Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image
The best way to behave is to misbehave.
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.
Tsze-Kung asked, Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life? The Master said, Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others
I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances
For many people, one of the most frustrating aspects of life is not being able to understand other people's behavior.
Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own
Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them.
Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler.
People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives
Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonable toward every member of my family and all other human beings, that I may not cause confusion and sorrow to anyone
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
Behavior which appears superficially correct but is intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface
The behavior of some children suggests that their parents embarked on the sea of matrimony without a paddle
What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it.
If fear alters behavior, you're already defeated.