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Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
Rene Descartes

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
Andre Maurois

I've got this habit of mooning...I was cautioned for mooning in Ireland.
Lisa Scott Lee

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid

I am about to write a very curious history, as the reader will agree with me when he has read this book. We have more than one narrative of people being cast away upon desolate islands, and being left to their own resources, and no works are perhaps read with more interest; but I believe I am the first instance of a boy being left alone upon an uninhabited island. Such was, however, the case; and now I shall tell my own story
Frederick Marryat

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

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
Barbra Streisand

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

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.
Hannah More

The habit of calling a finished product a Design is convenient but wrong. Design is what you do, not what you've done.
Bruce Archer

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
William James

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

I am not a politician, and my other habits are good.
Charles Farrar Browne

He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognize me by my face.
Anthony Trollope

The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
Henry Moore

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
Walter Bagehot

One has to be wary of the fact that memories have a habit of warping themselves into what you want them to be.
David Gerrold

Youth changes its tastes by the warmth of its blood; age retains its tastes by habit
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past.
Matt Blunt

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

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits
Robert Hall

Literature is a defense against the attacks of life. It says to life: 'You can't deceive me. I know your habits, foresee and enjoy watching all your reactions, and steal your secret by involving you in cunning obstructions that halt your normal flow.'
Cesare Pavese

"He was a sex junkie with an insatiable habit."
Gay Talese

I don't think I'm an obsessive dieter, but I do maintain good eating habits that are as much as part of me as brushing my teeth in the morning.
Raquel Darrian

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves
Claude Arien Helvetius

Philosophy is the replacement of category-habits by category-disciplines.
Gilbert Ryle

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vincent T Lombardi

Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them. (The Habit of Loving)
Doris Lessing

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.
Tacitus

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
Edward Bernays

I never criticise referees and I'm not going to change a habit for that prat.
Ron Atkinson

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.
Thomas Carlyle

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.
Vaclav Havel

Salamander: Originally a reptile inhabiting fire; later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water.
Ambrose Bierce

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

A large part of Christian virtue consists in right habits.
William Paley

Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. (Attributed)
Charles Reade

Men disgust me if they don't have a nice smile, nice lips and nice teeth. They have too many disgusting habits, like scratching themselves all the time.
Jennifer Lopez

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.
Edith Wharton

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon

And .I never said I disliked Paul's playing; I just disliked Paul as a young man that had some crazy habits.
Dave Brubeck

Small habits, well pursued betimes, May reach the dignity of crimes (Florio)
Hannah More

Laws are never as effective as habits.
Adlai E Stevenson

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
Plutarch

'I just have no more bad habits to give up.'
Gwyneth Paltrow

It is curious how tyrannical the habit of reasoning is
James Russell Lowell

My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.
Billy Boyd

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

I guess it's better than having a crack habit - on having an internet addiction!
Mark Hamilton



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