Habits Quotes

We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts, desires, and habits, we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature, or we descend to suffer and learn. - J. Todd Ferrier

 

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

 

It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. - Kenichi Ohmae

 

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. - W. Somerset Maugham

 

In short, the habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. - Aristotle

 

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs. - Marlene Dietrich

 

The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. - Abigail Adams

 

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny! - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

The wise man does no wrong in changing his habits with the times. - Dionysius Cato

 

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

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

 

A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit. - Desiderius Erasmus

 

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. -Rob Gilbert

 

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

 

Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones. - Stephen R. Covey

 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. - Vince Lombardi

 

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

 

Habits? the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction? You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - by finding that it is a means of satisfaction. - Juliene Berk

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. - Vince Lombardi

 

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

 

It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away. - Kenich Ohmae

 

Good habits result from resisting temptation. - Indian Proverb

 

As a twig is bent the tree inclines. - Virgil

 

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. - Tryon Edwards

 

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. -Henry Adams

 

A man’s fortune has its form given to it by his habits. -Anonymous

 

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

 

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. -Anonymous

 

What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. -Bruce Barton

 

1. Be Proactive.
2. Begin with the end in mind.
3. Put first things first.
4. Think win win.
5. Seek first to understand . . . then to be understood.
6. Synergize.
7. Sharpen the saw. -Stephen R. Covey

 

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 Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

 

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,?
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. -John Dryden

 

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

 

The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it?how much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong!-L.G. Elliott

 

Heartily know,
When half-gods go,
The gods arrive. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts, desires, and habits, we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature, or we descend to suffer and learn. -J. Todd Ferrier

 

Every woman should eat for the long run so she can manage the short stops of crisis. -Jane Fonda

 

We're worn into grooves by Time?by our habits. In the end, these grooves are going to show whether we've been second rate or champions, each in his way in dispatching the affairs of every day. By choosing our habits, we determine the grooves into which Time will wear us; and these are grooves that enrich our lives and make for ease of mind, peace, happiness ? achievement. -Frank B. Gilberth

 

Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck. -Grenville Kleiser

 

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. -William Somerset Maugham

 

Small habits well pursued betimes
May reach the dignity of crimes. -Hannah More

 

Habits change into character. -Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid

 

A large part of virtue consists in good habits. -Barbara Paley

 

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

 

How use doth breed a habit in a man! - William Shakespeare

 

In one sense the whole process of development consists of the formation of habits; for knowledge itself, and the powers of thought, as well as the higher elements in the will, all depend upon the establishment of fixed ways of reacting to given stimuli. Consequently, the general laws of habituation underlie the whole of education. But the term habit is more commonly restricted to those established reactions that act with little or no participation of consciousness, or, in other words, mechanically or automatically. Such habits as these begin to form very early, and constitute a kind of supporting framework for the higher elements of character. -Edward O. Sisson

 

The secret of the whole matter is that a habit is not the mere tendency to repeat a certain act, nor is it established by the mere repetition of the act. Habit is a fixed tendency to react or respond in a certain way to a given stimulus; and the formation of habit always involves the two elements, the stimulus and the response or reaction. The indolent lad goes to school not in response to any stimulus in the school itself, but to the pressure of his father's will; when that stimulus is absent, the reaction as a matter of course does not occur. -Edward O. Sisson

 

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit. -Publilius Syrus

 

A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. -Mark Twain

 

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

 

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive. - John Cassavetes

 

Action on the move creates its own route, creates to a very great extent the conditions under which it is to be fulfilled and thus baffles all calculation. - Henri Bergson

 

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as necessary to resolve it. - Rene Descartes