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.— Amartya Sen
Sensual Human Behaviour quotations
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
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.
I am saying that the economic approach provides a valuable unified framework for understanding all human behaviour
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
The morphic fields include all kinds of organizing fields.
..: The organizing fields of animal and human behaviour, of social and cultural systems, and of mental activity can all be regarded as morphic fields which contain an inherent memory.
One of the best ways to improve men's behaviour is to enlighten their minds: and today, against the strong opposition of the Church and the Establishment, Scientific Humanism is attempting to do just that.
Listen, acting is not surgery, it's entertainment.
You're doing something to hopefully move people, to make them laugh, to transport them. But actors are vulnerable, and the reason we're vulnerable is that we're always trying to recreate human behaviour.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
It's exciting that you've got an entire season to experience 24 hours of highly dramatically charged human experience. It allows for the close inspection of minutiae in behaviour.
Too often we judge people based on our own backgrounds and experiences, but when you understand people's stories, it's easier to understand their demeanor.
Theatre is a concentrate of life as normal.
Theatre is a purified version of real life, an extraction, an essence of human behaviour that is stranger and more tragic and more perfect than everything that is ordinary about me and you.
Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
I get tested for HIV twice a year.... One has to be socially aware. It's part of being a decent human to be tested for STDs. It's just disgusting behaviour when people don't. It's so irresponsible.
The individualism of current economic theory is manifest in the purely self-interested behaviour it generally assumes. It has no real place for fairness, malevolence, and benevolence, nor for the preservation of human life or any other moral concern.
We must recognize that we are living in an imperfect world in which human and superhuman forces of evil are at work and so long as those forces affect the political behaviour of mankind there can be no hope of abiding peace.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
Climate change has happened because of human behaviour, therefore it’s only natural it should be us, human beings, to address this issue. It may not be too late if we take decisive actions today.
There's still a lot I'm angry about, a lot of human behaviour that's appalling and despicable, but you choose what you can fight against. I always thought if I could just put something in words perfectly enough, people would get the idea and it would change things.
All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.
Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.
Jesus, in fact, was typical of a certain kind of fanatical young idealist: at one moment holding forth, with tears in his eyes, about the need for universal love; at the next, furiously denouncing the morons, crooks and bigots who did not see eye to eye with him. It is very natural and very human behaviour. But it is not superhuman.
An act cannot be defined by the end sought by the actor, for an identical system of behaviour may be adjustable to too many different ends without altering its nature.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
There's no map to human behaviour.
Mixing humour and harsh reality is a very human behaviour, it's the way people stay sane in their daily lives.
The comic strip is what I looked at, and it's another reason I did it.
The comic strip, where animals would comment on human behaviour, interested me.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
If there were a clear prospect that such evils were part of a barbarian past, then at least we might find a small crumb of comfort. No such prospect exists: no scientific analysis can even remotely answer or account for past and present horrors of human behaviour.
Food, like sex, is one of the principal kinds of human activity that engage people when they wonder about how to account for different kinds of human behaviour.
There's definitely, definitely, definitely, no logic to human behaviour .
. . There's no map And a compass Wouldn't help at all
Instead of trying to change another person's behavior, try changing the way you react. Acceptance without expectations is less stressful.
The first rule of world-building is available physics, which basically means that if you want it to feel real, it has to follow the same rules as this world, from gravity to how human behaviour works. If you have a fantasy element that doesnt obey the laws of physics, make sure that it has a fantasy explanation.
How close the sexes sometimes come to one another.
It is as much a matter of behaviour and the spere in which they move that separates the masculine part of humanity from the feminine.
A humanist is anyone who rejects the attempt to describe or account for man wholly on the basis of physics, chemistry or animal behaviour.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
I would like you to teach [the orcs] civilised behaviour," said Ladyship coldly.
He appeared to consider this. "Yes of course, I think that would be quite possible," he said. "And who would you send to teach the humans?
The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
The moment the organic unity of belief and behaviour is damaged in any way, we are incapable of living out the full humanity for which we were created.
From the errors of others the wise correct their own.
The fundamental human values all emanate from Dharma, based on Truth.
If human behaviour has no such basis, it leads to disaster.
You do not settle whether an argument is justified by merely showing that it is of some use. The distinction is not between useful and useless experiments but between barbarous and civilized behaviour. Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
Cats - a standing rebuke to behavioural scientists . . . least human of all creatures.
If you don't want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed ot tortured, then you shouldn't condone such behaviour towards anyone, be they human or not.
The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour.