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Habits Quotes

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.

Mahatma Gandhi


Habits quote - The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.
The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.

Albert Camus , طاعون


Habits quote - I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommo
I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.

Warren Buffett


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

Stephen King , The Dark Tower


Habits quote - Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be
Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.

Charles Duhigg


Habits quote - The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just a
The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.

Eckhart Tolle


Habits quote - An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.
An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.

Criss Jami


Habits quote - The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson


Habits quote - You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it bu
You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.

Julien Smith , The Flinch


Habits quote - We become what we repeatedly do.
We become what we repeatedly do.

Sean Covey , The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens


Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.

Samuel Smiles


Habits quote - A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don't late
A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don't later fray.

Marcia Carrington


Habits quote - It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to
It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr.

Lewis Carroll , Alice Through the Looking Glass


Habits quote - Ronan did not smoke; he preferred his habits with hangovers.
Ronan did not smoke; he preferred his habits with hangovers.

Maggie Stiefvater , The Raven Boys


Habits quote - Life has a way of taking its toll on the person you thought you were.
Life has a way of taking its toll on the person you thought you were.

A.S.A. Harrison


A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.

Erasmus


Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.

Gordon Parks


Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Mark Twain


If you believe you can change - if you make it a habit - the change becomes real.

Charles Duhigg


If you do not pour water on your plant, what will happen? It will slowly wither and die. Our habits will also slowly wither and die away if we do not give them an opportunity to manifest. You need not fight to stop a habit. Just don’t give it an opportunity to repeat itself. (67)

Swami Satchidananda


It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled in me, like tugging a single thread from a complex work of embroidery. But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.

Veronica Roth


Old stories have a habit of being told and retold and changed. Each subsequent storyteller puts his or her mark upon it. Whatever truth the story once had is buried in bias and embellishment. The reasons do not matter as much as the story itself.

Erin Morgenstern


The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about.

Shannon L. Alder


Good habits are worth being fanatical about.

John Irving (Author)


Everything you are used to, once done long enough, starts to seem natural, even though it might not be.

Julien Smith , The Flinch


H is for Habit, winners make a habit of doing the things losers don't want to do.

Lucas Remmerswaal


The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.

Kate Douglas Wiggin


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

Therese Anne Fowler


Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?

Idries Shah


Now, my dear little girl, you have come to an age when the inward life develops and when some people (and on the whole those who have most of a destiny) find that all is not a bed of roses. Among other things there will be waves of terrible sadness, which last sometimes for days; irritation, insensibility, etc., etc., which taken together form a melancholy. Now, painful as it is, this is sent to us for an enlightenment. It always passes off, and we learn about life from it, and we ought to learn a great many good things if we react on it right. (For instance, you learn how good a thing your home is, and your country, and your brothers, and you may learn to be more considerate of other people, who, you now learn, may have their inner weaknesses and sufferings, too.) Many persons take a kind of sickly delight in hugging it; and some sentimental ones may even be proud of it, as showing a fine sorrowful kind of sensibility. Such persons make a regular habit of the luxury of woe. That is the worst possible reaction on it. It is usually a sort of disease, when we get it strong, arising from the organism having generated some poison in the blood; and we mustn't submit to it an hour longer than we can help, but jump at every chance to attend to anything cheerful or comic or take part in anything active that will divert us from our mean, pining inward state of feeling. When it passes off, as I said, we know more than we did before. And we must try to make it last as short as time as possible. The worst of it often is that, while we are in it, we don't want to get out of it. We hate it, and yet we prefer staying in it—that is a part of the disease. If we find ourselves like that, we must make something ourselves to some hard work, make ourselves sweat, etc.; and that is the good way of reacting that makes of us a valuable character. The disease makes you think of yourself all the time; and the way out of it is to keep as busy as we can thinking of things and of other people—no matter what's the matter with our self.

