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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laws are never as effective as habits.
Adlai E Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
Henry Miller

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

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

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

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid

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

My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.
Billy Boyd

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

The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.
Grenville Kleiser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
W Somerset Maugham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the past few years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
Dwight Yoakam

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



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