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Best Quotes About Instinct

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A list of the best instinct quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous instinct quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic instinct quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about instinct?" and "What are inspirational instinct quotes?"

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    There is not, in my opinion, anything more mysterious in nature than this instinct in animals, which thus rise above reason, and yet fall infinitely short of it. Joseph Addison

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    new! A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery. Albert Einstein

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    A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.

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    What is peculiar in the life of a man consists not in his obedience, but his opposition, to his instincts. In one direction or another he strives to live a supernatural life. Henry David Thoreau

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    Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge. Immanuel Kant

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    Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget. William Osler

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    It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves. James Russell Lowell

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