Habits Quotes

Paxton hood - be as careful of the books you read, as of the...
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Lydia Sigourney

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
Dr. Rob Gilbert
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
Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
W. R. Inge
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time...
Charles Dickens

Chinese prove - habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last....
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
Errol Flynn
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
W. Somerset Maugham
Good habits result from resisting temptation.
Ancient Prove
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
Holbrook Jackson
Thoughts lead on to purposes purposes go forth in action actions form habits habits decide character and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein
A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1978
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Paxton Hood
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
Thomas Troward
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.
Author Unknown
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident - - The luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.
Edward C. Banfield
By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon
Advertising is the most potent influence in adapting and changing the habits and modes of life affecting what we eat, what we wear, and the work and play of a whole nation.
Calvin Coolidge
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
Stephen Covey
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
Things happen according to the ordinary course of nature and the ordinary habits of life.
California Civil Code, "Maxims of Jurisprudence".
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.
Richard Whately
Where can I find a man governed by reason instead of habits and urges.
Kahlil Gibran
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
Agatha Christie
In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
W. Somerset Maugham
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
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Benjamin Franklin
Watch your thoughts they become words. Watch your words they become actions. Watch your actions they become habits. Watch your habits they become character. Watch your character it becomes your destiny.
Patrick Overton
I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.
William Shakespeare
Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.
Henri de Montherlant
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
Charles Robert Darwin
A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.
Anonymous
A large part of virtue consists in good habits.
William Paley
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
John Dryden