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Quotes of the day: oh, behave!

Published Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 10:36 PM EST
Feb 12 2015

Always behave as though others were watching. A man who looks after his actions sees that others see him, or will. He knows that walls have ears, and that what is badly done is bursting to become known.
-Baltasar Gracián

Always behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled at the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
-Jacob Braude

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
-Logan Pearsall Smith

Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.
-John Ruskin

Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.
-Christopher Reeve

Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian.
-Albert Camus

Gods always behave like the people who make them.
-Zora Neale Hurston

How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.
-Ashley Montagu

I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
-Orson Welles

If people behaved like governments, you'd call the cops.
-Kelvin Throop, III

If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
-Fulton J. Sheen

If you're born with a gift, to behave like it's an achievement is not right.
-Woody Allen

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
-Bertrand Russell

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

It's good to know that if I behave strangely society will take full responsibility for me.
-Ashleigh Brilliant

Men and nations behave wisely when they have exhausted all other resources.
-Abba Eban

The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.
-Mignon McLaughlin

The government is mainly an expensive organization to regulate evildoers and tax those who behave.
-E.W. Howe

The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.
-Tallulah Bankead

The moral of the story of the Pilgrims is that if you work hard all your life and behave yourself every minute and take no time out for fun you will break practically even, if you can borrow enough money to pay your taxes.
-Will Cuppy

The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.
-E.M. Forster

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
-John Holt

The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.
-P.J. O'Rourke

The world wants geniuses, but it wants them to behave just like other people.
-George Moore

There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob.
-G.K. Chesterton

To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation'- this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.
-Aldous Huxley

To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We will not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength.
-Jimmy Carter

To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.
-Logan Pearsall Smith

We do not behave as if we believed that the affairs of our world were significant enough for the intervention of great men.
-Paul Goodman

You can't talk your way out of something you behaved your way into. You have to behave your way out of it.
-Doug Conant

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.
-Anne Lamott

You simply disobey. Peaceably, yes. Respectfully, of course. Nonviolently, absolutely. But when told how to think or what to say or how to behave, we don't. We disobey the social protocol that stifles and stigmatizes personal freedom.
-Charlton Heston

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Published Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 10:11 PM EST
Feb 12 2015

A configuration problem rendered the quotations system inoperable for the past day or so. It's been corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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