64 Instinct Quotes And Sayings

Do you ever feel like you’re living on auto-pilot or that your life is full of onerous obligations? We all experience periods where our lives don’t make sense. We spend hours at work, trapped in meetings, struggling to remember what we were supposed to do. We wake up late, spend our days prioritizing tasks, and agonize over the next meeting or project. Then it all comes to a head, and we find ourselves not doing anything at all Read more

It’s easy to measure time by the goals we set out for ourselves and by the hours we spend behind a desk. But if we don’t take time to remind ourselves why we do what we do, then how can we truly understand our own motivations?

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Don't pay attention to people Who tell you can't do it at lenght. Trusting your own instincts Can lead to what's quintessential. Make their limitation be your strenght. You might as well contradict them And then reach your full potential. Ana Claudia Antunes
Have the courage to follow your heart.
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Have the courage to follow your heart. Lailah Gifty Akita
God is my strength and my defense. When I am...
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God is my strength and my defense. When I am weak, he makes me strong. When I am broken, he makes me whole. Amaka Imani Nkosazana
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Many a survivor of a plane crash who is or was against cannibalism and had never eaten human flesh once found themselves in a situation where they had to either eat human flesh, or go the way of all flesh. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Follow your heart.
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Follow your heart. Lailah Gifty Akita
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The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable–namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, the parental and filial affections being here included, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well, or nearly as well developed, as in man. For, firstly, the social instincts lead an animal to take pleasure in the society of its fellows, to feel a certain amount of sympathy with them, and to perform various services for them. Charles Darwin
Every characteristic absence of spirituality, every piece of common vulgarity,...
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Every characteristic absence of spirituality, every piece of common vulgarity, is due to an inability to resist a stimulus - you have to react, you follow every impulse. Friedrich Nietzsche
My gut instinct is that these heavens and hells exist...
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My gut instinct is that these heavens and hells exist nowhere else except in our hearts and minds Bangambiki Habyarimana
Even those who want to go to heaven would rather...
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Even those who want to go to heaven would rather kill than be killed. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The continuation of man’s life is more attributable to his...
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The continuation of man’s life is more attributable to his fear of death than it is to his desire to live. As a matter of fact, in countless cases, it is attributable to only the former. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A ‘biomass’ man lives by his instincts
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A ‘biomass’ man lives by his instincts Sunday Adelaja
Awestruck, Flora stared at the dishevelled sisters with their blazing...
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Awestruck, Flora stared at the dishevelled sisters with their blazing faces and radiant ragged wings, who smelled of no kin but the wild high air. Laline Paull
She knows her timing, always knows. The time to strike...
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She knows her timing, always knows. The time to strike or the time to starve. Her eyes as a clock, she watches she waits she learns, and in the second she blinks, she changes her mind just like that. Anthony Liccione
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Art, as I see it, is any human activity which doesn’t grow out of either of our species’ two basic instincts: survival and reproduction. Scott McCloud
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[On Schopenhauer in Black and White] Schopenhauer's views of love are flawed. Love can't be merely an illusion of the mind to aid in procreation, but the path to redemption for an otherwise violently selfish species. Past human greatness has proven that when challenged, love can overpower impulsive instinct, and in essence, the vilest aspects of our nature. Tiffany Madison
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It's the ancient instinct: In times of great danger, be wary of strangers. Trust no one outside your circle. But there's another instinct, far older, as old as life itself, nearly impossible for the human mind to override: Protect the young at all costs. Preserve the future." - Vosch Rick Yancey
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The man stood alone by the hive. On impulse he put his palm against the wood, as if feeling for a pulse. Laline Paull
