Top 86 Behave Quotes

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“Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.”

― Abba Eban

“If my children do not behave according to Islam, if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way.”

― Alan Bullock

“At the outset of the creation of the euro in 1999, it was expected that the southern eurozone economies would behave like those in the north; the Italians would behave like Germans. They didn’t. Instead, northern Europe fell into subsidizing southern Europe’s excess consumption, that is, its current account deficits.”

― Alan Greenspan

“Christ would not vote for Barack Obama, because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved.”

― Alan Keyes

“Fighters with 13 fights are winning world titles, and of course they don’t know how to behave.”

― Alexis Arguello

“Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.”

― Arnold Bennett

“Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.”

― Ashley Montagu

“For political and bureaucratic reasons, governments at all levels are telling far less to the public than to insiders about how to prepare for and behave in the initial chaos of a mass-casualty event.”

― Barton Gellman

“To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.”

― Bayard Rustin

“Temptation to behave is terrible.”

― Bertolt Brecht

“I was surprised that when you get into electoral politics how scientific the analysis was in the electorate. You can identify on a state-by-state or district-by-district basis fundamental building blocks that behave in different ways. I was impressed in general with the sophistication of polling.”

― Bill Foster

“You cannot say things one week and then behave differently.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“Men are beasts and even beasts don’t behave as they do.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Mostly in movies an actor has to come to a mark, an X, and deliver his line – but that’s so artificial, that’s not how people really behave.”

― Bruce Robinson

“There are directors who don’t cast you for the way you act but for the way you are, the way you behave around the dinner table.”

― Carol Kane

“I’ve got volumes on how not to behave. I’ve got more information now than a guy should have at my age.”

― Charlie Sheen

“All writers behave badly. All people behave badly.”

― Claire Tomalin

“All you should try to do is behave with honour. If you can. At all times.”

― Damian Lewis

“Banks are run by executives, and executives protect themselves, and that does not always mean that banks are going to behave rationally.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“Whether it’s a blatant homage or unconscious mimicry, the Rolling Stones have permanently, indelibly influenced how rock stars look and behave.”

― Diablo Cody

“The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.”

― E. M. Forster

“Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals.”

― Fernando Flores

“People don’t know how to behave in public anymore.”

― Gallagher

“I think I’m expected to behave in a certain manner.”

― Gary Lineker

“We can’t have the DNC deciding how big companies behave. That’s called fascism.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Society becomes how we behave.”

― Gavin Newsom

“It matters more how governments behave than how big they are.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Freedom means the freedom to behave coarsely, basely, foolishly.”

― George Will

“There is not much danger of the smaller nations if the big nations will behave.”

― George William Norris

“Business cycles in emerging markets behave differently from developed markets.”

― Gita Gopinath

“We delude ourselves into believing that morality comes from somewhere else, whereas in reality we behave as we’ve been told to behave.”

― Greg Graffin

“The SS, as such, behaved no more criminally than any other social groups would behave when taking part in political events.”

― Hans Frank

“I think that the Internet and print behave in a complementary manner.”

― Hubert Burda

“It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.”

― Ilka Chase

“At PETA, we often say that the issue of how animals are treated isn’t just about them; it’s about us, how we behave.”

― Ingrid Newkirk

“A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“The human race needs a time out from all this techno-magic-mischief, a period to reflect on what we’ve done and how we ought to behave with this stuff.”

― James Howard Kunstler

“Every now and then, markets behave like schoolchildren. They overreact, they run around like crazy.”

― James P. Gorman

“One of the major lessons in all of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular medicine is that when proteins operate at the sub cellular level, they behave in a certain way as if they’re mechanical machinery.”

― James Rothman

“Everybody has to make their own decisions about how they choose to behave.”

― Jay Weatherill

“British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained.”

― Jean-Jacques Annaud

“I’d behave savagely if I had access to Bjoerk’s closet.”

― Jenny Zhang

“Actors often behave like children, and so we’re taken for children. I want to be grown up.”

― Jeremy Irons

“We limit ourselves. We’re told to act and behave in certain way from birth.”

― Jessie Buckley

“I was brought up in the Boys’ Brigade and grew up not swearing. It’s so lovely to behave decently, civilly.”

― Jimmy Hill

“Once you get labelled, people expect you to behave within the very narrow confines of that label.”

― Jo Brand

“You just don’t, in the 21st century, behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text.”

