Quotations The Best Quotes About Habit  

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Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. Cicero

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We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. John Dryden

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Habit is stronger than reason. George Santayana

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The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit. Desiderius Erasmus

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A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. Mark Twain

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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. Aristotle

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Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. John Dryden

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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

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Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. Benjamin Franklin

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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

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It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. Benjamin Franklin

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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

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To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring. Emil Cioran

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Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible. Eric Hoffer

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Habit is a shackle for the free. Ambrose Bierce

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Habit is ten times nature.

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The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity. Marcel Proust

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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

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Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. Benjamin Franklin

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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

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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.

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Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. Virginia Woolf

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Good habits result from resisting temptation.

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Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. Mark Twain

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Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable. Thomas Troward

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Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule. John Locke

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Successful people are simply those with success habits. Brian Tracy

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Habit is a great deadener. Samuel Beckett

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A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page. Hosea Ballou

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Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught. Kin Hubbard

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Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. Augustine of Hippo

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To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be. Miguel de Unamuno

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How use doth breed a habit in man! William Shakespeare

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Habit is the second nature which destroys the first. Blaise Pascal

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We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can...in the acquisition of a new habit, we must take car to launch ourselves with as strong and decided initiative as possible. Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. William James

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There is an old saying that, you can't kill a frog by dropping him into hot water. As you drop him into the hot water, he reacts so quickly that he immediately jumps out unharmed. But if you put him in cold water and gradually warm it up until it is scalding hot, you have him cooked before he knows it. The encroachment of bad habits in our lives is very much like this.

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The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. W. Somerset Maugham

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The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably thought and act. Orison Swett Marden

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In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit. Alfred North Whitehead

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Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. Vince Lombardi

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Laws are never as effective as habits. Adlai Stevenson I

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If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it. Horace Mann

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Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous. Jeremy Taylor

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Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you. Elbert Hubbard

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The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel Johnson

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Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.

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Break a bad habit -- drop it

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Trivial things do matter... more people are killed each year by the bite of mosquitoes than are stepped upon by charging elephants.

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Practice in time becomes second nature.