Quotation Explorer - 'Habits'

A large part of virtue consists in good habits. - William Paley
When words have vanished, when daily habits have extinguished emotional exchange, only killing silence remains and indifference takes over. ( "Words had disappeared" ) - Erik Pevernagie
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. - Unknown
Great habits improve performance and brings great success. - Debasish Mridha
We follow the ways of wolves, the habits of tigers: or, rather we are worse than they. To them nature has assigned that they should be thus fed, while God has honoured us with rational speech and a sense of equity. And yet we are become worse than the wild beast. - John Chrysostom
Make your habits your beloved home. - Debasish Mridha
#3546. Things happen according to the ordinary course of nature and the ordinary habits of life.
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. - W. Somerset Maugham
A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats. - Anonymous
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
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
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.
Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. - Edith Wharton
All the habits of Man are evil. And above all, no animal must ever tyrannise over his own kind. Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal. - George Orwell
Rich in Happiness is about choosing new perspectives, new habits, and a new emotional future. - Alex J Kim
Chronic problems tend to come from chronic habits. - Clifford Cohen
Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. - Og Mandino
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. - Edward Gibbon
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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
Wounded parents often unintentionally inflict pain and suffering on their children and these childhood wounds causes a laundry list of maladaptive behaviors commonly called codependency. These habits restrict people to love-limiting relationships causing much unhappiness and distress. - David W. Earle
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. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. - Ralph W. Sockman
Bad habits are like comfort zones; easier to get into, but harder to get out of. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Many of the habits of dysfunctional families use are not from the lack of love but are the result of fear. Knowing the love-limiting habits and behaviors of dysfunctional families is a wonderful beginning to lower the fear, allowing us to be real, allowing us all to learn how to love better. - David W. Earle
Positive results will come when you start to replace your negative thoughts and habits with positive ones. - Robert Tew
Your little choices become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life. - Elizabeth George
Saints cannot exist without a community, as they require, like all of us, nurturance by a people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God. - Stanley Hauerwas
Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last. - Chinese Proverb
Change comes by substituting good habits for less desirable ones. You mold your character and future by good thoughts and acts. - Spencer W. Kimball
It is one thing to know about your dysfunctional habits but quite another to change them. - David W. Earle
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Knowledge is learning something new everyday. Wisdom is letting go of some bad habits everyday. - Farshad Asl
A dream becomes a reality as a result of your actions, and your actions are controlled, to a large extent, by your habits. - John C. Maxwell
Unexamined thoughts, habits or action may offer some deceptive gain or pleasure but eventually it takes away something most valuable from our life ,which we have ever wished for. - Aditya Ajmera
Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.
Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart. - Confucius
Habits are like supervisors that you don't notice. - Hannes Messemer
The unfortunate thing about this word is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
We first make our habits, then our habits make us. - John Dryden
its not about their good or bad habits, its about which one you inculcate - Hrishikesh J C
Eventually your little choices are going to become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life. - Jim George
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.
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. - Mahatma Gandhi
The power of habits is the stepping stone on the stairs of life. - Debasish Mridha
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends. - Jean Cocteau
Habits are familiar and comfortable, putting our reactions on autopilot and often leading us, instead, to great discomfort. - Charles F. Glassman
Laziness is the mother of all bad habits, but ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her - Shikamaru Nara
The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones. - Peter McWilliams
That was when it became abundantly clear to me that simply eating in a way that avoided hurting others was never going to be enough if my eating habits were still hurting me. - Jasmin Singer
Everything big, once started little. Use self-control to become an excellent person at what you want. Discipline yourself. Work to build excellent habits. Develop excellent skills and abilities. Doing this over time, insures you will grow at what you want for top success. - Mark F. LaMoure
We are the custodians of our bodies. We must take action to employ healthy lifestyle habits to prevent, reduce, and/or manage disease and illness. - Bridgette L. Collins
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.
The wisest use of these skills is to develop habits, lives, and loves, not to use them just occasionally in single interactions. - Ron McMillan
A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits. - Robert A. Heinlein
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
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. - Herman Melville
Our actions, habits, character, and future are most definitely affected by our thoughts. - Elizabeth George
Nothing is more to mastery than practice and skills. Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily is better than practicing once a week for three hours. And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement, you must create those habits. - George Spafford
The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties. - Abigail Adams
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed. - Herman Melville
Losing will not always amount to a loss, sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things. - Gugu Mona
Every day you make certain decisions and take specific actions that come about as a result of how you think, feel and the habits you tend to indulge - Derric Yuh Ndim
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands. - Oscar Wilde
Bad habits have brought me this far: why change such a tried-and-true formula? - Christopher Hitchens
Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. - Evan Esar
We despair of changing the habits of men, still we would alter institutions, the habits of millions of men. - George Iles
Zoo: An excellent lace to study the habits of human beings - Evan Esar
To modernize their sleeping habits, [Peter the Great] declared, 'Ladies and gentlemen of the court caught sleeping with their boots on will be instantly decapitated. - Bob Massie
The best gifts anyone can give to themselves are good health habits. - Ellen J. Barrier
(A middle-class child's) parents didn't just give him money. They passed down habits, knowledge, and cognitive traits. - David Brooks
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. - Benjamin Franklin
The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy. - George W. Bush
Habits are good if you have the habit of the best. - Amit Kalantri
Great habits sharpen our thoughts and make us great. - Debasish Mridha
A poet that reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. - Aristotle
No one in this world can change your habits, but only you can..... so, MOst powerfull person of this world is you..!..........keep that in your mind! - M Fazan Hafeez
Emotions manipulates the man more than habits do. - Amit Kalantri
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
When i was a child, i liked tasting any candy i happened to see, but as i grew older, i realized those are a great meal to the worms in my innards. Will you shun old habits or nay? That's the question. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Bad habits are like having a sumo wrestler in the back of your canoe rowing the opposite direction. - J. Loren Norris
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. - Unknown
Good spiritual habits and routines turn into better lives. - Amanda Penland
Our habits are our friends. Even our bad habits." -- Diary of a Country Priest - Georges Bernanos
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. - Agatha Christie
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.
We make time for what we truly value. We build habits and routines around the things that really matter to us. This is an important principle to understand as we seek to build our lives around the gospel. Do you want a cross centered life? A cross centered life is made up of cross centered days. - C.J. Mahaney
My life - my personality, my habits, even my speech - is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind - Andy Andrews
Needless to say, food is used to constrain as well as to unify the members of many faiths. Most religions meddle in the day-to-day culinary habits of their adherents. - Michael Krondl
Daughter follows mother in actions and habits and some times also follows her granny. - Tayyab Nawaz Sulehri
I don't like good habits. They strike me as being so easily broken. - Linnea Gelland
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. - Errol Flynn
Home is where my habits have a habitat - Fiona Apple
Good habits result from resisting temptation. - Ancient Proverb
If all of our sins, bad habits, and poor choices were permanently inked into our skin like tattoos, we would all dress quite modestly. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't be handcuffed by bad habits when you hold the key to unlock the greatness inside of you. - Rob Liano
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 the latter. - Paxton Hood
When people become prisoners of daily habits and happen to be hostages of choices, which they made in the past, but which they finally do not actually want, they experience the need to abandon their corporeal prison at a certain time in life. ( "Corporeal prison" ) - Erik Pevernagie
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