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You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. Criss Jami
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Trust your instincts. Follow your heart. Debasish Mridha
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In any situation, listen and follow the first instinct, the sacred inner voice. Lailah Gifty Akita
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Don’t believe negative voices. Listen to the divine-instinct of awaken soul. Lailah Gifty Akita
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A joyful soul is the choice to dwell on amazing gift of life than the challenges. Lailah Gifty Akita
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I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. Richard Branson
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I don't throttle and smother people in my life.. Not because I don't have my own fair share of doubts and sometimes, yes, insecurities.. But I have a great deal of confidence in my instincts that I've chosen the right one to trust.. When I trust, I do so with my whole heart.. Unknown
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They'll come a time - in fact many times - when all the tools & techniques will fail you or desert you. Then - at last - is the moment to trust, use & follow your heart Rasheed Ogunlaru
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The opinions of others are their perceptions. Define your life! Lailah Gifty Akita
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At any time, and under any circumstances of human interest, is it not strange to see how little real hold the objects of the natural world amid which we live can gain on our hearts and minds? We go to Nature for comfort in trouble, and sympathy in joy, only in books. Admiration of those beauties of the inanimate world, which modern poetry so largely and so eloquently describes, is not, even in the best of us, one of the original instincts of our nature. Wilkie Collins
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What?”Lucien laughed. “Yes–all those female faeries around you were females for Tamlin to pick. It’s an honor to be chosen, but it’s his instincts that select her.”“ But you were there–and other male faeries.” My face burned so hot that I began sweating. That was why those three horrible faeries had been there–and they’d thought that just by my presence, I was happy to comply with their plans.“ Ah.” Lucien chuckled. “Well, Tam’s not the only one who gets to perform the rite tonight. Once he makes his choice, we’re free to mingle. Though it’s not the Great Rite, our own dalliances tonight will help the land, too.” He shrugged off that invisible hand a second time, and his eyes fell upon the hills. “You’re lucky I found you when I did, though, ” he said. “Because he would have smelled you, and claimed you, but it wouldn’t have been Tamlin who brought you into that cave.” His eyes met mine, and a chill went over me. “And I don’t think you would have liked it. Tonight is not for lovemaking. Sarah J. Maas
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Freedom is the decision to live and die, doing what you love. Lailah Gifty Akita
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It was like he was a caveman grunting, "You woman. Me man. Let’s make babies together. Missy Lyons
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Morals are nothing but a civilized society’s attempt to tame some beast called man. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Inner voice is the divine voice. Lailah Gifty Akita
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People exercise the freedom to present themselves from a vast array of precepts. The modern human mind can engage in reflective thought and selectively determine how to organize the elements of perception. We can consciously elect to depart from stereotypical behavior and transcend the heretofore-established biological behavioral preferences. People can elect to hold prejudices or not, can make rational or irrational decisions to engage in war or not, and can take deliberate steps to arrest destruction of the ecosystem or not. Holding ourselves in check by placing a brake upon the human propensity to strike out in instinctual behavior is a distinct human quality. Restraint from instant gratification of strong impulses represents a unique human behavior trait. By intentionally refraining from committing an instinctual action, humankind asserts its sovereignty from its biological constitution. Unbound from the limitations of its biological nature, a person can employ the mind to devise alternative behavioral choices and the results of numerous behavioral choices culminate to provide a person with a sophisticated definition of the self. Kilroy J. Oldster
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God reveals future events through dreams, vision and the sacred voice. Lailah Gifty Akita
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It was true; books had saved me in my home remodeling projects, but they fell short in teaching me how to trust my instincts, and how to stop thinking with my educated brain and more with my kneecaps and butt cheeks. Dee Williams
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Have the discipline to listen to and to trust your instincts. A.D. Posey
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Trust your instincts. Debasish Mridha M.D.
