104+ Best Behaviour Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Behaviour is the way that someone behaves. Profoundly inspirational behaviour quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Behaviour Quotes

I’m an academic. I did my PhD in fluid dynamics and now I work at the University College London in an interdisciplinary department looking at patterns of human behaviour in urban settings. — Hannah Fry

I was told that I had very likely been clinically depressed for a long, long time, probably since I was 15, or even 14. It explained, to me at least, a lot of my behaviour over the years. — Marianne Faithfull

Sustainability is not just about adopting the latest energy-efficient technologies or turning to renewable sources of power. Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual every day. It is about changing our behaviour and mindset to reduce power and water consumption, thereby helping to control emissions and pollution levels. — Joe Kaeser

When I began in 1960, individuality wasn’t an accepted thing to look for; it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There’s room for intuition. — Jane Goodall

A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised trial of boys with autism found that two to three servings of cruciferous vegetables a day improves social interaction, abnormal behaviour and verbal communication – within a matter of weeks. — Michael Greger

What I cannot stand in the behaviour of the E.U. with regard to Great Britain is blackmail, constant threat. — Marine Le Pen

Knowing that we can control our own behaviour makes it more likely that we will. — Peter Singer

I think dysfunctional people are being funneled into very corporate behaviour. Look at the Brits… no one’s fighting, and it’s boring. — Robbie Williams

Change is vital to any actor. If you keep playing lead after lead, you’re really gonna dry up. Because all those vehicles wean you away from the truths of human behaviour. — Gary Oldman

Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour. — Gro Harlem Brundtland

When fish experience something that would cause other animals physical pain, they behave in ways suggestive of pain, and the change in behaviour may last several hours. — Peter Singer

Our pious horror at the intolerant and repressive behaviour of Islamic State is bitterly funny, given that it is really not that different from the policies of our close ally, Saudi Arabia. — Peter Hitchens

Parties are only bad when a fight breaks out, when men fight over women or vice versa. Someone takes a fall, an ambulance comes, and the police arrive. If you can avoid those things, pretty much all behaviour is acceptable. — Bill Murray

Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it’s not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour? — Kristin Davis

Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality. — Theresa May

Human beings either function as individuals or as members of a pack. There’s a switch inside us, deep in our spirit, that you can turn one way or the other. It’s almost always the case that our worst behaviour comes out when we’re switched to the mob setting. The problem with a lot of software designs is that they switch us to that setting. — Jaron Lanier

There will always be frictions when you have a foreign worker population or immigrant population in the country, and we have to manage that, and that requires good behaviour and adjustment both on the part of the foreign workers and the immigrants as well as on the part of the Singaporeans. — Lee Hsien Loong

We live in this miraculous technological environment, and yet our human behaviour is still governed by basic impulses from prehistoric times. — Genesis P-Orridge

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. — Maxwell Maltz

I was very wary of repeating my father’s behaviour and did everything not to act like he did. — David Cassidy

The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions. — Gore Vidal

Ethologists are often accused of drawing false analogies between animal and human behaviour. However, no such thing as a false analogy exists: an analogy can be more or less detailed and, hence, more or less informative. — Konrad Lorenz

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. — Lewis Thomas

My dad was always interested in characters he didn’t understand – he was such a great bad guy in movies. And that is really the thing that calls me to the material often: something I struggle to understand in human behaviour. — Laura Dern

Consumer behaviour is a powerful realm from which to explore our biological heritage. — Gad Saad

I don’t think most men do hate women at all – I think most men are trying their best and facing a culturation into masculine behaviour that forces them to deny their own humanity and to exaggerate distance from the world of women. — Naomi Wolf

I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness… Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour. — Richard Eyre

Whenever we haven’t got enough information to make decisions for ourselves, we have a habit of copying the behaviour of those around us. — Hannah Fry

