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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

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

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

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

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

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

Winning is a habit.
Leo Durocher

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

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

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them (L'habit vert)
Marquis De Flers

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

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

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

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

A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.
Jenny Craig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I still feel pangs of remorse over an insidious habit I've had since I was a teenager. About three times a week, I attend estate auctions and make insulting, low-ball bids for prized heirlooms until I'm asked to leave.
Dennis Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
Warren Buffett

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

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

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

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



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