Quotes and Sayings about Habit



"It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there was a time when sentiments now become habitual, sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct, but the original metaphysic of living, were by no means altogether habitual."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Time, Living, Now)

"They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Habit, Leaders)

"Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit."
- Henry Adams
(Related: Life, Habit, Chaos, Order)

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Life, Habit, Chaos, Order)

"The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Ability, Actions, Country, Present)

"The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it."
- Leo Aikman
(Related: Habit)

"The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Successful, Country, Example, Military, Mission, Training, Will, Zone)

"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."
- James Allen
(Related: Character, Habit, Destiny, Harvest, Law)

"We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Americans, Habits, Manners)

"Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

"There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Age, Men)

"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
(Related: Habit, Deep, Needs, Reading)

"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."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Habit)

"Quality is not an act, it is a habit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Quality, Habit, Act)

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Habit, Act, Excellence)

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Habit, Virtue, Act, Excellence, Training)

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference."
- Aristotle
(Related: Difference, Habits, Youth)

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Love, Soul)

"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
(Related: Habit, Excellence, Result)

"I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Birds, English, Habits, Living, Man)

"I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Birds, Day, Habits, Listening, Songs)

"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Soul, Character, Thoughts, Mind, Will)

"There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Life, Habit, Will)

"Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Habits, Punishment)

"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
(Related: People, Habit, Speech)

"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
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

"The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury."
- Ray Stannard Baker
"One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: African, Danger, Wildlife)

"When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Habit, Living, Quotation)

"The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Life, Soul, Habits)

"The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Genius, Action, Man, Mind)

"A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression."
- Joel Barlow
(Related: Men, Power, Cause, Oppression)

"We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

"Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Love, Habit)

"Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen; but birds are not numerous in desart forests; they draw near to the habitations of men, as I have constantly observed in all my travels."
- William Bartram
(Related: Men, Birds, Turkeys)

"There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Happiness)

"My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid. I've developed the habit of mentally listing things that make me optimistic about the future. I do it every day."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Nature, Habit, Day, Future)

"Habit is a great deadener."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Habit)

"Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Reality)

"Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you "don't have the time"."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Time, Excuses, Habits)

"The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Time, Day, Earth, Hell, Living, Will)

"There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Habits)

"When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own."
- John Berger
(Related: Voice, Will)

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society."
- Edward Bernays
(Related: Society, Habits, Manipulation, Opinions)

"Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Growth, Habits, Play)

"We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Experience, Habit, Attention, Road, Walking)

"For me, habit is just a synonym for death."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Death, Habit)

"Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Food, Health, Home, Children, Commitment, Community, Eating, Habits, School)

"Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

"Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked."
- Gary Ryan Blair
"I don't have any bad habbits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me."
- Eubie Blake
(Related: People, Habits, Right)

"The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Habits, Past, Present)

"Never permit failure to become a habit."
- William Frederick Book
(Related: Failure, Habit)

"My worst habit is whistling while I sleep."
- Billy Boyd
(Related: Habit, Sleep)

"Professors simply can't discuss a thing. Habit compels them to deliver a lecture."
- Hal Boyle
(Related: Habit)

"Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Nature, Habit, May, Popular, Sense)

"When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy. There had never before been any star in that place in the sky."
- Tycho Brahe
(Related: Habit, Sky, Stars)

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

"Architecture is inhabited sculpture."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Architecture, Sculpture)

"Old habits are strong and jealous."
- Dorothea Brande
(Related: Habits, Old)

"The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal."
- David Brin
(Related: History, Mistake, Habit, First)

"I'm not a politician and my other habits are good."
- Charles Farrar Browne
(Related: Habits)

"I am not a politician, and my other habits air good."
- Charles Farrar Browne
(Related: Habits)

"A ghost is someone who hasn't made it - in other words, who died, and they don't know they're dead. So they keep walking around and thinking that you're inhabiting their - let's say, their domain. So they're aggravated with you."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: Thinking, Walking, Words)

"Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Habits, Novelty)

"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."
- Buddha
(Related: People, Habit, Doubt, Nothing, Poison)

"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."
- Eustace Budgell
(Related: Friendship, Happiness)

"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Habit, Light)

"It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Power, Being, Land, Neighbors, Right, Yield)

"The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Habit, Mind, Unconscious)

"These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: People, Being, Cunning, Intellect, Quick, Understanding)

"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
(Related: Death, Habit, Body, Living, Race, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Habit, Energy, Feeling, Present, Waste)

"For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Happiness, Life, Survival, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Spiritual)

"The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Health, History, Control, Awareness, Destiny, First, Habits)

