Habit Quotes

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

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

With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.
Anthony Storr

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

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

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

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

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

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.
Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
Barbara Tuchman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't think I'm an obsessive dieter, but I do maintain good eating habits that are as much as part of me as brushing my teeth in the morning.
Raquel Darrian



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