Habit Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia don't look at it like that. They make winning a good habit in both forms of the game and that's why they've won the last two World Cups and been world champions at Test cricket for the last decade or more
Geoff Boycott

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

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

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.
Thomas Carlyle

He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognize me by my face.
Anthony Trollope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.
Tennessee Williams

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

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
Plutarch

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
Hosea Ballou

My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.
Billy Boyd

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.
Anthony Trollope

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

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

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

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

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

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



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