"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: People, Habit, Excuses)

"The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last Letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent."
- George Catlin
"It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: People, Actors, Habits, Wrong)

"People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: People, Habit, Sun, Wonder, Worry)

"I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Habits, Meaning, Words)

"Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Love, Habit, Acting, Effort, Smoking)

"What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully."
- Victor Cherbuliez
(Related: Love, Habit, Detail, Foresight, Luck, Mind, Vanity)

"We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: War, Beetles, Example, Will, World)

"Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: People, Habits)

"Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

"Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Love, Dependence, Excitement, Old, Word)

"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."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Character, Circumstances, Habits, Heredity, Race)

"Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Marriage)

"Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Habit, Virtue, Mind, Moderation, Reason)

"Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Habit, Fatigue, Pain, Wounds)

"To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Habit, Despair)

"We inhabit a language rather than a country."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Country, Language)

"One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Country, Language)

"Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Habit, Negative, First, Freedom, Mind, Needs)

"A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Habit, Thinking)

"Habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Habit, Thinking)

"The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Society, Habit, Danger, Testing, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Dream, Friends, Habits, Nothing, Regret, Strangers, Surprises)

"True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Habit, Realism)

"If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Feelings, Heart, Thoughts, Animals, Consciousness, May, Mind, Project, Temptation, Writing)

"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Poetry, Habit, Reward, Wishing)

"Your real self - the "I am I" - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Power, Land, Self)

"And I think of that again as I've written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that - you know, I come from a generation that wasn't - didn't have a lot of food."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Beauty, Food, Health, Books, Eating, Habits)

"After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: People, Doubt, Terror)

"It is vital that we provide North Dakota's children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are developing good eating habits for their future."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Children, Eating, Future, Habits, Sound)

"Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Men, Habit, Man)

"If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Success, Habit)

"Even the most fickle are faithful to a few bad habits."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Habits)

"I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Habit, Job, Pride, Satisfaction)

"There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Diet, Control, Habit, Management, Alcohol, Exercise, Smoking, Stress, Weight)

"My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Attention, Facts, Habits, Reading, School)

"My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Work, Habit, Effort, End, First, School, Students)

"There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Education, Habits, Reform)

"An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Body, Water)

"Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Effort)

"Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Habit, Crisis, Man)

"No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Land, May, Sea)

"Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Character, Habits)

"A change in bad habits leads to a change in life."
- Jenny Craig
(Related: Change, Life, Habits)

"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
(Related: Habits, Rules)

"The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Time, Being, Chance, Earth, Pleasure)

"In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Time, Contempt, Universe)

"Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Habit)

"I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Habit, Values, Actor, Being, Sound, Understanding, Want)

"Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Work, People, Habits)

"Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Habits, Man)

"War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: War, Habits, May, Mission)

"Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Flags, Flying, Houses, Man, Sheep)

"Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort."
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Life, Heart, Comfort, Kindness, Smiles)

"But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace?"
- Thomas Day
(Related: Peace, War, America, Inventions)

"Chicago is the product of modern capitalism, and, like other great commercial centers, is unfit for human habitation."
- Eugene V. Debs
(Related: Capitalism, Chicago)

"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
(Related: Habit, Common sense, World)

"Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home."
- John Dewey
(Related: Home, Nature, Mother, Man)

"Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Men, Women, Love, Day, End, Office, Passion)

"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
(Related: Time, Determination, Diligence, Habits, Order, Punctuality)

"Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Beliefs, Habits)

"Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Habit, Americans, Improvement)

"Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Education, Habit, Creation, Thinking)

"Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Sympathy, Feelings, Thoughts, Habits, Nations, Poor)

"I've been into the habit of freezing white grapes and using them as a snack. Instead of eating peanuts or popcorn or something like that or pretzels, I just eat the white grapes."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Habit, Eating)

"Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too."
- Alfred Doblin
(Related: Habit, Listening, Unhappiness, Walking)

"People habitat has to take priority over bird habitat."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: People)

"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
(Related: Life, Fact, First, Habits, Man, Nothing)

"When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Family, Society, Habit, Man, Needs)

"I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Habit)

"It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry)

"Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue."
- John Dryden
(Related: World)

"Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas."
- John Dryden
(Related: Brooks, Habits, Rivers)

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us."
- John Dryden
(Related: First, Habits)

"There's a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don't stay there too long - I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that."
- Josh Duhamel
(Related: Habits)

"Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

"Winning is a habit."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Habit, Winning)

"A city becomes a world when one loves one of it's inhabitants."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: World)

"You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Thought, Habits, Old)

