Habit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Habit

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Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger ~


Professors simply can't discuss a thing. Habit compels them to deliver a lecture.
~By Hal Boyle ~


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


Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
~By Humphry Davy ~


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 ~


A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.
~By Jenny Craig ~


This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood.
~By Michael Medved ~


The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey.
~By Ernest Thompson Seton ~


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


War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
~By Ernie Pyle ~


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


When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


Your real self - the "I am I" - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
~By Robert Collier ~


Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
~By George Mason ~


But it is neither cannon nor bayonet that will do the worst damage to this city. No, this place will remember the war against our government just as long as there are inhabitants here.
~By Knute Nelson ~


Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
~By Constantin Brancusi ~


Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit as your undesired behavior was before.
~By Mike Hawkins ~


In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you.
~By Billie Holiday ~


Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
~By Joe Baca ~


The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
~By David Brin ~


I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.
~By Mick Jagger ~


I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them.
~By Judith Wright ~


When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


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


Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.
~By W. C. Fields ~


From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of lands on conditions very favorable to the United States, and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves.
~By James Monroe ~


People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
~By Ben Hecht ~


Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community.
~By Rod Blagojevich ~


Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


You get to where you kind of like it, and It's a habit That's hard to break. I still find myself sittin' in a cafe, like a pizza parlor.
~By Chris LeDoux ~


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 ~


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 ~


Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted.
~By Carolyn Heilbrun ~


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.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


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 ~


Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen; but birds are not numerous in desart forests; they draw near to the habitations of men, as I have constantly observed in all my travels.
~By William Bartram ~


Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
~By Ralph W. Sockman ~


Russia contains one fourth of the inhabitants of all Europe, and one half of the entire number of Israelites.
~By Isaac Mayer Wise ~


Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
~By Vince Lombardi ~


Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch.
~By Craig Kilborn ~


Your behavior is based on your beliefs, and what you do and say, over and over again, helps develop your habits.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


I don't have any bad habbits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me.
~By Eubie Blake ~


Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
~By Hannah More ~


After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
~By Mickey Mantle ~


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 ~


After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Sarah Vowell ~


We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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


A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.
~By Joel Barlow ~


Inhabit ourselves that we may indeed do what we want to do.
~By Mary Richards ~


Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
~By Gary Ryan Blair ~


Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.
~By Edith Wharton ~


Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


Law in general is human reason, inasmuch as it governs all the inhabitants of the earth: the political and civil laws of each nation ought to be only the particular cases in which human reason is applied.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult to do successfully in a contemporary novel.
~By Rose Tremain ~


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
~By Aristotle ~


Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 ~


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 ~


Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
~By Napolean Hill ~


The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
~By E. O. Wilson ~


When I came out, and for many years afterwards, it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read, like an obsession. I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them. It took me a while to change that habit.
~By Mohsen Makhmalbaf ~


Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
~By William James ~


With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.
~By Anthony Storr ~


Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
~By Maya Angelou ~


It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse.
~By John Drinkwater ~


By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed.
~By O. Henry ~


Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
~By Alistair Cooke ~


Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
~By Drew Barrymore ~


I had this habit of an academic of answering the question. I should have fobbed it off.
~By John Hewson ~


Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


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


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 ~


Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.
~By Ernest Dimnet ~


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 ~


Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
~By Katherine Mansfield ~


The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last Letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
~By George Catlin ~


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 ~


If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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 ~


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 ~


So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.
~By Susan Sarandon ~


Hunger also changes the world - when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing.
~By Maxine Hong Kingston ~


The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming.
~By Rem Koolhaas ~


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


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 ~


Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~By Kurt Vonnegut ~


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


Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
~By Brian Tracy ~


Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
~By William Ralph Inge ~

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