijit Naskar
A great paradox which should God make us understand, we will weep, laugh, wonder and ponder is the paradox of human ignorance Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When examining evidence relevant to a given belief, people are inclined to see what they expect to see, and conclude what they expect to conclude. Information that is consistent with our pre-existing beliefs is often accepted at face value, whereas evidence that contradicts them is critically scrutinized and discounted. Our beliefs may thus be less responsive than they should to the implications of new information . Thomas Gilovich
For desired conclusions, we ask ourselves, "Can I believe this?", but for unpalatable conclusions we ask, "Must I believe this? Thomas Gilovich
It seems that once again people engage in a search for evidence that is biased toward confirmation. Asked to assess the similarity of two entities, people pay more attention to the ways in which they are similar than to the ways in which they differ. Asked to assess dissimilarity, they become more concerned with differences than with similarities. In other words, when testing a hypothesis of similarity, people look for evidence of similarity rather than dissimilarity, and when testing a hypothesis of dissimilarity, they do the opposite. The relationship one perceives between two entities, then, can vary with the precise form of the question that is asked . Thomas Gilovich
One way or another we are all biased, but still we have the modern cortical capacity to choose whether or not to let the harmful biases dictate our behavior. Abhijit Naskar
The Internet is the Petri dish of humanity. We can't control what grows in it, but we don't have to watch either. Tiffany Madison
In a world of complete economic equality, you get and keep the affections you deserve. You can’t buy love with gifts or favors, you can’t hold love by raising an inadequate child, and you can’t be secure in love by serving as a good scrub woman or a good provider. B.F. Skinner
No one really knows why humans do what they do. David K. Reynolds
Don’t focus on the action, focus on the mentality behind the action. Analyzing the mentality will help us differentiate between a one-time error and a long-term character flaw. Izey Victoria Odiase
Humanism is not a single character. It is a magnificent blend of various emotional and behavioral traits that are unique to the human mind. Abhijit Naskar
When it is time for religion to vanish from the face of earth upon having finished its service of psychological reinforcement to humanity, Mother Nature will make that happen one way or another. Abhijit Naskar
Men most often know what they want, yet they are not always sure how they feel. Women most often know how they feel, yet they may not always know what they want. Ken Poirot
What the new science of anthrozoology reveals is that our attitudes, behaviors, and relationships with the animals in our lives- the ones we love, the ones we hate, and the ones we eat- are, likewise, more complicated than we thought. Hal Herzog
The only consistency in the way humans think about animals is inconsistency. Hal Herzog
What is the point of having a civilization, if we do not practice being civilized! Abhijit Naskar
They say “as brave as lion”, they say “as clever as fox”, they say “ as friendly as dog” but nobody says “as something good as man”. Amit Kalantri
Tricked by desire, mastered by love, rescued by beloved! What else you want to know about humans? Saurabh Sharma
Regardless of all our pretenses, deep within, we are still unconsciously the same old cave-people. Abhijit Naskar
I would say that introverts make some of the best international philosophers. The less common attribute of the introverted lifestyle - a close societal connection, as such a connection disappears or changes in relevance as the currents of the winds change - leaves too much room for one's own cultural bias. Instead, introverts tend to turn inward, the laboratory of being and all its forms. This is the most accurate study of the individual human being, which is in turn, rather than those affected by cultural limitations, the most universal reflection of human understanding and human behavior. . Criss Jami
Since the war, we're the only intelligent species left in the universe, therefore we think everything in this universe has to conform to our paradigm of what makes sense. Do you have any idea how arrogant that view is and on how little of this universe we base it? Robert Buettner
In the absence of self-control, this primordial nature of the limbic brain often compels the mind to give in to evils of corruption. Abhijit Naskar
Jealousy is a general human behavior, Until it's not changed. Srishtie
... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls. Lev S. Vygotsky
Sometimes, humanity surprises me with all its lack of control over the primordial urges. These innate urges are the biological traits that make us similar to the rest of the animal kingdom. But the modern qualities that make us superior to all the animals are intellect and self-control. Abhijit Naskar
Aggression, rage and violence are archetypal foundations of manhood. Abhijit Naskar
You know what is the most complicated feature of human nature? It is the term complication itself. We are never satisfied with keeping things simple. We always tend to exaggerate even the simplest phenomenon of this planet. Abhijit Naskar
In times of stress and danger such as come about as the result of an epidemic, many tragic and cruel phases of human nature are brought out, as well as many brave and unselfish ones. William Crawford Gorgas
You can spend your life judging people or, you can spend it making friends. Take your pick. Carroll Bryant
What is a truth and what is a lie? Is truth the mutually accepted part of a lie, or is lie a mutually denied part of truth? Saurabh Sharma
I often talk about unconditional love towards others. But the truth is I have always looked for favorable conditions when it comes to self-love and happiness. Now that is what you call a true confession! Saurabh Sharma
Even the simplest tools can empower people to do great things Biz Stone
Our behavior is human with a sliver of animal, our souls animal with a sliver of human. Carrie Latet
I like to go to Starbucks and watch the intellectuals. I observe them and their intellectualness. They in turn observe me drinking coffee and being a creeper. Ryan Lilly