"You know, I'm almost out of the habit of watching episodic television now."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Habit, Now, Television)

"I've retired so many times now it's getting to be a habit."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Habit, Now)

"As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Soul, Habit, Living, Routine, Will)

"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Habit, Being, Culture)

"The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Body, Community)

"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."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Habit, Strength, Act, First, May)

"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
(Related: Age, Habits, Man, Mind, Reading, Thinking)

"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Habits, Man, Thinking)

"Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses."
- Charles William Eliot
(Related: World)

"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
(Related: Habits, School, Theater)

"Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Faith, Moments, Vice)

"We are symbols, and inhabit symbols."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Spirit)

"Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit."
- Epictetus
(Related: Habit, Evil, Present)

"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Habit)

"Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings."
- Evan Esar
(Related: Habits, Study)

"Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour, they are a habit."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Habit)

"You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here, you have to be now, you have to be present."
- Sally Field
(Related: Behavior, Now, Present, Zone)

"I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Habit, Water, Will)

"My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income."
- Errol Flynn
(Related: Habits, Income, Lies)

"For example, in my district there are visitors from all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches, recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Example, Golf, Wildlife, World)

"As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its inhabitants become more and more modified, and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards an abyss where life is either extinguished , or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence."
- Edward Forbes
(Related: Life)

"My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time, also contributed to my social isolation."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Time, Habit, Isolation, Space)

"Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Nature, Animals, Right)

"Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that."
- Al Franken
(Related: Being, Habits, Liberal)

"Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Time, Habit)

"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Habits)

"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Habits, World, Worth)

"I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Habits, Memories, Mouse)

"Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object."
- Henry Fuseli
(Related: Nature, Idea, Perfection)

"Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Appearance, Manners, Remarkable)

"Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Life, Soul, People, Body, Nation, Spirit)

"Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Time, Habit, Caution, Country, France, Old)

"China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Country)

"Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Truth, People, Habit, Lies, Taste, Will)

"Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Habit, Liberty, Privilege)

"The question is not only what is grown but what it's used for. There's not going to be a mass transformation of dietary habits in rich countries-on the contrary, the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat."
- Susan George
(Related: People, Countries, First, Habits, Question)

"Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom."
- George III
(Related: End, Evil, Knavery, May, Will)

"Like, they know that I have a habit of rubbing my earlobes, I've been doing it since I was two."
- Balthazar Getty
(Related: Habit)

"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Habits, Learning, Thinking)

"A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?"
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friend)

"When I came there I found all my family gone, for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place, which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants, which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place."
- Christopher Gist
(Related: Family, Wife, People, Man, Old, Winter)

"Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Life, Success, Habits)

"One of the prerogatives by which man is eminently distinguished from all other living beings inhabiting this globe of earth, consists in the gift of reason."
- William Godwin
(Related: Earth, Living, Man, Reason)

"People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Men, People, Courage, Misery, Needs, Talk, Walking)

"Once you get into the habit of work, you can be more productive in the things you want to do."
- Adrian Grenier
(Related: Work, Habit, Want)

"Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Change, Progress, Habit, Machine, Result, Struggle)

"Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me."
- David Guterson
(Related: Money, Time, Thought, Habit, Being, Books, English, Thinking, Writers, Writing)

"Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow."
- Woody Guthrie
(Related: Change, Life, Habit, Day, Old, Trying)

"I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Feelings, Habit, Thoughts, Learning, Trying, Writing)

"Make it your habit not to be critical about small things."
- Edward Everett Hale
(Related: Habit)

"Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Habit, Environment, Man)

"In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Power, Attention, Habits, Lies)

"The most important thing is to preserve the world we live in. Unless people understand and learn about our world, habitats, and animals, they won't understand that if we don't protect those habitats, we'll eventually destroy ourselves."
- Jack Hanna
(Related: People, Animals, World)

"The expense of a war could be paid in time; but the expense of opium, when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Time, War, Habit, Opium, Will)

"Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Habit, Church, Freedom, Religious, Right, Separation, State)

"I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Government, Military, Words)

"Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit as your undesired behavior was before."
- Mike Hawkins
(Related: Habit, Behavior)

"It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Health, Care, Companionship, Habits, Man)

"One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it."
- Helen Hayes
(Related: Habit, Order, Talk)

"Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Habit, Swearing)

"Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Life, Being, Deception, May, Order, Succeed)

"The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Ireland, Irish, Now)

"At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Home, Attitude, Habit, Authority, Ireland)

"People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Sex, People, Habits, Hollywood, Opinions)

"Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Habit, Smoking)

"Things start out as hopes and end up as habits."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: End, Habits)

