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A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
~ Desiderius Erasmus | ( Dutch humanist and theologian. ) | 1466-1536 | Habits
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Habits
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
~ Dale Carnegie | ( American writer. ) | 1888-1955 | Habits
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Habits
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
~ Horace Mann | ( U.S. educator. ) | 1796-1859 | Habits
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Habit is a great deadener.
~ Samuel Beckett | (Irish writer, dramatist and poet, ) | 1906-1989 | Habits
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Habits
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Habit is a shackle for the free.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Habits
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
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 | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Habits
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Habit is second nature.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Habits
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Habit is stronger than reason.
~ George Santayana | ( American philosopher and poet. ) | 1863-1952 | Habits
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
Habit is the second nature which destroys the first.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Habits
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel 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 | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Habits
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
~ Saint Augustine | ( Theologian and Latin philosopher. ) | 354-430 | Habits
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Habits change into character.
~ Ovid | ( Roman poet. ) | BC 43-AD 18 | Habits
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
How use doth breed a habit in man!
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Habits
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
~ Horace Mann | ( U.S. educator. ) | 1796-1859 | Habits
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Habits
quotes Division : Critics   
     
In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
~ Alfred North Whitehead | ( English mathematician. ) | 1861-1947 | Habits
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Habits
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Habits
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
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 | ( Russian writer of novels. ) | 1821-1881 | Habits
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. What he at first chooses, at last compels.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Habits
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Habits
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
~ John Locke | ( English philosopher. ) | 1632-1704 | Habits
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
~ Virginia Woolf | ( British novelist and essayist. ) | 1882-1941 | Habits
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably thought and act.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Habits
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
The chains of habit are generally too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Habits
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a years.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Habits
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Habits
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
~ W. Somerset Maugham | (British novelist and playwright. ) | 1874-1965 | Habits
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people...
~ Jean Giraudoux | (French novelist, essayist, and playwright. ) | 1882-1944 | Habits
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
~ Emil Cioran | (Romanian philosopher and essayist. ) | 1911-1995 | Habits
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
To stop smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know; I've done it a thousand times.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Habits
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Habits
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Habits
quotes Division : Critics   
     
We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can...in the acquisition of a new habit, we must take car to launch ourselves with as strong and decided initiative as possible. Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Habits
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible.
~ Eric Hoffer | ( American philosopher and author. ) | 1902-1983 | Habits
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Habits
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     

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