Habit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Habit

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There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
~By William James ~


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
~By Aristotle ~


Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
~By Henry Miller ~


As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
~By William James ~


The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of.
~By Tom Holt ~


I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon.
~By Corey Haim ~


An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.
~By Hernando Cortes ~


Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.
~By Clarence Darrow ~


My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
~By Lynn Abbey ~


The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
~By William Winwood Reade ~


Character... is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.
~By Charles Wilson ~


We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans.
~By Ron Lewis ~


We say the name of God, but that is only habit.
~By Nikita Khrushchev ~


In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
~By Warren Buffett ~


If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
~By Colin Powell ~


In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
~By Edmund Husserl ~


A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
~By Bernard de Mandeville ~


I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit.
~By Allyson Schwartz ~


Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill.
~By Richard H. Davis ~


Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
~By Salvador Dali ~


Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.
~By George III ~


It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.
~By Sitting Bull ~


Habit is the nursery of errors.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Habit is stronger than reason.
~By George Santayana ~


When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


I think anybody would have to be with out common sense to think there weren't aliens. There are billions of planets, and I am convinced Earth is not the only one that's inhabited. It would be quite an ego trip to think that. I think about it all the time.
~By Sabrina Lloyd ~


It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace?
~By Thomas Day ~


Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
~By Horace Mann ~


I've retired so many times now it's getting to be a habit.
~By Dick Van Dyke ~


Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
~By Tacitus ~


If we are able to get inside the music and inhabit it convincingly enough, it will cause everyone to find each other in this new psychological space. And that's most exciting.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.
~By Leo Aikman ~


I made a habit always to hear the Indians; and although they very often lie to me, I do not show them any displeasure for it, for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything until I have found out the truth.
~By Antonio de Mendoza ~


Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends.
~By Alphonsus Liguori ~


A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
~By Thomas Paine ~


A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


I've been curious about certain things, but didn't let them get in the way of my life. I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit.
~By Tobey Maguire ~


Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
~By Rosabeth Moss Kanter ~


Make a habit of canceling every subscription to anything you don't have time to read.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live.
~By Fanny Kemble ~


The question is not only what is grown but what it's used for. There's not going to be a mass transformation of dietary habits in rich countries-on the contrary, the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat.
~By Susan George ~


One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change.
~By Neal Barnard ~


Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit.
~By Nana Mouskouri ~


Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
~By Jules Renard ~


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
~By Aristotle ~


The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.
~By Arnold Bennett ~


Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.
~By Fred Thompson ~


I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not only in obedience to your order, but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town, who have presented another petition, and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.
~By James Otis ~


Long-lasting change that will help you create new habits and actions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
~By James Allen ~


Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
~By Jim Ryun ~


Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
~By John Dewey ~


I've been into the habit of freezing white grapes and using them as a snack. Instead of eating peanuts or popcorn or something like that or pretzels, I just eat the white grapes.
~By Mike Ditka ~


Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
~By John Ciardi ~


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


If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated.
~By Paul Williams ~


Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits.
~By Charles A. Jaffe ~


The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek.
~By Red Smith ~


The most important thing is to preserve the world we live in. Unless people understand and learn about our world, habitats, and animals, they won't understand that if we don't protect those habitats, we'll eventually destroy ourselves.
~By Jack Hanna ~


It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.
~By James Smithson ~


One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.
~By Helen Hayes ~


The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
~By Anthony Burgess ~


The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
~By Charles Reade ~


What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
~By Jay Inslee ~


The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward.
~By Gene Tunney ~


Winning is a habit.
~By Leo Durocher ~


The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
~By Aristotle ~


Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
~By Constantin Brancusi ~


Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour, they are a habit.
~By Joe Eszterhas ~


The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury.
~By Ray Stannard Baker ~


People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
~By John Jay Chapman ~


These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy. There had never before been any star in that place in the sky.
~By Tycho Brahe ~


Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office.
~By Anita Diament ~


I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Initially I probably didn't even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it's a total imaginary world.
~By Hugo Weaving ~


All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
~By Aristotle ~


Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
~By Petrarch ~


At a moderate calculation, among a million of persons inhabiting the metropolis, there are, at least, twenty-five thousand children who attend these schools, and cost their parents as many pounds sterling, per annum.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.
~By Martha Gellhorn ~


For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
~By Stuart Chase ~


Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit.
~By Thomas Jordan Jarvis ~

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