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Quotations on Instinct

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It is wisdom to believe the heart.

~ George Santayana

A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves.

~ James Russell Lowell

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

There is not, in my opinion, anything more mysterious in nature than this instinct in animals, which thus rise above reason, and yet fall infinitely short of it.

~ Joseph Addison

Ideas pull the trigger but instinct loads the gun.

~ Don Marquis

Calculation never made a hero.

~ John Henry Newman

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

~ Blaise Pascal

The heart has reasons which reason cannot understand.

~ Blaise Pascal

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