"To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves."
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius
(Related: Books, Fools, Insult, Nation, Press, Reading)

"Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: People, Alcohol, Drugs, Exercise, Habits, Living, Needs, Pain)

"The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it's become a habit."
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Habit, American, Coach, Months)

"We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Food, Sex, Romance, Habits)

"By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed."
- O. Henry
(Related: Nature, Habit, Choice)

"East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State."
- O. Henry
(Related: People, Race, State)

"I had this habit of an academic of answering the question. I should have fobbed it off."
- John Hewson
(Related: Habit, Question)

"There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor."
- Thomas W. Higginson
(Related: Humor, Defense, Fortune, Sense)

"Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Successful, Habit, Saying, Will, Word)

"Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Successful, Habit, Will)

"Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Habit, Day, Procrastination, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Habit, Actions, Man, World)

"You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Habit, Being, Now, Right, Service)

"The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones."
- Jerome Hines
(Related: Habits)

"Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity."
- Augustine of Hippo
(Related: Habit, Necessity)

"Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Habit, Harm, Help)

"Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Change, People, Habits, Invention, Television)

"Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months."
- Dee Hock
(Related: History, Country, Culture, Habits, Months, Now, Popular)

"Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Habits, Living)

"In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Love, Habit, Country, Forget, Hell)

"Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of."
- Tom Holt
(Related: Poetry, Childhood, Habits)

"The most effective step that may be taken to increase the production of these crops is to enlarge the acreage devoted to them in the regions where they are grown habitually."
- David F. Houston
(Related: May, Production)

"Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Habit)

"Habit is the nursery of errors."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Habit, Errors)

"No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Majority, Occupations, World)

"In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!"
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Habit, Perfection)

"Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Habit)

"A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Development, Habit, Chance, Man)

"You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Love, Habit)

"It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Education, Body, Habits, Machine)

"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."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Life, Habit, Performance, Connection, Consciousness, Habits)

"It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Habit, Living, Old)

"What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Act, Fish, Nothing)

"Why hast thou made me born in this country, The inhabitant of which is satisfied with being a slave?"
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Being, Country)

"Good habits are worth being fanatical about."
- John Irving
(Related: Being, Habits, Worth)

"I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Destruction, World)

"Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Habits, Will)

"It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits."
- Charles A. Jaffe
(Related: Habits)

"I got nasty habits; I take tea at three."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Habits, Tea)

"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision."
- William James
(Related: Being, Indecision, Nothing)

"The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way."
- William James
(Related: Hell, Theology, World, Wrong)

"Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings."
- William James
(Related: Life, Soul, Habit, Blame, Environment, Thinking)

"Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way."
- William James
(Related: Genius)

"Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state."
- William James
(Related: Habits, State, Walking, Will)

"Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Men, Habit, Drinking)

"We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Country, Majority, May, Nation, Right, Will)

"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Exercise, Walking)

"In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Humor, Truth, Virtue, Politeness, Want)

"In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Habits, Intellectuals, Thinking, World)

"One likes to think that one anticipates changes in the spaces we inhabit, and our ideas about space."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Ideas, Space)

"In order to change unwanted habits and actions, it is important to take the time to get to know yourself."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Order)

"Long-lasting change that will help you create new habits and actions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Help, Will)

"Your behavior is based on your beliefs, and what you do and say, over and over again, helps develop your habits."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Behavior, Beliefs, Habits)

"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Actions, Circumstances, Habits, Mind, Present, State, Want)

"The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Habit)

"Iceland, though it lies so far to the north that it is partly within the Arctic Circle, is, like Norway, Scotland, and Ireland, affected by the Gulf Stream, so that considerable portions of it are quite habitable."
- Harry Johnston
(Related: Ireland, Lies, Scotland)

"It's great to see that celebrities can be just like us - that they too have their highs and lows, that they don't always wake up looking their best, that they have bad habits and annoying traits."
- Shirley Jones
(Related: Habits)

"Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law."
- June Jordan
(Related: Sister, Brother, Habits, Language, Law, Lying, Schools, Self, Speech, Writing)

"You've got to get good habits of working hard so that when that play comes up during the regular season that you're able to complete it and do it the right way."
- Al Kaline
(Related: Habits, Play, Right)

"Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Behavior, Enemy, Innovation)

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
- Herbert Kaufman
(Related: Success, Courage, Failure, Habit, Victory, Ambition, Persistence)

"Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Habit, Bible, Darkness, Light, Moments, Trouble)

"In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Hope, Day)

"Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Children, Future)

"I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars."
- Johannes Kepler
(Related: Earth, Philosophy, Stars)

