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No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human beast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed.
Sigmund Freud

My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.
Billy Boyd

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

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

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

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

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

Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.
Dave Barry

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

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

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

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

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
Fedor Dostoevsky

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.
Thomas Carlyle

It's still fun to inhabit different characters and play different things, so it's all in that panoply of acting.
Don Cheadle

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

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

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.
Jeremy Bentham

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

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

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

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

Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realise the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education.
B C Forbes

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

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.
Aristotle

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

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

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Vincent T Lombardi

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

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

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

On Thursday [when the game of croquet took place] the deputy prime minister was not standing in for the prime minister.

He stands in for him only when he goes on holiday. He went on holiday on Saturday.

This was an away-day for the deputy prime minister's staff, who've had a change of responsibilities [on John Prescott's scandalous playing habits... on the croquet lawn]
Paul Clark

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
Gail Sheehy

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

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

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

Here is the piece. If you can't say fornicate can you say copulate or if not that can you say co-habit? If not that would have to say consummate I suppose. Use your own good taste and judgment.
Ernest Hemingway

Pornography is the quadraphonics of sex. It adds a third and fourth track to the sexual act. It is the hallucination of detail that rules. Science has already habituated us to this microscopics, this excess of the real in its microscopic detail, this voyeurism of exactitude.
Jean Baudrillard

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

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

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

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

Winning is a habit.
Leo Durocher

Winners are those people who make a habit of doing the things losers are uncomfortable doing.
Ed Foreman

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

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

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

In the past few years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
Dwight Yoakam

This England side [2004-5] have a different feel to them. They have a bit of a winning habit and winning culture which they haven't had for a while.
Ricky Ponting



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