Instinct Quotes

Instinct Quotes

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Instinct Quotes

Instinct Quotes

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
— Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

 

The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.
— Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)

 

It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
— Katharine Butler Hathaway

 

There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.
— Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, 2005

 

Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.
— Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, 2005

 

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
— Rita Mae Brown

 

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.
— Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC), In “Apology,” sct. 21, by Plato.

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