The Best Quotes About Habit  

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A list of the best habit quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous habit quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic habit quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational habit quotes from that same writer.

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Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. Cicero
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. Mark Twain
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. John Dryden
Habit is stronger than reason. George Santayana
The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit. Desiderius Erasmus
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. Aristotle
The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires. J. Paul Getty
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. John Dryden
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. Benjamin Franklin
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel. Tryon Edwards
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. Benjamin Franklin
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring. Emil Cioran
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature. Blaise Pascal
Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible. Eric Hoffer
Habit is a shackle for the free. Ambrose Bierce
Habit is ten times nature.
The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity. Marcel Proust
It's just as easy to form the habit of succeeding as it is to succumb to the habit of failure. Habits aren't instincts; they're acquired reactions. They don't just happen; they are caused. Once you determine the original cause of a habit, it is within your power either to accept or reject it.
Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. Virginia Woolf
One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. Benjamin Franklin
Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught. Kin Hubbard
Habit is a great deadener. Samuel Beckett