― John F. Kerry

“It is certainly for the interest of the service that a cordial interchange of civilities should subsist between superior and inferior officers, and therefore, it is bad policy in superiors to behave towards their inferiors indiscriminately, as though they were of a lower species.”

― John Paul Jones

“Wrong believing puts people in a prison. Even though there are no physical shackles, wrong believing causes its inmates to behave as though they were incarcerated in a maximum-security penitentiary.”

― Joseph Prince

“This is how dictatorships always behave: they deny reality; they deny crises.”

― Juan Guaido

“I try to behave myself, and I succeed.”

― Judith Martin

“I thought they know that I was the Commander in Chief, not that I know that I am the Commander in Chief, and they should behave; know how to behave to the Commander in Chief.”

― Kamisese Mara

“Elementary considerations led me to the conclusion that a medium, composed of layers of different dielectric constants, must behave as a uniaxial crystal if it is assumed that the layer thicknesses are only a fraction of a wave-length.”

― Karl Ferdinand Braun

“I tend to be drawn to characters who are not rule followers, who behave in unexpected and unusual ways.”

― Laura van den Berg

“I write fiction that reflects Islamic logic: fictional worlds where cause and effect are governed by Muslim rationale. However, my characters do not necessarily behave as ‘good’ Muslims; they are not ideals or role models.”

― Leila Aboulela

“As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly.”

― Lew Wallace

“Like, I haven’t even tried a cherry before, because I’m such a picky eater, and I behave like a 9-year-old.”

― Lil Dicky

“I’m not a victim, and I don’t need to behave like one.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“Viewing Israelis and Palestinians from a psychological perspective, they would both be seen as victims of abuse; that is how they both understandably feel, and it’s how they both understandably behave. The Jewish psyche is in victimized reaction to the Holocaust, and the Palestinian psyche is in victimized reaction to the Israelis.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Know how to behave at a buffet. Take a clean plate for a second helping.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.”

― Max Cannon

“You learn an incredible amount doing theatre, not just about to behave.”

― Michelle Dockery

“Midterms behave very differently than presidential elections. Midterms, for a federal candidate, often times are a referendum on the president, where in presidential years, voters make two separate choices: one for president and one for a federal officeholder.”

― Mike Coffman

“Clearly, we are not programmed at birth to behave a certain way based on our gender. Instead, we are trained throughout our lives to conform to our gender norms.”

― Naveen Jain

“I interact with journalists all the time, and I note how they behave.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.”

― Newt Gingrich

“Often, what allows someone to behave heroically in dire circumstances is unpalatable in day-to-day life.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“I’m interested in how we react when we’re heavily pressed. When we’re vulnerable and our survival is in question, how do we behave?”

― Paolo Bacigalupi

“My father instilled in me the need to behave correctly on and off the pitch.”

― Paolo Maldini

“As you get older, there’s a loosening of the ties to the ego and the posturing of who you are and how you behave.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Often Hollywood crews go into third world countries and I don’t believe they behave well.”

― Rachel Weisz

“Woe, woe, woe… in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.”

― Raymond Chandler

“If bigots behave like bigots, it’s not a huge surprise.”

― Salman Rushdie

“My therapist taught me why I behave in certain ways and not to feel so pressured.”

― Shakira

“Gentlemen can now only behave as such, or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are manifestly contrived or unreal.”

― Simon Raven

“From the time I was taught how to drive, I was taught how to behave when I’m stopped.”

― Steve Harvey

“A lot of readers want characters to behave in a responsible way, or they want to understand the characters’ dilemma and act, in a way, on their behalf.”

― Susan Minot

“Illness can make us behave in the most surprising ways.”

― Susan Minot

“I was always told I had to be an example to my siblings. I was told to toe the line. So I had to behave.”

― Teresita Sy-Coson

“OOO objects have all the abjection added back in. They don’t behave like normalized patriarchal subjects at all.”

― Timothy Morton

“When you’re with a big TV channel, there’s a sense of having to behave in a certain way in order to get audience figures.”

― Trinny Woodall

“The medium of film is really wonderful because it can behave in the same way as collage and painting; it can be layered and non-literal.”

― Wangechi Mutu

“There are no good and bad peoples; there are only leaderships that behave responsibly or insanely.”

― Yossi Sarid

“Gods always behave like the people who make them.”

― Zora Neale Hurston
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