Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. ~Billy Wilder

Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. ~Michael Burke

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. ~Benjamin Spock, Baby and Child Care, 1977

Instinct is untaught ability. ~Bain

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness. ~John Sterling

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. ~Joyce Brothers

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. ~Florence Scovel Shinn

Reasoning at every step he treads,
Man yet mistakes his way,
Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads,
Are rarely known to stray.
~William Cowper

The most decisive actions of our life… are most often unconsidered actions. ~André Gide, The Counterfeiters, 1926

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. ~Jawaharlal Nehru

I suspect we have internal senses. The mind’s eye since Shakespeare’s time has been proverbial; and we have also a mind’s ear. To say nothing of dreams, one certainly can listen to one’s own thoughts, and hear them, or believe that one hears them: the strongest argument adducible in favour of our hearing any thing. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Instinct is the nose of the mind. ~Madame De Girardin

I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason. ~Stanley Baldwin