Behavior Quotes

Behaviorism has substituted for the erstwhile anthropomorphic view of the rat a ratomorphic view of man.

The best way to behave is to misbehave.

The essence of learning is change, behavioral changes in people. To learn, a person must want to change, to be better, to do differently, and this resistance does not occur without resistance. Resistance may be slight, or it may be great, and it may take a variable number of overt and convert forms.

Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.

We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.

He is not well bred, that cannot bear ill breeding in others.

As the sword of the best tempered metal is most flexible, so the truly generous are most pliant and courteous in their behavior to their inferiors.

The world consists almost exclusively of people who are one sort and who behave like another sort.

Peak performers develop powerful mental images of the behavior that will lead to the desired results. They see in their mind’s eye the result they want, and the actions leading to it.

If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.