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BEHAVIOR
[ Also see Conduct Deeds Etiquette Good Breeding Manners Misbehavior Morality Thought ]

Venus herself, if she were bold, would not be Venus.
      - Apuleius (Appuleius)

For behavior, men learn it, as they take diseases, one of another.
      - Francis Bacon

Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
      - Arnold Bennett (Enoch Arnold Bennett)

Behavior which appears superficially correct but is intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.
      - James B. Conant

Wise men read very sharply all of your private history in your look and gait and behavior.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man shall speak the better when he knows what others have said, and sometimes the consciousness of his inward knowledge gives a confidence to his outward behavior, which of all other is the best thing to grace a man in his carriage.
      - Owen Felltham (Feltham)

I demand that every Storm Troop Leader, just as every political leader, should be conscious of the fact that his behavior and conduct must be exemplary. . . . I wish every mother to give her son to The Party without fearing that he may be ruined morally. . . . Storm Troop Leaders who behave unworthily in public are to be mercilessly removed.
      - Adolph Hitler

Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
  Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
    Never spend your money before you have it.
      Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap.
        Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
          We seldom repent having eaten too little.
            Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
              How much pain the evils have cost us that have never happened!
                Take things always by the smooth handle.
                  When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.
      - Thomas Jefferson

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were the entire world looking at you, and act accordingly.
      - Thomas Jefferson

People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
      - Thomas Mann

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
      - Margaret Mead

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
      - Moliere (pseudonym of Jean Baptiste Poquelin)

Behavior is the theory of manners practically applied.
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Perfect behaviour is born of complete indifference.
      - Cesare Pavese,
        This Business of Living: Diaries 1935-50

Levity of behavior is the bane of all that is good and virtuous.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.
      - Herbert Spencer

Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
      - Henry David Thoreau


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