"We say the name of God, but that is only habit."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: God, Habit, Name)

"Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Habit, Night, President, Promise, Saying)

"Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: People, Habits)

"I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Character, Comedy, Habits, Irony)

"Hunger also changes the world - when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Habit, Eating, Hunger, World)

"I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Chicago, Desire)

"San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Beauty, Women, People, Remarkable)

"People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, People, Nothing)

"I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Wife, Habit, Daughters, Envy, Trying)

"For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Habit, Expression, Measure, Old)

"Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: Habit, Day)

"At a moderate calculation, among a million of persons inhabiting the metropolis, there are, at least, twenty-five thousand children who attend these schools, and cost their parents as many pounds sterling, per annum."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Children, Parents, Schools)

"To this day I always insist on working out a problem from the beginning without reading up on it first, a habit that sometimes gets me into trouble but just as often helps me see things my predecessors have missed."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Habit, Beginning, Day, First, Reading, Trouble)

"The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil, live an easy and pleasant Life."
- John Lawson
(Related: Life, Richness)

"You get to where you kind of like it, and It's a habit That's hard to break. I still find myself sittin' in a cafe, like a pizza parlor."
- Chris LeDoux
(Related: Habit)

"I don't make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can't, I try to watch, and I enjoy that."
- Ivan Lendl
(Related: Time, Habit, Kids, Tennis)

"I am a smoker, I'm ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It's a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke."
- Melissa Leo
(Related: Love, Time, Habit, Struggle, Years)

"Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Time, Animals, Spirit, Spirits, World)

"Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Education, Awareness, Habits, Help, Participation, Retirement)

"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
(Related: Habit, Mind)

"Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: God, Love, Habit, Confidence, Friends)

"Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Genius, Ideas, Thoughts, Being, Beliefs, Habits, Old, Want)

"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
(Related: Government, People, Country, Exercise, Right)

"If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit."
- Rich Little
(Related: Habit, President)

"I think anybody would have to be with out common sense to think there weren't aliens. There are billions of planets, and I am convinced Earth is not the only one that's inhabited. It would be quite an ego trip to think that. I think about it all the time."
- Sabrina Lloyd
(Related: Time, Common sense, Earth, Ego)

"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Habit)

"Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Habit, Winning, Losing)

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Time, Habit, Winning, Losing, Right)

"The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable."
- Adolf Loos
"We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Love, Women, Habit, Study)

"I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Life, Impression, Children, Mind)

"Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy."
- Henri de Lubac
(Related: Power, Habit, Routine, Waste)

"It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Fact, Now, Scotland, Sea)

"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: People, Habit, Fool, Freedom, Maxim, Old, Politicians, Self, Water)

"I've been curious about certain things, but didn't let them get in the way of my life. I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Life, People, Successful, Habit)

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Gods, Vision, Creation, Devil, Man, May, Will)

"When I came out, and for many years afterwards, it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read, like an obsession. I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them. It took me a while to change that habit."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Change, Habit, Books, Obsession, Years)

"To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Change, Decision, Habit, Act, Behavior)

"No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Quality, Habit, Act, Hypocrisy, Passion, World)

"Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Habit, Day)

"Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Life, Habit)

"After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Home, Habit, Running)

"Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Thought, Desire, Destiny)

"Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Power, Habit, Ambition, Nothing, Will, World)

"It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all of your annoying habits are gone."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Habits, Magic)

"There is nothing so habit-forming as money."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Money, Habit, Nothing)

"I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Education, Discipline, Habit, Privilege, Study, Want)

"Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Life, People, Habit, Appreciation, Expectation)

"Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes."
- Mary Martin
(Related: Habit, Thinking, Thoughtful, Wishes)

"Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds."
- George Mason
(Related: Nature, Rights, Human nature, Liberal, Sentiment)

"I wouldn't say I've changed my mind. I changed some of my natural habits, some of my natural character."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Character, Habits, Mind)

"The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Anger, Thought, First, Habits, Originality, World)

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Habit, Effect, Excess, Moderation)

"An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Habits, World)

"Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Life, Habits, Writing)

"Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Marriage, Mistake, Habit)

"Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell."
- Francois Mauriac
(Related: Discipline, Children, Cruelty, End, Hell)

"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
(Related: Character, Habit, Destiny)

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Time, Habit, Old)

"It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way."
- Rollo May
(Related: Habit)

"I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People's Charter were in the habit of assembling."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: People, Habit, Evening, Principles)

"I think that each of us inhabits a private world that others cannot see. The only difference between the writer and the reader is that the writer is able to dramatise that private world."
- John McGahern
(Related: Difference, World, Writer)

