Bad Behavior Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bad behavior quotes, bad behavior sayings, and bad behavior proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

All bad behavior is really a request for love, attention, or validation. Kimberly Giles
Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice. Alain De Botton
To change undesirable behaviors we see in the world, we must change the thinking that leads to those behaviors. Donald L. Hicks
Good character going bad is like a beast escaping it's cage; it will be hard to capture it again! Israelmore Ayivor
I just feel like we as a human race tend to fear that which we don't understand. It's cause for a lot of bad things and bad behavior to exist on the planet. Billy Porter
I will overlook bad behavior if I know that people's intentions are good. I have this belief that people really can do good things and that people want to be good. Elizabeth Mitchell
One thing I believe strongly in this life is that you just don't reward bad behavior. Dr. Phil
The problem with merely tethering your bad behavior is that you'll eventually drop the chain. Alan Robert Neal
Don't give money to people who won't behave properly with it. You'll just enable bad behavior. Dave Ramsey
A person who is knowingly bent on bad behavior, gets upset when better behavior is expected of them. Jane Austen
The end result of positively reinforcing bad behavior is that you get more of it. The culmination of a failure to punish predators is a debased, dissolute, slum-dog society in which, by legal decree, the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper. Ilana Mercer
Knowledge is no guarantee of good behavior, but ignorance is a virtual guarantee of bad behavior. Martha C. Nussbaum
Genetically influenced behavior is not necessarily good and not necessarily unchangeable. Explanations of bad behavior that appeal to genes do not absolve a person any more than do explanations that appeal to upbringing. Steven Pinker
I think sometimes bad behaviour can be liberating for certain people. They need to behave badly to find themselves - to go off path to find their path. You see it with kids all the time: They're testing boundaries, and I think that's healthy. Noah Baumbach
Bad behaviour makes men more glamorous. Women get destroyed, thrown out of society and locked up in institutions. Marianne Faithfull
The trouble with the world today, she thought, was that people were not prepared to stand up to bad behaviour. Alexander Mccall Smith
If there's bad behaviour, the quickest way of stopping it is to give more love. That always works, you know. People say we must punish when there is wrongdoing, but if you punish you're only punishing yourself. And what's the point of that? Alexander McCall Smith
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words. Proverbs 23:9
Most of the bad guys in the real world don't know that they are bad guys. You don't get a flashing warning sign that you're about to damn yourself. It sneaks up on you when you aren't looking. Jim Butcher
I can't bear inequality, I can't bear bad behaviour to other people. I cannot bear it that people are mean to people who can't help what they are. Janet Suzman
If a bad habit is a learned behavior, then what we've learned needs to be burned in/thru the Refiner's Fire! el. Evinda Lepins
The objective is to change the system and the behaviour it encourages, rather than replacing 'bad' people with 'good' people. Owen Jones
There is no difference between the person who wishes he can change his bad character and did not and the person who never wished for it. Wishes alone don't change the world! Israelmore Ayivor
I sometimes marvel at how far I've come - blissful, even, in the knowledge that I am slowly becoming a well-evolved human being - only to have the illusion shattered by an episode of bad behaviour that contradicts the new and reinforces the old. B.G. Bowers
It is important to correct bad behavior one toe at a time. Gasmaskamn
The worst tragedy of sin isn't that it produced bad behavior, but that it produced the idea that bad behavior is strong enough to deflect love. D.R. Silava
Atrociously bad behavior from a company with a history of atrociously bad behavior. Craig Conway
We tend to learn from bad examples, but we should take care not to use bad examples as a rationalization of our own bad behavior. Cathy Burnham Martin