Citas sobre la conducta y el comportamiento en inglés

Quotations on Behavior
(conducta, comportamiento)
Alfred Adler “The test of one’s behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one’s work, relationship to sex.”
W. H. Auden “Of course, behaviorism works. So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense, down-to-earth behaviorist, a few drugs, and simple electrical appliances, and in six months I will have him reciting the Athanasian Creed in public.”
Otto Von Bismarck “With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.”
Burrhus Frederic Skinner “Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.”
Francis Beaumont “Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top.”
George W. Crane “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”
Leonard Cohen “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?”
Albert Einstein “Though our conduct seems so very different from that of the higher animals, the primary instincts are much alike in them and in us.”
Cesare Pavese “Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.”
Noam Chomsky “Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can’t tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.”
Francois De La Rochefoucauld “We like to see others, but don’t like others to see through us.”
Orson Welles “I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.”
Proverb “The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.”
Doug Horton “We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.”
Wilson Mizner “Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.”
Emma Thompson “I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word — politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.”
Hector Hugh Munro “It’s no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.”
Source Unknown “What we are doing at the moment is more that just one thing added to the rest; it is a memoir.”
E. G. Stakman “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.”
Richard D. Rosen If we ever do end up acting just like rats or Pavlov’s dogs, it will be largely because behaviorism has conditioned us to do so.”

Citas sobre la paz en inglés

Quotations on Peace
(paz)
Bernard M. Baruch “If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament — disarmament follows peace.”
Ambrose Bierce “Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.”
Basil O’Connor “The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.”
Peace Pilgrim “This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”
Peter Nicols “Peace is no more than a dream as long as we need the comfort of the clan.”
Swami Brahmanada “In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.”
A. J. Muste “There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.”
Source Unknown “The best way to end a war is not to begin it.”
George Washington “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”
Woodrow T. Wilson “There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect.”
Mao Zedong “War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.”
Harry S. Truman “It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.”

Robert Fulghum “Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”
Albert Camus “We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.”
Mao Zedong “War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.”

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Citas sobre la felicidad en inglés

Quotations on Hapiness
(felicidad)
Thomas Szasz “Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.”
Barbara De Angelis “No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.”
Francois De La Rochefoucauld “We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.”
Solon “Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.”
Henry David Thoreau “We are made happy when reason can discover no occasion for it. The memory of some past moments is more persuasive than the experience of present ones. There have been visions of such breadth and brightness that these motes were invisible in their light.”
Alexander Smith “We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.”
Socrates “Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.”
Henri Frederic Amiel “To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.”
Joseph Farrall “Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.”
Johann G. Fichte “If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us so live as to deserve happiness.”
Robertson Davies “Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.”
Dalai Lama “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Democritus “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne “Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.”
Ken Keyes Jr. “Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.”

Citas sobre la vida en inglés

Quotations on Life
(vida)
Hans Christian Anderson “Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s finger.”
Walter Benjamin “We have long forgotten the ritual by which the house of our life was erected. But when it is under assault and enemy bombs are already taking their toll, what enervated, perverse antiquities do they not lay bare in the foundations.”
Josh Billings “Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”
Viktor E. Frankl “Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self’s actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.”
Tom Stoppard “Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it.”
Henry Giles “People creep into childhood, bound into youth, sober in adulthood, and soften into old age.”
George Santayana “The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.”
Source Unknown “The truest end of life, is to find the life that doesn’t end.”
Adlai E. Stevenson “It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!”
Robert Fulghum “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts — That hope always triumphs over experience — That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
Oliver Goldsmith “The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.”

Citas de amor en inglés

Quotations on Love
(amor)
Vincent Van Gogh “Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.”
Henry Ward Beecher “Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.”
Virginia Woolf “For love… has two faces; one white, the other black; two bodies; one smooth, the other hairy. It has two hands, two feet, two tails, two, indeed, of every member and each one is the exact opposite of the other. Yet, so strictly are they joined together”
Fyodor Dostoevski “Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.”
Etienne “We always come back to our first love.”
Gary Zukav “When you interact with another, an illusion is part of this dynamic. This illusion allows each soul to perceive what it needs to understands in order to heal.”
John Dryden “Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.”
Johannes Tauler “For where there is true love, a man is neither out of measure lifted up by prosperity, nor cast down by mishap; whether you give or take away from him, so long as he keeps his beloved, he has a spring of inward peace. Thus, even though thy outward man grieve, or weep downright, that may well be borne, if only thy inner man remain at peace, perfectly content with the will of God.”
Irwin Federman “People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.”
Mark Van Doren “To fail to love is not to exist at all.”
Jean Anouilh “There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.”
Sting “Love is stronger than justice.”
Zelda Fitzgerald “I don’t want to live — I want to love first, and live incidentally.”
Francois De La Rochefoucauld “If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.”