Habit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Habit

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Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


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


Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
~By Evan Esar ~


There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


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


There is nothing so habit-forming as money.
~By Don Marquis ~


I've come up with another formulation about style: that it's essentially a manifestation of a certain habitual set of limitations. It's what a composer does NOT do that defines a style.
~By James Tenney ~


It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit.
~By Janet Napolitano ~


We are on Sunday night because that is where they put us 30-odd years ago. I think we became a habit.
~By Morley Safer ~


I do have odd habits. I check under my bed every night for the bogeyman. That's just a little thing, though.
~By Tori Spelling ~


The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
~By Satyajit Ray ~


We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.
~By Audre Lorde ~


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 ~


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


Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
~By John Dryden ~


Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
~By Henry Van Dyke ~


Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
~By Norman Cousins ~


The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area. And so it went with many country towns around Australia.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable.
~By Loretta Young ~


It is vital that we provide North Dakota's children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are developing good eating habits for their future.
~By Kent Conrad ~


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 ~


Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. ~


The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit.
~By Robert Crippen ~


The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them.
~By Bjorn Ulvaeus ~


Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state.
~By Alcee Hastings ~


Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive.
~By Catherine Helen Spence ~


Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.
~By Bhumibol Adulyadej ~


A quality is something capable of being completely embodied. A law never can be embodied in its character as a law except by determining a habit. A quality is how something may or might have been. A law is how an endless future must continue to be.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.
~By Jessamyn West ~


Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
~By Ernest Dimnet ~


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 ~


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 ~


Habit is a great deadener.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


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 ~


As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its inhabitants become more and more modified, and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards an abyss where life is either extinguished , or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
~By Edward Forbes ~


Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
~By Aristotle ~


The only way people are going to change their car buying habits, and the only way government will get behind alternatively fueled vehicles, is if gasoline prices continue to go up.
~By Alexandra Paul ~


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 ~


The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment.
~By G. Stanley Hall ~


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


Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
~By Agatha Christie ~


Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural.
~By Sallust ~


Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


When I came there I found all my family gone, for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place, which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants, which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place.
~By Christopher Gist ~


A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century.
~By Bram Stoker ~


People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.
~By Graham Greene ~


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 ~


It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.
~By Woody Guthrie ~


Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
~By George Washington Carver ~


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 ~


In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


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


You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at a question and the question would disappear.
~By Wilbur Mills ~


Like, they know that I have a habit of rubbing my earlobes, I've been doing it since I was two.
~By Balthazar Getty ~


I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it.
~By Fred Frith ~


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 ~


Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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 ~


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


There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
~By Kenneth H. Cooper ~


The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.
~By William James ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex.
~By Marilu Henner ~


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


Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


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


China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females.
~By Ezra Cornell ~


I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
~By Vaclav Havel ~


I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.
~By Steve Irwin ~


One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife.
~By Robert T. Bakker ~


No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.
~By Jacques Yves Cousteau ~


One likes to think that one anticipates changes in the spaces we inhabit, and our ideas about space.
~By Jasper Johns ~


If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
~By James A. Michener ~


It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
~By Barack Obama ~


Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
~By William Hazlitt ~


Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.
~By George Gurdjieff ~


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 ~


You've got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven.
~By Dennis Miller ~


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


It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.
~By Elihu Root ~


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 ~


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 ~

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