Thursday, 21 February 2013

Habits


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Habits

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. - Thomas Paine

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

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page. - Hosea Ballou

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

Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow. - Unknown

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

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. - Agatha Christie

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. - Mark Twain

Habit is the best of servants, or the worst of masters. - Nathaniel Emmons

Habit with its iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day. - Alphonse De Lamartine

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. - Saint Augustine

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place. - Unknown

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

Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. - Confucius

The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, thought and act. - Orison Swett Marden

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. - Leo Aikman

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

The second half of a mans life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behaviour. - Maxwell Maltz

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. - John Dryden

Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you. - Paramahansa Yogananda

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