The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.— Aldous Huxley
Special Bad Behave quotations
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.
Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.
It's brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.
It's important for me to treat a girlfriend with respect.
My mum would be horrified if I behaved any differently - and I have sisters, and would hate for them to be treated badly by guys.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
You must be willing to examine and explore your dark side.
You must acknowledge how bad you can be and how horribly unloving you can behave. When you know how deep and dark your dark side is, it helps you stand a little taller in the light.
Any child can be taught to be beautifully behaved with no effort greater than quiet patience and perseverance, whereas to break bad habits once they are acquired is a Herculean task.
Always behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like hell underwater.
I like movies about women behaving badly, because women behave badly just like men, and we're not always adorable and cute about it.
Love is a verb, not a noun. It is active. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance. It is behavior. If a man lies to you, he is behaving badly and unlovingly toward you. He is disrespecting you and your relationship. The words “I love you” are not enough to make up for that. Don't kid yourself that they are.
If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly.
Newspapers and magazines didn't want pictures of musicians behaving badly back then. Now, because of the Internet, that's all the media wants.
It's [the word “sorry”] the most infuriating word in the English language.
Just a cheap way to behave badly then shelve responsibility by putting the onus on the other person to be forgiving.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
I was brought up to believe that human beings are good, which is why it shocks me to the core when I see human beings behaving badly.
The certainty of a God giving meaning to life far surpasses in attractiveness the ability to behave badly with impunity. The choice would not be hard to make. But there is no choice and that is where the bitterness comes in. The absurd does not liberate; it binds.
Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm... but there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here.
In time of war all countries behave equally badly, because the power of action is handed over to stupid and obstinate men.
I played Lucifer once, which is sort of a difficult character to research.
I thought to myself, "We all have the potential to be selfish, to be cruel - at least to think evil thoughts, even if we don't ever act out on them. Even if we don't ever think we behave badly, we probably do more than we realize."
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
You can not have comedy unless people are behaving badly. You can't have it.
Considering how bad men are, it is wonderful how well they behave.
When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
There can be no question of holding forth on ethics.
I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules
I didn't have a job. Employers were afraid of losing their reputations. I didn't have a reputation. I had zilch. So, I had the freedom, which unemployment gives you, and that was to behave as badly as I believed I should under the circumstances. And the circumstances were quite awful.
I met my second husband on a bus. We looked at each other and that was it. We were both married to other people at the time and behaved badly, but we didn't seem to have any choice. We were very happy for nearly 50 years and would still be together if it wasn't for the bloody railways.
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.
Part of the problem about authenticity is that virtues aren't the only things that are habit forming: the more someone behaves in a way that is damaging to self or to others, the more "natural" it will both seem and actually be. Spontaneity, left to itself, can begin by excusing bad behavior and end by congratulating vice.
You know what? I'm really attracted to British women, there's something innately proper about them. However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything!
Sometimes you remind me a lot of James.
He called it my 'furry little problem' in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.
Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.
The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.
The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well? You may say the wisest thing you can, old man, -- you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind, -- I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that.
The Obama administration now has regulations that tells them that they can no longer promote marriage to these young girls. They can no longer promote marriage as a way of avoiding poverty and bad choices that they make in their life. They can no longer even teach abstinence education. They have to be neutral with respect to how people behave.
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.