165 Natural Instinct Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Natural Instinct Quotes (BEST)

  1. Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  2. Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil. — Pope John Paul II
  3. Since man's natural instincts lead him to sin, all men are sinners; and all sinners go to hell. If everyone goes to hell, then you will meet all your friends there. — Anton Szandor LaVey
  4. I am a visceral person by nature. I act on instinct, quickly, without pondering possible disaster and without indulging in deep introspection. — Estee Lauder
  5. Yeah, but if you're not doing what everyone else is doing then you're going to be misunderstood. People are going to wonder why you're trying to be different; it's just a natural instinct. — Kid Cudi
  6. Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing. — Ben Hogan
  7. Nature endows us with the feeling that moves us in all our musical experiences; we might call her gift instinct. — Jean-Philippe Rameau
  8. Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness. — John Sterling
  9. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change. — H. G. Wells
  10. Your empathy for other mothers is such a natural instinct and it's such a beautiful thing that we all connect, and we should all help each other. — Salma Hayek

Short Natural Instinct Quotes

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  • Sometimes my natural instincts take over and I just go overboard. — Bill Goldberg
  • Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience. — Blaise Pascal
  • I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. — Walt Disney
  • Artist by nature, actor by instinct, poet by accident, and vagabond by choice. — Don Blanding
  • God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature. — Julia Ward Howe
  • The instinct of ownership is fundamental in man's nature. — William James
  • Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. — Henry Winkler
  • What is instinct? It is the natural tendency in one when filled with dismay to turn to his wife. — Finley Peter Dunne
  • A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in repressing his natural instincts. — George Jean Nathan
  • Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction. — Jules Verne
Natural instinct quote Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.

Animal Instinct Quotes

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Our thoughts ought by instinct to fly upwards from animals, men and natural objects to their creator. If created things are so utterly lovely, how gloriously beautiful must he be who made them! The wisdom of the worker is revealed in his handiwork. — Anthony of Padua

To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt. — Mikhail Bakunin

If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence. — Will Cuppy

Natural instinct quote The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.

Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: Animals have instincts, we have taxes. — Erving Goffman

Instinct guides the animal better than the man. In the animal it is pure, in man it is led astray by his reason and intelligence. — Denis Diderot

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage. — Wendell Phillips

Natural instinct quote In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.
In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.

As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck, and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his road, so must we do with the divine animal who carries us through this world — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. Extract from 'Memories of childhood and youth.' — Albert Schweitzer

Even overweight cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. — John Weitz

Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral. — Charles Darwin

Instinctive Quotes

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Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation. — Albert Einstein

There are... for us no instincts—we no longer need the term in psychology. Everything we have been in the habit of calling an 'instinct' today is a result largely of training—belonging to man's learned behavior. — John B. Watson

Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others. — Timothy Leary

Natural instinct quote The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.

As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high. — Ayrton Senna

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Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. — Max Eastman

Natural instinct quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

What I look for is neither reality nor unreality but the subconscious, the instinctive mystery of the human race. — Amedeo Modigliani

It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form. — Hart Crane

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There is no instinct like that of the heart. — Lord Byron

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. — Adrienne Rich

Woman Instinct Quotes

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I'm totally against women in combat, because we live in a culture and a society that imposes on every man the concept of women and children first...If you had a man and a woman trying to go through some dangerous woods, the man's instinct would be to protect the woman. Therefore you weaken the man. — Grace Hopper

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. — Anais Nin

A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself. — Marilyn Monroe

Natural instinct quote Be still, and the earth will speak to you.
Be still, and the earth will speak to you.

If you believe in the maternal instinct and fail at mother love, you fail as a woman. It is a controlling idea that holds us in an iron grip. — Nancy Friday

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason. — Stanley Baldwin

The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman. — Theda Bara

Natural instinct quote We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them. — Helen Rowland

If you're not comfortable with a strong woman you're not comfortable with your own feminine instincts. You're not comfortable, period. You're going to be threatened by everything that's not exactly like you are ... and that is the measure any man. — Madonna Ciccone

Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. — Oscar Wilde

Ask the woman, she will tell you everything you need to know — Ina May Gaskin

Instinctual Quotes

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Men are not gentle, friendly creatures wishing for love, who simply defend themselves if they are attacked, but ... a powerful measure of desire for aggression had to be reckoned as part of their instinctual endowment. — Sigmund Freud

Generosity is revolutionary, counter-instinctual. Our survival instinct is to care only for ourselves and our loved ones. But we can transform our relationship to that survival instinct by constantly asking ourselves, ‘How can I use my life’s energy to benefit all living beings? — Noah Levine

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process. — A. Bartlett Giamatti

Natural instinct quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped. — David Rakoff

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. — Sigmund Freud

The understanding of it [absolute] is very important as a beginning point. Then you can use meditation, further reasoning, long-term familiarity etc., you can use all kinds of methods to deepen this understanding and to have it counter the instinctual sense of being an absolute you. — Robert Thurman

Natural instinct quote Nature never gives everything at once.
Nature never gives everything at once.

