Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
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Mistakes are a fact of life it is the response to error that counts.
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
Accountability breeds response-ability.
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
The non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response.
What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
We are injured and hurt emotionally, Not so much by other people or what they say and don't say, But by our own attitude and our own response.
What guides us is children's response, their joy in learning to dance, to sing, to live together. It should be a guide to the whole world.
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it.
My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
Complete adaptation to environment means death.
The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.
You will get good attention and people will be more inclined to listen to you if you can make a statement whereby their response is, No Shit! or at least, No kidding!
It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response.
Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.
S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
Violence has no constitutional sanction;
and every government from the beginning has moved against it. But where grievances pile high and most of the elected spokesmen represent the Establishment, violence may be the only effective response.
No one can make us angry. People can say and do things to us but it is still up to us as individuals to do what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.
Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.
The truth is that literature, particularly fiction, is not the pure medium we sometimes assume it to be. Response to it is affected by things other than its own intrinsic quality; by a curiosity or lack of it about the people it deals with, their outlook, their way of life.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer.
We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
David Lynch came out of it a genius, and I came out of it a fat girl.
I'm sorry that the only comment I get about the part is the way I look. Commenting on the critics' response to her performance in Blue Velvet
Once we make our decision, all things will come to us.
Auspicious signs are not a superstition, but a confirmation. They are a response.
An emotion is an automatic response, an automatic effect of man's value premises. An effect, not a cause. There is no necessary clash, no dichotomy between man's reason and his emotions
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
When we were growing up and saw a Ray Harryhausen movie, we were interested in how it was done. But thank God we got to go through the magic of seeing it before we knew how it was done. You were able to get this beautiful, pure, visceral response to something without knowing too much about it.
The liberated man is not the one who is freed in his ideal reality, his inner truth, or his transparency; he is the man who changes spaces, who circulates, who changes sex, clothes, and habits according to fashion, rather than morality, and who changes opinions not as his conscience dictates but in response to opinion polls.
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death.
When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
Guilt is often an appropriate response to wrongdoing, but punishment impedes the development of a conscience by taking away the opportunity for him to feel guilty. He has no chance to develop inner motivation.
Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring.
If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature --if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you --know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense.
No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Love is the victim's response to the rapist.
Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.
Perhaps nothing is so depressing an index of the inhumanity of the male-supremacist mentality as the fact that the more genial human traits are assigned to the underclass: affection, response to sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness.
Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident -- the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.
We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
If any of us hopes to survive, s/he must meet the extremity of the American female condition with immediate and political response. The thoroughly destructive and indefensible subjugation of the majority of Americans cannot continue except at the peril of the entire body politic.
A mutual and satisfied sexual act is of great benefit to the average woman, the magnetism of it is health giving. When it is not desired on the part of the woman and she gives no response, it should not take place. The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman's finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.
As a child grows in an environment in which his needs and longings for specialness and warm relatedness are consistently frustrated, he begins to turn away from his own needs in depression and shame. We can imagine the young child wondering, What is wrong with me that I get so little response from my mother? The two possible answers are I am too defective and unworthy of love, and there is something wrong with what I am asking for. In both cases, there is something wrong, either with the child himself or with his needs and desires. This experience of unimportance or wrongness is the common relational backdrop for vulnerability and susceptibility to shame.
For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.
There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory response is a physically violent one. If you don't make that response, you continually relive the unresolved situation over and over in your life.
The boss must first distinguish between action information and status information. He must discipline himself not to act on problems his managers can solve, and never to act on problems when he is explicitly reviewing status. I once knew a boss who invariably picked up the phone to give orders before the end of the first paragraph in a status report. That response is guaranteed to squelch full disclosure.
A loud noise will get your fight-or-flight response going.
This, over the years, can cause real cardiovascular damage.
In many of our [online] courses, the median response time for a question on the question and answer forum was 22 minutes - which is not a level of service I have ever offered to my Stanford students.