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  Quality is not an act, it is a habit.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Habit is the nursery of errors.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. Extract from 'Memories of childhood and youth.'  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  A very slight change in our habits is sufficient to destroy our sense of our daily reality, and the reality of the world about us; the moment we pass out of our habits we lose all sense of permanency and routine  
 -  George Moore
  

  It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.  
 -  Jawaharlal Nehru
  

  Habit is everything, even in love.  
 -  Vauvenargues Marquis De
  

  Habit is a great deadener.  
 -  Samuel Beckett
  

  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.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  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
  

  Habit is a shackle for the free.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character...  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way  
 -  Rollo May
  

  Habit is the deepest law of human nature  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  I remember when staying up until midnight was hard to do, now it's a bad habit.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

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

  A man may have no bad habits and have worse  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves  
 -  Horace Bushnell
  

  The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.  
 -  Henry Moore
  

  If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.  
 -  Andre Maurois
  

  I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  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
  

  A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.  
 -  Richard Whately
  

  Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.  
 -  Holbrook Jackson
  

  Character is long-standing habit.  
 -  Plutarch
  

  Happiness is a habit - cultivate it.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.  
 -  Therese Fowler
  

  Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty  
 -  Jean De La Bruyere
  

  A man who can't bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.  
 -  Stephen King
  

  Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.  
 -  W. C. Fields
  

  Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.  
 -  Edward Everett Hale
  

  School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned. I teach school and win awards doing it. I should know.  
 -  John Taylor Gatto
  

  This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Quality is not an act, it is a habit.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  I'm very much a creature of habit.  
 -  Eminem
  

  Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.  
 -  Robert Baden-Powell
  

  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 Dostoevsky
  

  I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  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
  

  I had never done any theater in high school, which actually worked to my benefit. I didn't develop any bad habits.  
 -  David James Elliott
  

  Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.  
 -  Kim Edwards
  

  Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Even though disciplined sleeping habits and the adrenalin of live radio ensures that we are very awake while on duty, there is evidence of a phenomenon called circadian desynchronosis which causes one's brain to function slowly at those times of day when it thinks it should be asleep, regardless how wide awake the body is.  
 -  Evan Davis
  

  We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  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
  

  Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

  The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Writing stories is the habit of lying put to good use.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.  
 -  Rene Descartes
  

  Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.  
 -  Clarence Darrow
  

  Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst man good throughout.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.  
 -  Howard Aiken
  

  Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can; and conquered they must be, or neither wisdom nor happiness can be attained: but those who are not yet subject to their influence may, by timely caution, preserve their freedom;  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  Habit is thus the enormous flywheel 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
  

  A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.  
 -  Socrates
  

  It is possible that a man could live twice as long if he didn't spend the first half of his life acquiring habits that shortens the other half  
 -  Socrates
  

  My worst habit? Overthinking. Creating the worse scenarios in my mind and replaying bad memories.  
 -  Unknown
  

  As to diseases, make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny.  
 -  Henry Hancock
  

  Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.  
 -  Shaquille ONeal
  

  Successful people are successful because they form the habits of doing those things that failures don't like to do.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Good habits are the basic tools that will determine whether you are a tortoise or hare in life!  
 -  Lucas Remmerswaal
  

  Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits  
 -  Robert Puller
  

  Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.  
 -  Proverb
  

  Good habits result from resisting temptation  
 -  Proverb
  

  Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.  
 -  Latin proverb