William James


Would it not be better if they spent more money on wholesome things like oranges and wholemeal bread or if they even, like the writer of the letter to the New Statesman, saved on fuel and ate their carrots raw? Yes, it would, but the point is that no ordinary human being is ever going to do such a thing. The ordinary human being would sooner starve than live on brown bread and raw carrots. And the peculiar evil is this, that the less money you have, the less inclined you feel to spend it on wholesome food. A millionaire may enjoy breakfasting off orange juice and Ryvita biscuits; an unemployed man doesn't. Here the tendency of which I spoke at the end of the last chapter comes into play. When you are unemployed, which is to say when you are underfed, harassed, bored, and miserable, you don't want to eat dull wholesome food. You want something a little bit 'tasty'. There is always some cheaply pleasant thing to tempt you.

George Orwell , The Road to Wigan Pier


Habits quote - There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.

William James


The only way we could remember would be by constant re-reading, for knowledge unused tends to drop out of mind. Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything.

Henry Hazlitt , Thinking as a Science


Somewhere I’d heard, or invented perhaps, that the only pleasures found during a waning moon are misfortunes in disguise. Superstition aside, I avoid pleasure during the waning or absent moon out of respect for the bounty this world offers me. I profit from great harvests in life and believe in the importance of seasons.

Roman Payne , Rooftop Soliloquy


All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits - practical, emotional, and intellectual - systematically organized for our weal or woe, and bearing us irresistibly toward our destiny, whatever the latter may be." - William James

Charles Duhigg


If you continue to dig the same hole in the same place in your life, eventually you will be standing in a grave.

Shannon L. Alder


Just do it! First you make your habits, then your habits make you!

Lucas Remmerswaal


She liked the life she had. She loved habits. She craved a day with nothing in it, a long, quiet stretch of hours in the studio.

"My Name Is Memory" by Ann Brashares


I am a Smedry, and we do ridiculous, unexpected, eccentric things like this all the time! Ha-ha!

Brandon Sanderson


Americans love to hear good things about their bad habits.

T. Colin Campbell


Virtue is what happens when someone has made a thousand small choices requiring effort and concentration to do something which is good and right, but which doesn't come naturally. And then, on the thousand and first time, when it really matters, they find that they do what's required automatically. Virtue is what happens when wise and courageous choices become second nature.

N.T. Wright


Sometimes I get the feeling that we're just a bunch of habits. The gestures we repeat over and over, they're just our need to be recognized. Without them, we'd be unidentifiable. We have to reinvent ourselves every minute.

Nicole Krauss , Man Walks Into a Room


I guess we always find excuses to keep on with our bad habits, don't we?

Stephen King , Eleven twenty-two sixty-three


Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.

Elbert Hubbard


It is facile to imply that smoking, alcoholism, overeating, or other ingrained patters can be upended without real effort. Genuine change requires work and self-understanding of the cravings driving behaviours.

Charles Duhigg


...it is not possible to create the opposite of what one has always known, simply because the opposite is believed to be desired. Human beings need what they already know, even horrors.

A.S. Byatt , The Virgin in the Garden


Assiduity, it means sit down until you do it. Commit yourself to your work and study.

Lucas Remmerswaal


Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.

Mortimer J. Adler


And habits are hell's own substitute for good intentions. Habits are the ruin of ambition, of initiative , of imagination. They're the curse of marriage and the after-bane of death.

Dorothy Dunnett , The Game of Kings


Looks like Faye's doing a little extracurricular activity," a voice behind her murmured, and Cassie turned gratefully. Nick nodded at the guy who was occupying the seat there, and the guy scrambled up and left. Cassie hardly noticed the occurrence, it was so common. The kids from Crowhaven Road indicated what they wanted, and the outsiders gave it to them. Always. It was the way things worked.
Nick sat in the vacated chair and took out a pack of cigarettes. He opened it,
shook one forward. Then he noticed Cassie.
Cassie was staring at him with her eyebrows lifted, her best Diana expression on. Disapproval radiating from her like heat waves.
"Ah," Nick said. He glanced at the cigarettes, then at her again. He tapped the protruding cigarette back into place and tucked the pack in his pocket.
"Bad habit," he said.

L.J. Smith