I have long been puzzled by the entrenched mentality, and often enforced practice, of longer work hours and less sleep. Innumerable policies exist within the workplace regarding smoking, substance abuse, ethical behaviour, and injury and disease prevention. — Matthew Walker

All too often, government’s response to social breakdown has been a classic case of ‘patching’ – a case of handing money out, containing problems and limiting the damage but, in doing so, supporting – even reinforcing – dysfunctional behaviour. — Iain Duncan Smith

We must do everything in our power to cease the behaviour that makes children everywhere feel afraid. — Alice Walker

The fact that hardly anyone is ever prepared to admit to racist behaviour is perhaps a sort of strength: it speaks to the fact that racism is socially inadmissible. — Martin Jacques

A nudge is some feature of the environment that changes the behaviour of humans but would not change the behaviour of rational economic agents, what we call Econs. — Richard Thaler

The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour. — Laura Dern

The only behaviour that is truly common is to avoid doing something because you think others might consider it common. — Craig Brown

And it’s absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating – and the levels of the communication that I’ve seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don’t we have that here? — Emma Thompson

It’s widely accepted that it is reasonable for a government to use tax policy to change behaviour. — Jacob Rees-Mogg

I’m just interested in building a company that doesn’t necessarily change lives but adapts people’s behaviour. — Daniel Ek

Music is the reason I started talking to people. When I started singing in bars and trains, I began to learn the behaviour of people. Music was the bait that helped me get something from them and give myself to them. — Benjamin Clementine

I think better of our behaviour as individuals than I do when we see ourselves as members of a group. It’s when people start forming groups that we have to watch our backs. — John Irving

Every major power always seeks to justify its action on moral grounds. Such behaviour is almost as old as the hills. The west has been a particularly vigorous exponent of this credo; and there is no reason to believe that China, for example, will be any different. But behind the moral rhetoric invariably lies interest and ideology. — Martin Jacques

Dorks are not exempt from bad behaviour. — Pete Holmes

I’ve always had, like, from the age of about 11, I’ve had such an intolerance for bad behaviour of actors that I don’t think I was ever going to be that person. — Daniel Radcliffe

As we know, while our species remains alive, everybody has the sacred duty to be optimistic. Ethically, any other behaviour wouldn’t be admissible. — Fidel Castro

Behaviour arises from the level of one’s consciousness. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

I wanted to show life and to see ourselves and our behaviour through an outsider’s eye… from the point of view of someone who knows nothing about being a human being… He doesn’t have the feelings that the rest of us do. — Jeff Lindsay

If you’ve worked in Australia, you can’t get away with bad behaviour like showing up late. We take our work ethic very seriously. — Margot Robbie

No one likes to admit they are racist or bear prejudices. Nor do they even like to be open and honest when they witness racist behaviour. — Martin Jacques

Farming is the riskiest profession in the world since the fate of the crop is closely linked to the behaviour of the monsoon. — M. S. Swaminathan

As a consumer goods company serving billions of consumers every day, Unilever understands the drivers and motivations that create the norms that lie behind people’s behaviour. — Paul Polman

No one should tolerate indecent behaviour; it’s an absolute no. — Jackie Shroff

In film, we sculpt time, we sculpt behaviour and we sculpt light. — David Fincher

It’s ironic – people used to want to suspend me and talk about how bad my behaviour was, but now they like it when I shout and scream. — John McEnroe

I think, with TG, in our own ways, we have been committed to the idea of evolution on some level and change on some level – that human behaviour may not be changeable, but one has to try and be optimistic and work towards content that might signify change. — Genesis P-Orridge

Betting shops have a big impact on encouraging on-street drinking and can often become a centre for disorder and anti-social behaviour. — Sadiq Khan

Aberrations in monsoon behaviour are not uncommon, having been with us throughout our agricultural history. — M. S. Swaminathan

