Thursday, 21 February 2013


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A habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about, but continue doing, often every day. - Charles Duhigg

A habit is a formula our brain automatically follows: When I see CUE, I will do ROUTINE in order to get a REWARD. - Charles Duigg

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

As our acts vary, our habits will follow in their course. - Aristotle 

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

Bad habits are overcome by good habits. - Lucas Remmerswaal

Bad habits: easy to develop and hard to live with. Good habits: hard to develop and easy to live with. - Orrin Woodward 

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

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

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

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

Habit is a cruel jailer, yet how well-beloved. - Nellie Seelye Evans

Habit is a great swamp wherein men are turned to fossils. - Abraham Miller

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 denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; as self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware. - Arthur Koestler

Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance. - William James

Habit is, of all the plants of human growth, the one that has the least need of nutritious soil in order to live, and is the first to appear on the most seemingly barren rock. - Marcel Proust

Habit will reconcile us to everything but change. - Charles Caleb Colton

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

Habits are either the best of servants or the worst of masters. - Croft M. Pentz

Habits influence the character pretty much as undercurrents influence a vessel, and whether they speed us on the way of our wishes, or retard our progress, their influence is not the less important because imperceptible. - Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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

In time, action becomes habit, and habit can wear reason away, leaving no traces. - Bernard Beckett

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

It is easier to prevent thistles and habits than to uproot them. - Austin O’Malley

It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it. - John Steinbeck

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

Most men are prisoners at best, who some strong habit every drag about like chain and ball. - Henry Abbey

Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one is carefully winding up; a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again. - William James

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

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

To learn new habits is everything, for it is to reach the substance of life. Life is but a tissue of habits. - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Virtually everything we do in life is a matter of habit. Habits make us who we are. Why not change your habits to better your life? - Jack LaLanne

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

We talk of acquiring a habit; we should rather say being acquired by it. - Eliza Cook

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

When habit clutches a man, he becomes a limp mass of nerveless meat. - Abraham Miller

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