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

I'm dead annoyed that I'm finding it so difficult to stop. But I am getting there [on kicking smoking habit]
Kerry Katona

A nail is driven out by another nail, habit is overcome by habit
Gerard Didier Erasmus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
Holbrook Jackson

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

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

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

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

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
William James

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

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

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

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

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
Norman Mailer

It's a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up. - 'The Hungarian Horntail,' Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter

Winning is a habit.
Leo Durocher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It has a lot of sentimental value and I would love to keep it after the run is over [on her nun's habit she wears in the sound of music]
Connie Fisher

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

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

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

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

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

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

Divorce is born of perverted morals and leads to vicious habits.
Pope Leo XIII

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

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

My problem is reconciling my gross habits with my net income
Errol Flynn

The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.
Grenville Kleiser

I'm not saying that someone like chunky Charlotte Church is a good role model either, because she isn't. She promotes bad eating habits.
Peaches Geldof



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