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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.
Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A large part of Christian virtue consists in right habits.
William Paley

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

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

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

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

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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

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

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
Andre Maurois

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

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid

Paul Jewell's sides are always hard to break down, although Manchester United have a habit of breaking his sides down pretty easily [hmm... what an insightful quote!]
Charlie Nicholas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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