You can find inspiration for man’s behaviour wherever you look. — Marilyn Manson

The pressure from within used to have an impact on my behaviour. If games had gone badly, I would take things home with me. I’d be snappy at my kids and felt constantly wound up. — Jamie Carragher

Gift giving is one of the oldest forms of human interaction. It is a behaviour all cultures and all classes share. — A. A. Gill

Fear is a far more dominant force in human behaviour than euphoria – I would never have expected that or given it a moment’s thought before, but it shows up in the data in so many ways. — Alan Greenspan

I’m always amazed at the way some actors’ behaviour is truly disgusting. That’s one thing that will never happen on one of my sets if I ever direct. — Daniel Radcliffe

Even professional, paid carers aren’t always models of saintly behaviour – and they know they can knock off at the end of their shift to go home, take an uninterrupted shower, and have a normal conversation with someone. — Laurie Graham

‘Sherlock’ fans are, by and large, an intelligent breed, so they’ve gone through my back catalogue and got what I’ve done, why and how I’ve done it. There is some obsessive behaviour, but I worry for them rather than me. — Benedict Cumberbatch

When Europe dominated, there were no or few feedback loops. Or, to put it another way, there were few, if any, consequences for its behaviour towards the non-western world: relations were simply too unequal. — Martin Jacques

In this constant battle which we call living, we try to set a code of conduct according to the society in which we are brought up, whether it be a Communist society or a so-called free society; we accept a standard of behaviour as part of our tradition as Hindus or Muslims or Christians or whatever we happen to be. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

Bad behaviour makes men more glamorous. Women get destroyed, thrown out of society and locked up in institutions. — Marianne Faithfull

I always feel like there’s some behaviour that we’re all capable – we have our inhibitions protecting from indulging in certain appetites or developing certain appetites. — Bill Pullman

A character on stage who can present no convincing argument or information as to his past experience, his present behaviour or his aspirations, nor give a comprehensive analysis of his motives, is as legitimate and as worthy of attention as one who, alarmingly, can do all these things. — Harold Pinter

If we become aware of what’s happening before we act, behaviour becomes a function of choice rather than a result of an impulse or trigger. You begin to control your world more as opposed to the outside world controlling you. — Marshall Goldsmith

Mixing humour and harsh reality is a very human behaviour, it’s the way people stay sane in their daily lives. — Jorge Garcia

I’ve seen the real extreme diva behaviour and I don’t think that’s who I am. — Mariah Carey

Whenever we find, in two forms of life that are unrelated to each other, a similarity of form or of behaviour patterns which relates to more than a few minor details, we assume it to be caused by parallel adaptation to the same life-preserving function. — Konrad Lorenz

I’m simply not afraid. It’s not in my dictionary of behaviour. — Werner Herzog

The Millennials, a generation born digital, will have a much stronger impact on social behaviour than we currently assume. Global climate change and resource security will influence our lives in substantial ways. — Klaus Schwab

Sometimes, when I hear people without experience of addiction blame addicts for their behaviour, I feel like saying to them: ‘You simply don’t understand – how can a child be held responsible for doing such a dreadful thing to himself?’ But then again, at other times I have to acknowledge: it was done wilfully. — Will Self

I was aware, in those early days of motherhood, that my behaviour was strange to the people who knew me well. It was as though I had been brainwashed, taken over by a cult religion. And yet this cult, motherhood, was not a place where I could actually live. Like any cult, it demanded a complete surrender of identity to belong to it. — Rachel Cusk

When I look back at the church I grew up in, I realise that nothing about its behaviour was very Christian. It was just a social club on Sundays where people would meet up with their mates. — James Corden

I like to be funny. I can’t stay all the time focused, disciplined, controlled. Behaviour like that is impossible. If the players are too nervous before a game, I have to relax them, calm them. — Carlo Ancelotti

I see litter as part of a long continuum of anti-social behaviour. — Bill Bryson

Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it’s hard to make your peace with. — Brad Pitt

