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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Habits:

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

Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.
~ Yiddish Proverb.

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes, The Gay Science.

Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all.
~ Georges Gurdjieff.

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

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

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.
~ Horace Mann.

Habit is a man's sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.
~ Goethe.

Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
~ Marcel Proust.

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
~ Mark Twain Quotes.

Habit is thus the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.
~ William James, The Principles of Psychology.

Habit with him was all the test of truth;
It must be right: I've done it from my youth.
~ George Crabbe, The Borough.

Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
~ Spanish Proverb.

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.

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes.

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees -
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
~ John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, 1681.

In any family, measles are less contagious than bad habits.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
~ Jim Ryun.

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
~ Confucius Quotes, Analects.

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
~ Mark Twain Quotes, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1894.

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.
~ Leo Aikman.

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
~ Samuel Johnson Quotes.

The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.
~ Eng's Principle.

The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.
~ Doug Henning.

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
~ Feodor Dostoevski.

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