quote by John B. Watson

Psychology, as the behaviorist views it, is a purely objective, experimental branch of natural science which needs introspection as little as do the sciences of chemistry and physics.... The position is taken here that the behavior of man and the behavior of animals must be considered in the same plane.

— John B. Watson

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In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis.

Human beings see oppression vividly when they're the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought.


Animal behavior quote Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

I had a wonderful teacher about animal behavior - my dog Rusty.

He taught me that animals have personalities, minds, and feelings.

Animal behavior quote Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no critici
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
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Driven by a wish to save Tomás from a life of penury and misunderstanding, Fermin had decided that he needed to develop my friend's latent conversational and social skills. Like the good ape he is, man is a social animal, characterized by cronyism, nepotism, corruption, and gossip. That's the intrinsic blueprint for our ethical behavior.

The purpose of life is to stay alive.

Watch any animal in nature--all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn't care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal's behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes exinct.

To approach animals in their most natural, native settings.

I have to understand the mysteries of their behavior. With careful preparation, I can show the animal in its best light, demonstrating its beauty, strength and intelligence.


Animal behavior quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others.

He is considerate of others feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others? weaknesses and fault. Kindness is extended to all--to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of stations as well as the high.

As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment.

If we studied human beings which can include human genes, human blood samples, and human behavior, then you can leave the animals out of the labs and you can leave them off your plate.

Animal behavior quote Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.

Humans - who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals - have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain.

Robotics are beginning to cross that line from absolutely primitive motion to motion that resembles animal or human behavior.


Smoking I find the most ridiculous of all the varieties of human behavior and practically the only one that is entirely against nature. Can you imagine a cow or any animal taking a mouthful of smoldering straw then breathing in the smoke and blowing it out through its nostrils?

Animal behavior quote Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

What happens in nature is no justification for our behavior, because we are animals of consciousness with the ability of moral choice.

Most people don’t question the practice of eating meat.

Many of these people care about animals and the environment, some deeply. But for some reason-force of habit, cultural norms, resistance to change-there is a fundamental disconnect whereby these feelings don’t translate into changes of behavior.

As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behavior toward creatures, all men were Nazis.

Animal behavior quote It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.

Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work. The mind of a cat is an unscrutable mystery.


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.

Anything that can create balance in dogs is great.

If veterinarians can give you the solution and give you why this is causing the behavior, of course. Anything that is good for an animal, let's do it.

Animal behavior quote Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.

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.

These slender little people (Homo Habilis), the size of modern 12 year olds, were devoid of fangs and claws and almost certainly slower on foot than the four legged animals around them. They could have succeeded in their new way of life only by relying on tools and sophisticated cooperative behavior


Animal behavior quote Instead of trying to change another person's behavior, try changing the way you
Instead of trying to change another person's behavior, try changing the way you react. Acceptance without expectations is less stressful.

Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal.

With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy.

Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology.

What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?

Animal behavior quote Be kind to every kind, not just mankind.
Be kind to every kind, not just mankind.

The civilizing process has increased the distance between behavior and the impulse life of the animal body.

Sexual behavior in our species goes through three characteristic phases: pair formation, precopulatory activity, and copulation, usually but not always in that order. The pair-formation stage, usually referred to as courtship, is remarkably prolonged by animal standards.


The Harvard Law of Animal Behavior holds that under controlled experimental conditions of temperature, time, lighting, feeding, and training, the organism will behave as it damn well pleases.

Animal behavior quote Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.
Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.

I studied law before I became a filmmaker, and I actually have a great belief in the justice system and the rule of law. I think it's the thing that separates us from animals. I really believe in the rule of law because it's an attempt to bring rational accountability to human behavior, which has a great capability of becoming irrational.

The assumption that things which have been conjured in the past will always be conjured in the guiding principle not of rational but of animal behavior.

We're all animals, that we all respond to the same stimuli.

If you want to motivate somebody not to have premarital sex, or motivate black bears not to go diving into dumpsters, first you have to think about why they do it. Telling them to stop isn't going to help. There has to be some incentive for them to alter their behavior.

Animal behavior quote The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things:
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.

At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behavior but only one species of animal ever, so far as we know, has exhibited homophobic behavior - and that's the human being.


Man is an animal with primary instincts of survival.

Consequently his ingenuity has developed first and his soul afterwards. The progress of science is far ahead of man's ethical behavior.

What is the use of this fuss about morality when the issue only involves a horse? The first and most difficult teaching of civilization concerns man's behavior to his inferiors. Make humanity gentle or reasonable toward animals, and strife or injustice between human beings would speedily terminate.

Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave;

it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad, is purposeful or not. But religion is precisely the quest for such answers: whether an act is right or wrong, good or bad, and why.

Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man.