I deeply regret any harm, or any perceived harm, that I may have done to anyone by any behaviour of mine. — Alice Walker

Covering up, so far as I can see, is often the accompaniment to far more truly shameful behaviour than stripping off. — Julie Burchill

They say it’s not the snoring itself but those anxiety-packed moments in between snorts. It’s the waiting for the nasal passages of the person lying beside you to strike again. And strike it always does. In the dark, almost against your will, you produce that special glare reserved for people who cannot control their own behaviour. — Sloane Crosley

I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour. — Mary Wollstonecraft

There are ups and downs in every relationship. But that does not mean that couples should separate or get down to inhuman behaviour. — Rishi Kapoor

Around 2001, I went to rehab in Arizona, and I started to see what was going on and how the past affected me. I started to get a grip on it. But over the next decade, I reverted to the behaviour I used to protect myself when I was young – being mindless, being defeatist and full of bravado. — Jimmy Barnes

Listen, acting is not surgery, it’s entertainment. You’re doing something to hopefully move people, to make them laugh, to transport them. But actors are vulnerable, and the reason we’re vulnerable is that we’re always trying to recreate human behaviour. — Eddie Redmayne

Anyone close to me will be familiar with my frustrations with certain aspects of social media: the behaviour it encourages and attitudes towards the self it can breed. — Hozier

We’re a social species, and we want to get along with the people we like and who are like us. That’s just good adaptive behaviour. We’re more likely to accept something if we hear it from a friend, whereas we’re sceptical of people who are not like us – which is what leads to racism, nationalism, sexism and all forms of bigotry. — Daniel Levitin

There’s still a lot I’m angry about, a lot of human behaviour that’s appalling and despicable, but you choose what you can fight against. I always thought if I could just put something in words perfectly enough, people would get the idea and it would change things. — Neil Peart

I want the Israeli government to be made accountable for its behaviour to the Palestinians, and I want the people of the U.S. to cease acting as if they don’t understand what is going on. — Alice Walker

From a neighbour, I got a one-day-old duckling and found, to my intense joy, that it transferred its following response to my person. At the same time, my interest became irreversibly fixated on water fowl, and I became an expert on their behaviour even as a child. — Konrad Lorenz

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based. — Deepak Chopra

When I finished ‘Cocktail,’ it took me a very long time to get out of Veronica’s mindspace, behaviour, and zone. I had to reconnect with who I am. It is a similar story with ‘Bajirao Mastani.’ Some films demand that. — Deepika Padukone

Poverty is about people lacking the tools they need to get on in life. And solving it is about tackling educational failure, antisocial behaviour, debt problems and addiction, and of course it’s about work. — Theresa May

Under the rule of law, if the government wants to prevent firms from outsourcing and offshoring, it enacts legislation and adopts regulations to create the appropriate incentives and discourage undesirable behaviour. It does not bully or threaten particular firms or portray traumatised refugees as a security threat. — Joseph Stiglitz

There’s no map to human behaviour. — Bjork

I loathe the word ‘celebrity,’ and I hope I’m not a diva. Whenever I see diva-ish behaviour, I just leave the room; I find it appalling. You should always try to be civil to people. — David Harewood

I tried to minimize exposure to technology before two. After that, I’ve taught the kids to use devices in moderation. It’s important for them to learn how to control their behaviour themselves. Simply restricting access makes them want it more. — Anne Wojcicki

A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that’s frightful behaviour. — Shirley Manson

It is really your behaviour that determines whether you’re a patriot. — Douglas Tompkins

There are those whose own vulgar normality is so apparent and stultifying that they strive to escape it. They affect flamboyant behaviour and claim originality according to the fashionable eccentricities of their time. They claim brains or talent or indifference to mores in desperate attempts to deny their own mediocrity. — Katherine Dunn

There is nothing inevitable about crime and there is nothing inevitable about anti-social behaviour. — Theresa May

That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God’s will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively. — Isaac Barrow

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