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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Habit (92 Quotations)

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Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
~ Mortimer J. Adler

 

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

 

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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
~ Aristotle

 

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Habit is ten times nature.
~ Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

 

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Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
~ St. Augustine

 

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

 

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The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.
~ Maria De Beausacq

 

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Habit is a great deadener.
~ Samuel Beckett

 

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Habits... the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction. You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way -- by finding that it is a means of satisfaction.
~ Juliene Berk

 

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Habit is a shackle for the free.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Never permit failure to become a habit.
~ William Frederick Book

 

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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
~ Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

 

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Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.
~ Horace Bushnell

 

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Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
~ Dale Carnegie

 

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Certes, they been lye to hounds, for an hound when he cometh by the roses, or by other bushes, though he may nat pisse, yet wole he heve up his leg and make a countenance to pisse.
~ Geoffrey Chaucer

 

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

 

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Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
~ E. M. Cioran

 

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The more deeply the path is etched, the more it is used, and the more it is used, the more deeply it etched.
~ Jo Coudert

 

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Make good habits and they will make you.
~ Parks Cousins

 

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