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Quotations on Habit

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Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

~ Saint Augustine

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

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.

~ Elbert Hubbard

The fixity of habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.

~ Marcel Proust

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

~ Aldous Huxley

Curious things, habits. People themselves never know they have them.

~ Agatha Christie

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

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

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

~ Samuel Johnson

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.

~ James Arthur Baldwin

Good habits result from resisting temptation.

~ Proverbs

- Ancient Proverb


Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

~ Henry Adams

Sow an act and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.

~ Charles Reade

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

~ Hosea Ballou

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

~ Horace Mann

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