"One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Information, Living, State)

"This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Blindness, Challenge, Hollywood, Spiritual)

"Yet habit - strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?"
- Herman Melville
(Related: Habit)

"I made a habit always to hear the Indians; and although they very often lie to me, I do not show them any displeasure for it, for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything until I have found out the truth."
- Antonio de Mendoza
(Related: Truth, Lie, Habit)

"The world is... the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself."
- Maurice Merleau-Ponty
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Man, Perceptions, World)

"Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Travel, Accidents, Habits, Memory, Name, Spirit)

"If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Life, Dignity, Man)

"You've got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Eating, Habits)

"Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Wisdom, Body, Sense)

"President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at a question and the question would disappear."
- Wilbur Mills
(Related: Habit, President, Question)

"The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Habit, Right, Study)

"From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of lands on conditions very favorable to the United States, and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves."
- James Monroe
(Related: Country, states, United)

"The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Habit, Creation, Excitement, Obsession)

"Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness."
- Hannah More
(Related: Religion, Genius, Darkness, Light, May)

"It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Nature, Habit, Being, Blame, Man)

"We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Habit, Effort, Mind)

"Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Time, Habit, Attention, Open)

"It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the result of a certain habituation, or of the influence of the mind."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Action, Influence, Mind, Result)

"It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology, Environment, Security)

"It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Habit, Acting, Nation)

"But it is neither cannon nor bayonet that will do the worst damage to this city. No, this place will remember the war against our government just as long as there are inhabitants here."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: Government, War, Will)

"Part of the success of the show is that the audience sees themselves in the characters, becomes the characters. The more they inhabit the characters, the more they see."
- Bebe Neuwirth
(Related: Success)

"As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Habit, Adversity, Emotions, Enjoyment, Prosperity, Remembrance, Self, Years, Zest)

"I first began to read religious books at school, and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old; and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer."
- Francis W. Newman
(Related: Habit, Bible, Books, First, Old, Prayer, Religious, School, Years)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Habit, Habits, Help, Tools)

"A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area. And so it went with many country towns around Australia."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Country)

"It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Work, Blood, Children, Tears, Today, World)

"In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S. soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants. The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty."
- William Odom
(Related: War, Germany, Iraq, World, World war)

"While some no other cause for life can give, but a dull habitude to live."
- John Oldham
(Related: Life, Cause)

"In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Government, Earth, Nations, World)

"Kelly has a rather bad habit of interrupting."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Habit)

"I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not only in obedience to your order, but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town, who have presented another petition, and out of regard to the liberties of the subject."
- James Otis
(Related: Now, Obedience, Order)

"Habits change into character."
- Ovid
(Related: Change, Character, Habits)

"Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you."
- Ovid
(Related: Trouble, Will)

"Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit."
- Ovid
(Related: Habit, Custom, Nothing)

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Habit, Appearance, Being, Right, Thinking, Wrong)

"The nice thing about the world that I've been able to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom. Not all artists really get that."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Artists, Freedom, World, Years)

"There is no influence like the influence of habit."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Habit, Influence)

"The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Strength, Virtue, Man)

"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
(Related: Nature, Habit, First)

"In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Failure, Habit, Eye, Sense, World)

"You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Habit, Confidence, Losing, Play)

"The only way people are going to change their car buying habits, and the only way government will get behind alternatively fueled vehicles, is if gasoline prices continue to go up."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Car, Change, Government, People, Buying, Habits, Will)

"Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Thought, Action, Habit, Repetition)

"The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise."
- Charles Sanders Peirce
(Related: Action, Belief, Habit, Beliefs)

"A quality is something capable of being completely embodied. A law never can be embodied in its character as a law except by determining a habit. A quality is how something may or might have been. A law is how an endless future must continue to be."
- Charles Sanders Peirce
(Related: Quality, Character, Habit, Being, Future, Law, May)

"The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy - they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Life, Quality, Land, Reflection, Water)

"Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace."
- Petrarch
(Related: Peace, Anger, Ambition, Enemies, Envy, Pride)

"Out of my discomforts, which were small enough, grew one thing for which I have all my life been grateful, the formation of fixed habits of work."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Life, Work, Habits)

"Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Friendship, Soul)

"Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large."
- Plutarch
(Related: Men, Faults, Habits, Public)

"Character is simply habit long continued."
- Plutarch
(Related: Character, Habit)

"Character is long-standing habit."
- Plutarch
(Related: Character, Habit)

"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Attitude, Habit, Excellence)

"Life - how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere."
- V. S. Pritchett
(Related: Life, Habit)

