Top 40 Impulsiveness Quotes To Stop Impulsive Behavior

Read these motivational impulsive quotes, impulsiveness sayings, and captions to help you avoid making mistakes that arise from hasty decisions and impulsive behavior.

To be impulsive means to act spontaneously without forethought. An impulsive person usually acts on impulse without thinking and without any planning or consideration of the results.

The medical news today paper explains, being impulsive is not always a bad thing, but, “It can often lead to consequences that are undesired or unintended.”

These quotes on impulsiveness will inspire you to always think, decide/plan and then act in relationships, work, and other aspects of life.

So always act and take a decision after contemplating the pros and cos, and take time to analyze. Careful thoughts and deep consideration always help you to make better life choices.

Top 10 Impulsive Quotes

  1. “Impulsiveness is the enemy of deep thinking.” ― Harvey F. Silver

  2. “Impulsiveness can be charming but deliberation can have an appeal, as well.” ― Sarah Dessen

  3. “Don’t make a hasty movement. Be like a mountain. Move silently and cautiously.” ― Yi Sun-sin

  4. “Free the self from impulsive actions and watch yourself become truly free.” ― Jay Kumar Singh

  5. “Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences.” ― Stieg Larsson

  6. “It is hard to fight against impulsive desire; whatever it wants it will buy at the cost of the soul.” ― Heraclitus

  7. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ― Vincent Van Gogh                                                                                                                                                     

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    impulsiveness quotes

  8. “Before you make a decision, ask yourself this question: will you regret the results or rejoice in them?” ― Rob Liano

  9. “Impulsive action is a reactive action, it comes from a disturbed state of mind.” ― Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  10. “Sometimes it’s a good idea to think about what you want from a situation, and try to get it, rather than just blurt out the first thing that comes into your head.” ― E. Lockhart

Best Quotes On Impulsiveness

  1. “Let the first impulse pass. Wait for the second.” ― Baltasar Gracián

  2. “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” ― William Shakespeare

  3. “Don’t make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion.” ― Unknown                                                 

    Impulsive Quotes
    Impulsive Quotes

  4. “Don’t let your impulsive reaction to conflict betray your intelligence.” ― Devon Franklin

  5. “Impatience is based on the assumption that ‘later’ is what’s left over after you squander the ‘now.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

  6. “Impulsivity is its own form of evil. It forces one to spend many moments suffering a decision made in one.” ― Daniel V Chappell

  7. “Sometimes our first questions are a product of our impulse rather than an expression of our thoughts.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

  8. “Sometimes it’s a good idea to think about what you want from a situation, and try to get it, rather than just blurt out the first thing that comes into your head.” ― E. Lockhart

  9. “Life is like a chess game; you have to think three moves ahead. Sadly, many people jump ahead and then wish that they could make six moves backwards.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

  10. “I’m very unpredictable. Very, very impulsive. Extremely. Absolutely! Sometimes I don’t know what I want to do from one day to the next. I can’t enjoy anything premeditated; I just do it as I feel it. But whatever I do is motivated by honesty.” ― Sharon Tate

Quotes About Impulsive Behavior

  1. “I act on impulse and go with my instincts.” ― Gordon Ramsay

  2. “Regret comes from impulsive actions.” ― Giovannie de Sadeleer                                                             

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    quotes about impulse

  3. “An agenda driven by greed is never informed by thought.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

  4. “Responding is careful and considerate. Reacting is impulsive and instant.” ― Alex A. Avila

  5. “More errors arise from inhibited indecision than from impulsive behavior.” ― Morris Ernst

  6. “People do all sorts of things impulsively and follow those impulses into strange places.” ― John Darnielle

  7. “An impulsive person has a short fuse and can ruin everything, but the wise show self-control.” ― Proverbs 14:17 (Bible Verse)

  8. “Impulsive passion please set me free.I think I’m slightly impulsive, sometimes organised and always in search of a bargain!” ― Lisa S.

  9. “A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.” ― Peter Cooper

  10. “Doctors described Jonah as having poor impulse control, which basically meant that Jonah’s entire world was a series of decisions that balanced precariously on the razor’s edge of clever vs. stupid.” ― Paolo Bacigalupi

Don’t Be Impulsive Quotes

  1. “Impulsive passion please set me free.” ― Delano Johnson

  2. “It would be a sin to help you destroy yourself.” ― Leo Tolstoy

  3. “Time is your friend; impulse is your enemy.” ― John C. Bogle                                                                     

    quotes on impulsiveness
    quotes on impulsiveness

  4. “Sometimes no reaction is the best reaction.” ― Firas Al Msaddi

  5. “Don’t be so impulsive! Stop and think before you do something stupid! There is a high price to pay for doing dumb things!” ― Samuel Marshall Watson

  6. “I disagree. Now is ‘not’ the time to take action. Now is the time to be thoughtful, reflective and prayerful. The action comes after that.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

  7. “To begin is easy; to persevere is sanctity.- Let your perseverance not be a blind consequence of the first impulse, the work of inertia: let it be a reflective perseverance.” ― Josemaria Escriva

  8. “Relax. You are going to hurt your head if you ask too many questions at the same time. Take your time. Take deep breath and start using logic daily instead of being impulsive.” ― Mwanandeke Kindembo

  9. “Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation – do what’s right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It’s central, in fact, to civilisation.” ― Roy Baumeister

  10. “I’ve never been impulsive. It’s always been in my nature to consider things carefully and then decide upon the best solution. Except, sometimes the circumstances change. Sometimes things get so complicated and so bad that your nature just doesn’t matter anymore.” ― Brenna Yovanoff


These inspirational quotes will give you an insight into how mindful thinking can help you avoid making impulsive decisions.

The quotes on impulsive behavior by famous writers, authors, leaders, and spiritual gurus, will encourage you to be more mindful, more informed, and alert about things, people, and relationships around you.

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