You can’t change someone’s behaviour, all you can do is remind them, and hope that Allah will change their heart.— Nouman Ali Khan
Useful Behaviour quotations
Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.
I've discovered most Christians don't know what to do with difficult situations because they have bought into the lie that God owes us (for our good behaviour). The reality of life is that if you live long enough you are going to bleed, cry and hurt. AND God is still God IN that.
Instead of trying to change another person's behavior, try changing the way you react. Acceptance without expectations is less stressful.
Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behaviour.
In play, the child is always behaving beyond his age, above his usual everyday behaviour; in play he is, as it were, a head above himself. Play contains in a concentrated form, as in the focus of a magnifying glass, all developmental tendencies; it is as if the child tries to jump above his usual level.
My purpose is to allow people to move closer to actually being creatures of free choice, to genuinely reflect individual creativity and emotion, freeing the body of habitual tensions and wired-patterns of behaviour so that it may respond without inhibition to do what the person wants.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
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.
Economics, as it has emerged, can be made more productive by paying greater and more explicit attention to the ethical considerations that shape human behaviour and judgment.
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.
From the errors of others the wise correct their own.
My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma
When we deal with cities we are dealing with life at its most complex and intense. Planners are guided by principles derived from the behaviour and appearance of suburbs, tuberculosis sanatoria, fairs and imaginary dream cities - from anything but cities themselves.
A word does not start as a word – it is an end product which begins as an impulse, stimulated by attitude and behaviour which dictates the need for expression.
A slutty girl is like the first piece of bread in a loaf, everybody touches it but nobody wants it.
Research has shown that it takes 31 days of conscious effort to make or break a habit. That means, if one practices something consistently for 31 days, on the 32nd day it does become a habit. Information has been internalised into behavioural change, which is called transformation.
Education turns an empty mind into an open mind.
It turns information into behavioural transformation
Don't fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.
Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.
All our behaviours are a result of neurophysiological activity in the brain.
There is no reason to believe there is any magic going on.
Too often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish.
A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioural consequences.
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.
If you don't like where you are, change it. You're not a tree.
Words are one thing, deeds are quite another.
Thus if we know a child has had sufficient opportunity to observe and acquire a behavioural sequence, and we know he is physically capable of performng the act but does not do so, tehn it is reasonable to assume that it is motivation which is lacking
Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors.
Always ignore hateful attitude and rude behaviour of the people. They are powerless without your response.
We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.
Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable;
that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex.
If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviours and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve.
It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice.
I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be killed, boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a change in behaviour.
The young people of today think of nothing but themselves.
They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress.
It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it, of one's own destructiveness in youth.
Here’s the dangerous thing about Jesus: He’s not after your behaviour;
he’s after your heart. Make no mistake about it. Jesus is going to relentlessly and passionately pursue your heart. Even when your behaviour tricks everybody else, it just doesn’t trick Jesus. He’s coming after the heart.
I am saying that the economic approach provides a valuable unified framework for understanding all human behaviour
Basically, I hate conformity. I hate people telling me what to do. It makes me want to smash things. So-called normal behaviour patterns make me so bored, I could throw up!
In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end.
World history began. It was the year of Lenin and Woodrow Wilson, both of whom repudiated the traditional standards of political behaviour. Both preached Utopia, Heaven on Earth. It was the moment of birth for our contemporary world.
The more we come in contact with animals and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care of the young.
Nobody adopts antisocial behaviour unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life.
To say that Romans 7 describes the Christian is to slight the grace of God and to foster wanton behaviour.