"The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Time, Habit, Day)

"Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Nature, Habit, First)

"War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Men, War, Earth, Routine)

"Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Evil, Habits)

"A habit does not a monk make."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Habit)

"I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Habit, Treatment, Writing)

"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
(Related: Character, Habit, Destiny)

"The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food."
- William Winwood Reade
(Related: Food, Habit, Curiosity, May, Spirit)

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Habit, Laziness, Nothing)

"Inhabit ourselves that we may indeed do what we want to do."
- Mary Richards
(Related: May, Want)

"Vices are often habits rather than passions."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Habits, Vices)

"It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Habits, Opinions)

"We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally appear disguised before ourselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Habit)

"Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Change, People, Habit, Blood, Old)

"It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct."
- Elihu Root
(Related: War, Peace, Habit, Community, Gain, Habits)

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Habit, Being, Earth, Names)

"Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Discipline, Habits, Mind, Right)

"When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Belief, Habit, Conviction, Man, Will)

"Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Thought, Habit, Privilege)

"When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality."
- George William Russell
(Related: Business, Life, First, Habits, Harmony, Man, Punctuality)

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Motivation, Habit)

"We are on Sunday night because that is where they put us 30-odd years ago. I think we became a habit."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Habit, Night, Years)

"In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural."
- Sallust
(Related: Life, Virtue, Practice, Right)

"Habit is stronger than reason."
- George Santayana
(Related: Habit, Reason)

"We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Experience, Choices, Community, Habits, Language)

"I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize. I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits, I have the same friends."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Work, Friends, Habits)

"So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Life, People, Habit, Hope, Spirituality, Understanding)

"Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image developed over the course of high school."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Life, Habit, School, Self)

"Make a habit of canceling every subscription to anything you don't have time to read."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Time, Habit)

"Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?"
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Time, Habit, Bed, Waste)

"It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species. It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is 99 percent about protecting critical habitat."
- Jim Saxton
(Related: Mistake, Act, Opinion, Protection)

"Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger
(Related: History, Change, Values, Consciousness, Habits, Revenge)

"Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
(Related: Habit, Hope, Results, Television)

"I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Society, People, Habit, American, Cancer, Help, Smoking, State)

"I'm a creature of habit. I go to restaurants all the time and stuff."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Time, Habit, Restaurants)

"Law in general is human reason, inasmuch as it governs all the inhabitants of the earth: the political and civil laws of each nation ought to be only the particular cases in which human reason is applied."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Law, Laws, Nation, Reason)

"The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Snow)

"We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: People, Virtue, Country, Culture, Land, Language)

"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Habit, Eating, Statistics)

"What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Man, May)

"The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: Life, Leader, Action, Habit, Lies, Meeting, Tests)

"Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants."
- John Shimkus
(Related: People)

"Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around. I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Habit, Ability, Months)

"Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Habit, Attention, Duty, Energy, Fortune, Influence, Manners, Reputation, Usefulness, Will)

"PS: It's all gossip about the prince. I'm not in the habit of taking my girlfriends' beaux."
- Wallis Simpson
(Related: Habit, Girlfriends, Gossip)

"India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people."
- Manmohan Singh
(Related: People, Country, Poor)

"Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Habit, Disasters, Kitchen, Promise, Will)

"Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Power, Habit, Conscience, Deeds, Enemies, Evil, Malice, Memories, Past, Pride, Selfishness)

"As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: Time, Habit, Errors, First, May, Now)

"The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek."
- Red Smith
(Related: Tongue)

"Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Habit, Melancholy, Will)

"Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Purpose, Heaven, Man, Office, World)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Habit, Painting, Sculpture)

"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
(Related: Life, Control, Actions, Habits)

"I do have odd habits. I check under my bed every night for the bogeyman. That's just a little thing, though."
- Tori Spelling
(Related: Bed, Habits, Night)

"Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Men, Drinking, Habits)

"My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Talent, Habits)

"The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music."
- Stendhal
(Related: Love, Music, Habit, Argument, Race, Will)

"I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Italy, Providence)

"Laws are never as effective as habits."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Habits, Laws)

"The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Habit, Being)

"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
(Related: Nature, Habit, Spirit)

"I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Arrogance, First, May, Right)

"A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Day)

"When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Habit, Wrong)

"With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species."
- Anthony Storr
"Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being - his physical, mental and emotional habits - influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized."
- Lee Strasberg
(Related: Acting, Being, Habits, Influence)

"Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?"
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Change, Work, Habits, Man, Woman, Years)

"We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Management, Habits, Now, Past)

"For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of the New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Habit, Months, New year)

