Habit Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking
Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

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

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

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

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.
Thomas Carlyle

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

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid

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

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

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laws are never as effective as habits.
Adlai E Stevenson

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

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

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

Winning is a habit.
Leo Durocher

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

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

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

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

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

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



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