Quotation Explorer - 'Habits'

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
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
Bad habits are like comfort zones; easier to get into, but harder to get out of. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
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
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
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
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
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
Our habits are our friends. Even our bad habits." -- Diary of a Country Priest - Georges Bernanos
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
Great habits improve performance and brings great success. - Debasish Mridha
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
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
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
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. - Errol Flynn
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.
When words have vanished, when daily habits have extinguished emotional exchange, only killing silence remains and indifference takes over. ( "Words had disappeared" ) - Erik Pevernagie
The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties. - Abigail Adams
It is one thing to know about your dysfunctional habits but quite another to change them. - David W. Earle
(A middle-class child's) parents didn't just give him money. They passed down habits, knowledge, and cognitive traits. - David Brooks
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. - W. Somerset Maugham
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
Positive results will come when you start to replace your negative thoughts and habits with positive ones. - Robert Tew
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
The best gifts anyone can give to themselves are good health habits. - Ellen J. Barrier
Make your habits your beloved home. - Debasish Mridha
Great habits sharpen our thoughts and make us great. - Debasish Mridha
A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats. - Anonymous
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
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
We despair of changing the habits of men, still we would alter institutions, the habits of millions of men. - George Iles
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
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
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
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
Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. - Og Mandino
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
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.
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
Our actions, habits, character, and future are most definitely affected by our thoughts. - Elizabeth George
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
We first make our habits, then our habits make us. - John Dryden
Eventually your little choices are going to become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life. - Jim George
A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits. - Robert A. Heinlein
Daughter follows mother in actions and habits and some times also follows her granny. - Tayyab Nawaz Sulehri
Home is where my habits have a habitat - Fiona Apple
Bad habits have brought me this far: why change such a tried-and-true formula? - Christopher Hitchens
Good spiritual habits and routines turn into better lives. - Amanda Penland
Good habits result from resisting temptation. - Ancient Proverb
Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last. - Chinese Proverb
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.
#3546. Things happen according to the ordinary course of nature and the ordinary habits of life.
Zoo: An excellent lace to study the habits of human beings - Evan Esar
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
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
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
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
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
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
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
Emotions manipulates the man more than habits do. - Amit Kalantri
Knowledge is learning something new everyday. Wisdom is letting go of some bad habits everyday. - Farshad Asl
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
Rich in Happiness is about choosing new perspectives, new habits, and a new emotional future. - Alex J Kim
Bad habits are like having a sumo wrestler in the back of your canoe rowing the opposite direction. - J. Loren Norris
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
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.
A poet that reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
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
Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. - Evan Esar
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
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
its not about their good or bad habits, its about which one you inculcate - Hrishikesh J C
The power of habits is the stepping stone on the stairs of life. - Debasish Mridha
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
Habits are good if you have the habit of the best. - Amit Kalantri
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
Laziness is the mother of all bad habits, but ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her - Shikamaru Nara
The wisest use of these skills is to develop habits, lives, and loves, not to use them just occasionally in single interactions. - Ron McMillan
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
A large part of virtue consists in good habits. - William Paley
Habits are like supervisors that you don't notice. - Hannes Messemer
Chronic problems tend to come from chronic habits. - Clifford Cohen
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. - Edward Gibbon
I don't like good habits. They strike me as being so easily broken. - Linnea Gelland
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. - Aristotle
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.
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
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
The unfortunate thing about this word is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
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
Your little choices become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life. - Elizabeth George
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
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. - Agatha Christie
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. - Unknown
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
Change comes by substituting good habits for less desirable ones. You mold your character and future by good thoughts and acts. - Spencer W. Kimball
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