"Powerful indeed is the empire of habit."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Habit)

"Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it."
- Tacitus
(Related: Truth, Fear, Habit, Cause, Freedom, Sincerity, Wonder)

"I am not in the habit of taking baritones to supper."
- Eric Taylor
(Related: Habit)

"Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Mother, Action, Daughters, Habits)

"As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Careers, Habits, Living, Remarkable, Reward, Stars, Years)

"I've come up with another formulation about style: that it's essentially a manifestation of a certain habitual set of limitations. It's what a composer does NOT do that defines a style."
- James Tenney
(Related: Limitations, Style)

"Don't let your sins turn into bad habits."
- Saint Teresa
(Related: Habits)

"If we are able to get inside the music and inhabit it convincingly enough, it will cause everyone to find each other in this new psychological space. And that's most exciting."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Music, Cause, Space, Will)

"Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: People, Now, Scientists, Suffering, Wonder)

"Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!"
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Beauty, Memory)

"While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Civilization, Houses, Kings)

"Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Home, Mother, Father, Children, Measure)

"Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Habit, Positive, Expectations, Manufacturing)

"Successful people are simply those with successful habits."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: People, Successful, Habits)

"I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult to do successfully in a contemporary novel."
- Rose Tremain
(Related: Character)

"The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Habit, Enjoyment, Reading)

"Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Discipline, Habit)

"The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Time, Quality, Purpose, Interest)

"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Character, Conversation, Man, May)

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
- Mark Twain
(Related: People, Habits, Needs, Nothing)

"The habit of building houses upon piles, which was first forced upon the people by the position they had chosen, was afterwards followed as a matter of taste, just as it is in Holland."
- Edward Burnett Tylor
(Related: People, Habit, Building, First, Houses, Taste)

"The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them."
- Bjorn Ulvaeus
(Related: Religion, Conflict, First, Rights, Habits, Human rights)

"To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Habit)

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Love, Forgiveness, Habit, Act)

"The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Religion, Thought, Habit)

"All over the land are vast and handsome pastures, with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil would be very fertile were the country inhabited and improved by reasonable people."
- Alvar N. C. de Vaca
(Related: People, Country, Land)

"I am not a creature of habit."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Habit)

"Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Cancer, Cure, Prejudice, Utopia, Will)

"While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: Happiness, Life, Time, God, Habit, Liberty, Pursuit)

"In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Food, History, Animals, Habits)

"It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: History, Animals, Custom, Habits, Writers)

"It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Paradise, Promises, Taste, Will)

"Initially I probably didn't even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it's a total imaginary world."
- Hugo Weaving
(Related: Acting, Clothes, Want, World)

"Habit is ten times nature."
- Arthur Wellesley
(Related: Nature, Habit)

"The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants, and the very foundation of government, law and order, are imperilled."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Government, Law, Order)

"Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants."
- Jessamyn West
"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
(Related: Habit, Habits)

"A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Children, Fortune, Giving, Habits, Man)

"I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle's, on the dining table."
- Patrick White
(Related: Habit, Writing)

"But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Ideas)

"If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated."
- Paul Williams
(Related: Habit, Being, Fact, Now, Will)

"Yet otters have not been hunters in water long enough for the habit to become an instinct."
- Henry Williamson
(Related: Habit, Instinct, Water)

"Character... is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war."
- Charles Wilson
(Related: Peace, War, Quality, Character, Habit, Choice, Maturity, Right, Wrong)

"The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Destruction, Diversity, Folly, Loss, Now, Will, Years)

"Russia contains one fourth of the inhabitants of all Europe, and one half of the entire number of Israelites."
- Isaac Mayer Wise
(Related: Europe, Russia)

"Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Men, Women, Victory, Independence)

"Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Habit)

"The pains of disconcerted or frustrated habits, and the inherent pleasure there is in following them, are motives which nature has put into our wills without generally caring to inform us why; and she sometimes decrees, indeed, that her reasons shall not be ours."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Nature, Caring, Habits, Motives, Pleasure)

"Natural Selection never made it come to pass, as a habit of nature, that an unsupported stone should move downwards rather than upwards. It applies to no part of inorganic nature, and is very limited even in the phenomena of organic life."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Life, Nature, Habit)

"The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Time, Error, Habits, Mind, Practice, Prejudice, Principles)

"Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Time, Habit, Mind, Will)

"I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Feelings, Habits)

"In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Ideas, Habit, Memory, Past, Song, Years)

"A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs."
- Edward Young
(Related: Soul, Reflection, Ruin)

"Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Enthusiasm, Habit)

"Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Habit, Credit, Giving)