I believe it's our loss of connection with our instinctual side that prevents us from being effective pack leaders for our dogs. Perhaps it's also why we also seem to be failing at being positive guardians of our planet. — Cesar Millan

I choose material instinctually - at the heart of it are characters that I feel are fresh and original, and allow for an opportunity to, I suppose, explore uncharted ground. — Kathryn Bigelow

I've always believed it's important to make the invisible visible. And valuing that which has been taken for granted is something that I've always instinctually known is the key to the kind of society I want to live in and raise my children in. — Ai-jen Poo

Freud's translator accidentally omitted 'fashion' in the psychoanalytic list of primary instinctual drives; along with the drive to sexuality there is the drive to wear odd garments that may cut off circulation, occlude vision, make toes grow sideways, cause riots. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Instinct Intuition Quotes

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift. — Albert Einstein

Knowledge has three degrees--opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition. — Plotinus

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why. — Albert Einstein

Natural instinct quote Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Organizational effectiveness does not lie in that narrow minded concept called rationality. It lies in the blend of clearheaded logic and powerful intuition — Henry Mintzberg

Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct - a gift of knowing without reasoning... Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence - it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success. — Angela Ahrendts

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention. — Rudolf Arnheim

Natural instinct quote Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find ou
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. — Herbert Spencer

Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. — E. Michael Burke

The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result. — Edgar Cayce

I understood that I was inventing myself, and that I was doing this more in the way of a painter than in the way of a scientist. I could not count on precision or calculation; I could only count on intuition. — Jamaica Kincaid

Survival Instinct Quotes

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The instinct to survive will never change, neither will the human body's amazing ability to endure. — Lofty Wiseman

Gangbanging is a survival instinct, regardless of how anybody tries to paint it. — Nipsey Hussle

If a man is a man and not a sheep in the flock, he has a survival instinct in him that leads him to fight even if he realizes he's fighting in vain, even if he knows he will lose. — Oriana Fallaci

As gang members, as young dudes in the streets, especially in L.A., we're the effect of a situation. We didn't wake up and create our own mindstate and our environment; we adapted our survival instincts. — Nipsey Hussle

When you're a kid, you live carefree. You notice things that go on around you, but you live like a kid with no worries until you get to that certain age where trials and tribulations come and you gotta fight and stay on your toes. That's when survival instincts kick in. — Jay Rock

I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives and find something they want to do and make peace with that. Your job as a parent is to give your kids not only the instincts and talents to survive, but help them enjoy their lives. — Susan Sarandon

If this were so; if the desert were 'home'; if our instincts were forged in the desert; to survive the rigours of the desert - then it is easier to understand why greener pastures pall on us; why possessions exhaust us, and why Pascal's imaginary man found his comfortable lodgings a prison. — Bruce Chatwin

Creativity to me is the life force that is in us. It’s an animalistic instinct for survival. — Elie Tahari

Mental alertness is not awareness. Mental alertness only enhances your survival instincts. It does not take you towards liberation. — Jaggi Vasudev

Feeling fear is a good sign that your survival instincts are intact. You need to appreciate the dangers to stay safe. — Zoe Bell

Mothers Instinct Quotes

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The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. — Benjamin Spock

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. — Benjamin Spock

When the mother herself kills her son she goes against her own nature, against her own instinct. People talk about 'choice', but when a woman does that, when she destroys the life of her unborn child, then we have arrived at the limit. The level cannot go higher regarding evil. — Jim Caviezel

That renunciation of human closeness, of our deepest instincts: is it, in the end, simply too much to ask? Good men-sound, healthy men-can't make the sacrifice, or don't want to; has Holy Mother settled for the unsound and unhealthy? Has the Church, ever pragmatic, made do with what is left? — Jennifer Haigh

Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

My comedic instinct, is a little bit more rooted in - my mother's British so I've always been more of the dry receiver of the crazy as opposed to the initiator of the crazy. I'm kind of predisposed to be the straight man. — Jason Bateman

My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature. — Audrey Hepburn

Because her instinct has told her, or because she has been reliably informed, the faded virgin knows that the supreme joys are not for her; she knows by a process of the intellect; but she can feel her deprivation no more than the young mother can feel the hardship of the virgin's lot. — Arnold Bennett

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners. — Agnes Smedley

Follow Your Instinct Quotes

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The only advice ... that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions. — Virginia Woolf

Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first — Alexander Wang

Decisions are a way of defining ourselves. There comes a time in life when there is nothing else to do but go your own way. Where you are headed there are no trails, no paths, just your own instincts. — Sergio Bambaren

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself. — Oprah Winfrey

Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business. Learn how to take criticism. Follow your gut instincts and don't compromise. — Simon Cowell

Follow your instincts - you never know if your ideas will work out unless you try them. — Lulu Guinness

Your instinct is your true god. Follow it. — Doug Stanhope

Take one more deep breath, savor it, and plunge forward without thinking. Do not allow yourself hesitation. Do not allow yourself a moment of doubt. Follow your instincts and go where you never would have considered possible. — Corey Taylor

Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do. — Sayings

Follow your bliss. That which you love you must spend your life doing, as passionately and as perfectly as your heart, mind and instincts allow. — George Lois

Instinct Quotes

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The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm in form as well as in sound, is one of the most inveterate of human instincts. — Edith Wharton

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. — Billy Wilder

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. — Benjamin Disraeli

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. — Rita Mae Brown

Human beings are born with the instinct to express themselves through movement. Even before he could communicate with words, primitive man was dancing to the beat of his own heart. — Bob Fosse

If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world. — Noam Chomsky

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential. — Bruce Lee

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. — George Orwell

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Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored. — Agatha Christie

Trust Your Instinct Quotes

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Keep trying. Stay humble, Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it. — Yogi Berra

Humans will always tell you the story. Dogs can only tell you the truth. Trust your instincts and listen your dog. — Cesar Millan

Learn to trust your instincts. Only something dead goes with the tide. Only something living can go against it. — Tony Parsons

Trust your instincts: my first reaction is almost invariably the right one. — Estee Lauder

Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others. — Timothy Leary

The greatest art belongs to the world. Do not be intimidated by the experts. Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you were taught, or what you were told to see or believe. Every person, every set of eyes, has the right to the truth. — Blue Balliett

There's no wrong move on stage. You can do no wrong if you just trust your instincts. — Tim Meadows

By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it. — Tabatha Coffey

I used to joke I was a point-and-click actor. My whole process has been about trusting your instincts and hitting your mark. — Daniel Radcliffe

Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can't put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide. — Naveen Jain

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More Natural Instinct Quotes

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there's only one thing i know for certain anymore." he turned, his eyes a clear black. "that i would do anything for you, even if it means going against mu instincts or my very nature. i would lay down everything i possess, even my soul, for you. if that isn't love, it's the best i have. — Becca Fitzpatrick

I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can't be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn't discuss media coverage. — Sachin Tendulkar

Though my natural instinct is to wish for a life free from pain, trouble, and adversity, I am learning to welcome anything that makes me conscious of my need for Him. If prayer is birthed out of desperation, then anything that makes me desperate for God is a blessing. — Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Sexual behavior is not, as is too often assumed, a superimposition of, on the one hand, desires which derive from natural instincts, and, on the other hand, of permissive or restrictive laws which tell us what we should or shouldn't do. Sexual behavior is more than that. — Michel Foucault

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature. — Albert Camus

The most intelligent men, like the strongest, find their happiness where others would find only disaster: in the labyrinth, in being hard with themselves and with others, in effort; their delight is self-mastery; in them asceticism becomes second nature, a necessity, as instinct. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old. — Will Durant

Any person by nature has inherent capabilities. You have to trust your instincts and act with spontaneity. — Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

From when I was really young one of the first things I did was to perform and do shows. It was like a natural instinct. — Colin Morgan

Marriage is a tyranny, a mortification of man's natural instincts. Man needs a multiplicity of relationships. — Federico Fellini

In our instinctive attachments, our fear of change, and our wish for certainty and permanence, we may undercut the impermanence which is our greatest strength, our most fundamental identity. Without impermanence, there is no process. The nature of life is change. All hope is based on process. — Rachel Naomi Remen

Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. — Sarah Brightman

In nature, creatures never ended the lives of others except to survive. To women, abortion was self-defense and preservation of the species. Abortion was not a fancy borne out of the female mind. Abortion was instinct beyond ideas. Abortion was fear (the cat that devours its litter when a predator nears). — Ana Castillo

Fear is a healthy instinct, not a sign of weakness. It is a natural self-defense mechanism that is common to felines, wolves, hyenas, and most humans. Even fruit bats know fear, and I salute them for it. If you think the world is weird now, imagine how weird it would be if wild beasts had no fear. — Hunter S. Thompson

Under the sublime law of progress, the present outgrows the past. The great heart of humanity is heaving with the hopes of a brighter day. All the higher instincts of our nature prophesy its approach; and the best intellects of the race are struggling to turn that prophecy into fulfilment. — Horace Mann

Life in the open is one of my finest rewards. I enjoy and become completely immersed in the high challenge and increased opportunity to become for a time, a part of nature. Deer hunting is a classical exercise in freedom. It is a return to fundamentals that I instinctively feel are basic and right. — Fred Bear

Until I became a parent, I thought children just naturally knew how to catch a ball, that catching was an instinctive biological reflex that all children are born with, like knowing how to operate a remote control or getting high fevers in distant airports. — Dave Barry

It is the natural instinct of a child to work from within outwards; "First I think, and then I draw my think." What wasted efforts we make to teach the child to stop thinking, and only to observe! — Ananda Coomaraswamy

Idealists are people who believe in the potential of human nature for transformation. . . . The most essential attribute of human nature is its mutability and freedom from instinct . . . it is always within our power to change our nature. So it is actually the idealists who are on the mark and the realists who are off base. — M. Scott Peck

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