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Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov

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.
Mickey Mantle

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
Barbara Tuchman

Laws are never as effective as habits.
Adlai E Stevenson

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

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

Cocaine isn't habit forming. I should know - I've been using it for years.
Tallulah Bankhead

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

The country habit has me by the heart, For he's bewitched for ever who has seen, Not with his eyes but with his vision, Spring Flow down the woods and stipple leaves with sun.
Victoria (Vita) Sackville-West

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

Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits. [and just hope that those strategies don't fluctuate with time else you have unwanted habits]
Charles Givens

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

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

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

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

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

Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
Mahatma Gandhi

A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits
Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats.
Douglas Busch

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
Agatha Christie

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Andre Maurois

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards

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

Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot-binding.
Dean Acheson

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

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese
Charles De Gaulle

It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.
Tennessee Williams

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Hans Bethe

Winning is a habit.
Leo Durocher

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

It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
Evelyn Waugh

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

Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them either. They keep you.
Frank Crane

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

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

Australia don't look at it like that. They make winning a good habit in both forms of the game and that's why they've won the last two World Cups and been world champions at Test cricket for the last decade or more
Geoff Boycott

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
Jack Nicklaus

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

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

Because psychologists have been able to discover, exactly as in a slow-motion picture, the way the human creature acquires knowledge and habits, the normal child has been vastly helped by what the retarded have taught us.
Pearl Buck

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

This is about shifting habits and attitudes and asking people to take responsibility for what is in their coffee cup. The bottom line is that if farmers donít get a fair price for their coffee they will starve.
Claire Goose

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

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



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