Reactions Quotes (63) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of an Reactions. Sensitivity (human), the strength of physical or emotional reaction in people. Sensitivity, the ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli


Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind - or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.
~ Eckhart Tolle

"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction."
~ Isaac Newton

"How you react emotionally is a choice in any situation."
~ Judith Orloff

"Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love
our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into
the dark abyss of annihilation."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the
rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer
vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
~ Bruce Barton

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and
outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
~ Wade Boggs

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical
substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
~ Carl Jung

"You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it's humorous, all
the attention to it, because it's hardly the most insightful or valuable
thing that's happened to me."
~ Steve Jobs

"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite
direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in
~ Plato

"The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite
~ Plato

"Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not
prevent the river from flowing on."
~ Victor Hugo

"There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who
wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other
side more or less for reaction."
~ George Orwell

"I used to take my short stories to girls' homes and read them to them. Can
you imagine the reaction reading a short story to a girl instead of pawing
~ Ray Bradbury

"Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."
~ Hans Selye

"The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always
better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action."
~ Orison Swett Marden

"It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which
alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to
Truth is one of hostility and fear!"
~ Anthony de Mello

"Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may
be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's
possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along."
~ Arthur C. Clarke

"You don't reward reaction; you reward results."
~ Edwin Louis Cole

"There is a price to pay for most of our actions. For every action, there is
a reaction."
~ Giancarlo Esposito

Your reaction to a situation determines whether it will be positive or negative. If you're determined to label a situation positive, no matter how it appears, the result MUST be positive. If you label something negative, that MUST be your experience. It's never too late to change a situation because you have an unlimited supply of positive sticky labels! Your life is always your call!
~ Rhonda Byrne

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
~ Sigmund Freud

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
~ Bertrand Russell

I am not afraid of aging, but more afraid of people's reactions to my aging.
Barbara Hershey

You can only control your own actions. Not other people’s reactions.
~ Emily Giffin

No one on earth can hurt you, unless you accept the hurt in your own mind. . . The problem is not other people; it is your reaction.
~ Vernon Howard

Your emotional reactions to the evil you encounter and your judgments of it show you what you need to change in yourself. Changing those parts of your personality that judge, react in fear, and cannot love into acceptance, fearlessness, and love is the journey you were born to make.
~ Gary Zukav

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
~ Rita Mae Brown

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You receive from the world what you give to the world.
~ Gary Zukav

An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

I will waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow I will harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day.
~ Og Mandino

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
~ Nora Roberts

Many people don't know about the power of good feelings, and so their feelings are reactions or responses to what happens to them. They have put their feelings on automatic pilot, instead of deliberately taking charge of them.
~ Rhonda Byrne

Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.
~ Winston Churchill

Be present as the watcher of your mind - of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Not causing harm requires staying awake. Part of being awake is slowing down enough to notice what we say and do. The more we witness our emotional chain reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain. It becomes a way of life to stay awake, slow down, and notice.
~ Pema Chodron

Non-reaction to the ego in others is one of the most effective ways not only of going beyond ego in yourself but also of dissolving the collective human ego.
~ Eckhart Tolle

A person of good intelligence and of sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it's not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street.
~ George Carlin

Apathy is a rational reaction to a system that no longer represents, hears or addresses the vast majority of people.
~ Russell Brand

The only way to ease our pain is to experience it fully. Learn to stay with uneasiness, learn to stay with the tightening, so that the habitual chain reaction doesn't continue to rule your life.
~ Pema Chodron

Do not jump into reaction mode at the first appearance of negative energy. Just breathe, and relax.
~ Neale Donald Walsch

The worst enemy of the strategist is the clock. Time trouble... Reduces us all to pure reflex and reaction, tactical play. Emotion and instinct cloud our strategic vision when there is no time for proper evaluation.
~ Garry Kasparov

I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the uncanny reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time.
~ Albert Einstein

To be nonviolent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the poor animals is Satan's philosophy. In this age there is always enmity against poor animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious. The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and therefore there is always strain of cold or hot war between men, individually, collectively or nationally.
~ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

If right now our emotional reaction to seeing a certain person or hearing certain news is to fly into a rage or to get despondent or something equally extreme, it's because we have been
cultivating that particular habit for a very long time.
~ Pema Chodron

I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same.
~ Rachel Scott

The beginning, middle, and end of the birth, growth, and perfection of whatever we behold is from contraries, by contraries, and to contraries; and whatever contrariety is, there is action and reaction, there is motion, diversity, multitude, and order, there are degrees, succession and vicissitude.
~ Giordano Bruno

You might say, 'What a dreadful day', without realizing that the cold, the wind, and the rain or whatever condition you react to are not dreadful. They are as they are. What is dreadful is your reaction, your inner resistance to it, and the emotion that is created by that resistance.
~ Eckhart Tolle

The first reaction to truth is hatred.
~ Tertullian

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth
~ Pema Chodron

Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
~ Bruce Lee 

When you have an emotional reaction to what you see, you are judging. That is your signal that you have an issue inside of yourself - with yourself - not with the other person. If you react to evil, look inside yourself for the very thing that so agitates you, and you will find it. If it were not there, you will simply discern, act appropriately, and move on.
~ Gary Zukav

There is no right reaction. There is only your reaction.
~ Jack Canfield

Develop serenity and quiet attitudes through your conversation. Depending upon the words we use and the tone in which we use them, we can talk ourselves into being nervous, high-strung, and upset. By our speech, we can also achieve quiet reactions. Talk peaceful to be peaceful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Believe me that in every big thing or achievement there are always obstacles-big or small- and the reaction one shows to such obstacles is what counts, not the obstacle itself.
~ Bruce Lee 

You, and you alone, get to determine whether you are going to react positively about something or negatively about something - or, interestingly, have no reaction at all. Your emotions are entirely under your control. Your feelings are what you want them to be.
~ Neale Donald Walsch

Whereas the average individuals "often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are," self-actualizing individuals have "superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general."
~ Abraham Maslow

Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.
~ Bernard Berenson

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
~ Plato

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
~ Gertrude Stein

I can't think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there's been a reaction, there's been no journalism. It's cause and effect.
~ Hunter S. Thompson

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