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You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn't feel right. Trust your instincts and listen to your inner-voice – it's trying to protect you. Bryant McGill
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See, I was never a guy who had a whole heap of friends to belong to. Besides Greg Fienni, I never really had friends. I kind of stayed on my own. I hated it, but I was proud of it too. Cameron Wolfe needed no one. He didn't need to be amongst a pack. Not all of us roam like that. No, all he needed was his instincts. All he needed was himself. Markus Zusak
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The mind complex is that portion of the individual being which reflects (like a mirror) the in-pourings of the spirit and the up-pourings of the light body complex. It is where we experience the thoughts, instincts, feelings, emotions, awareness, etc. Thomas Vazhakunnathu
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You don’t have to accept every advice. You must carefully think about it in your quiet moment. Lailah Gifty Akita
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An ordinary teacher teaches how to accumulate information. A good teacher teaches how to assimilate information. A great teacher teaches how to stand up and turn every challenge into opportunities. An extraordinary teacher teaches how to be larger than life by following your own dreams, own goals and own instincts. Amit Ray
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Stop opposing the truths. The truth is truth no matter how you take it. It is not going to be changed for your inconvenience. Bikash Bhandari
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You don’t hear what I hear. Lailah Gifty Akita
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Experiment your sacred self! Lailah Gifty Akita
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Feelings could override facts, as facts could alter feelings. Choose the truth first, rather than following after feelings. Anthony Liccione
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Man has no automatic code of survival. His particular distinction from all other living species is the necessity to act in the face of alternatives by means of volitional choice. He has no automatic knowledge of what is good for him or evil, what values his life depends on, what course of action it requires. Are you prattling about an instinct of self-preservation? An instinct of self-preservation is precisely what man does not possess. An 'instinct' in as unerring and automatic form of knowledge. A desire is not an instinct. A desire to live does not give you the knowledge required for living. And even man's desire to live is not automatic: your secret evil today is that that is the desire you do not hold. Your fear of death is not a love of life and will not give you the knowledge needed to keep it. Man must obtain his knowledge and choose his actions by a process of thinking, which nature will not force him to perform. Man has the power to act as his own destroyer--and that is the way he has acted through most of history. Ayn Rand
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Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. Michael Burke
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Satisfying a savage instinct is incomparably more pleasurable than satisfying a civilized one. Jed Rubenfeld
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Listen to your instinct. It is your greatest treasure. Your beauty in the outside reflects your inner beauty. Lailah Gifty Akita
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Saul was going to kill Anansi.They both knew it. Saul was going to kill Anansi and Loplop and King Rat, and Saul was going to die, all in an effort to prove that he was not his rat-father's son. Unknown
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The sacred soul knows the sacred voice of the Great God. Lailah Gifty Akita
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Once in a while, he worries, but about what? Like the scattered clouds that drift over farmland in the afternoon, that sort of anxiety is what, ultimately? Tang Fei
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There are no laws set in stones, follow your basic instincts, they contain the laws that guide you existence. Bangambiki Habyarimana
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You sought to preserve your creative instincts and what would nourish them. But neurosis itself does not nourish the artist, you know; he creates in spite of it, out of anything, any material given to him. The torments and hells of [crazy men], are not for you. Unknown
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..I realized that my father, of all these men, was the most obstinate, helplessly bonded to his better instincts and their excessive demands. I only then understood that he had quit his job not merely because he was fearful of what awaited us down the line should we agree like the others to be relocated, but because, for better or worse, when he was bullied by superior forces that he deemed corrupt it was his nature not to yield--in this instance, to resist either running away to Canada, as my mother urged our doing, or bowing to a government directive that was patently unjust. There were two types of strong men: those like Uncle Monty And Abe Steinheim, remorseless about their making money, and those like my father, ruthlessly obedient to their idea of fair play. Philip Roth
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If you follow your heart, you will find your own sacred path. Lailah Gifty Akita
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Great spirit, Great soul. Lailah Gifty Akita
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WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES when we go against our instincts? What are the consequences of not speaking out? What are the consequences of guilt, shame, and doubt? Terry Tempest Williams
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She swore this time around she'd listen to her instincts, and right now they told her to be careful. She'd had to fight hard for everything she had, and risking everything for a little fun didn't seem wise. Rachel Spangler
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Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response. Amos Bronson Alcott
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When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts - that's when I get in trouble. Angelina Jolie
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I'm going to trust my instincts when something's wrong. Katarina JohnsonThompson