We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.
Alfred A. Montapert
Other nations of different habits are not enemies: they are godsends. Men require of their neighbours something sufficiently akin to be understood, something sufficiently different to provoke attention, and something great enough to command admiration. We
Alfred North Whitehead
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child’s personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period
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.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Augustine of Hippo
A large part of virtue consists in good habits.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
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.
If you’re respectful by habit, constantly honoring the worthy, four things increase:long life, beauty,happiness, strength.
It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.
Charles A. Jaffe
Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.
Charles J. Givens
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
Charles Robert Darwin
Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
Any money to protect habitat and species is good but the amount of money here is extraordinarily small relative to the land values,
I make bad habits suicidal, hit it like a wave no heat no tidal, marry the cross, spiritual life bridal, never do the deed for the fame or the title.
Dedrick D. L. Pitter
We are creatures of habit, and we do what we know how to do. And if you’re gonna change the momentum in your life, then something dramatic has to happen to get you to change that.
Dr. Phil McGraw
You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident — the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.
Edward C. Banfield
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
There is no virtue in being uncritical; nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destru
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.
Habits are safer than rules you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them either. They keep you.
The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
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.
Sow an act…reap a habit Sow a habit…reap a character Sow a character…reap a destiny.
George Dana Boardman
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by orginality, overcomes everything.
For one year let a husband bear with a wife who hates him, but after ,the lapse of a year let him deprive her of her property and cease to cohabit with her.
Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes.
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.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
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.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
A habit is like a cable: we weave a thread of it everyday, and at last we cannot break it – so we must form good, positive, and productive habits.
The Navy should not be using a small inhabited island for live bombing training. The bombing should end immediately and it should end permanently.
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
To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models.
When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living
James Arthur Baldwin
Every woman should eat for the long run so she can manage the short stops of crisis.
I had the worst study habits in the history of college, until I found out what I was doing wrong -highlighting with black magic marker.
Motivation is what gets you started; habit is what keeps you going.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you’re keeping the man-child alive.
You must decide to develop personal success habits on a daily basis that will empower you to break those defaults that were cemented in you during childhood.
John Di Lemme
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
All habits gather by unseen degrees, As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
The good thing is, through this guy’s drug habit, finally the family of the victim up in Fort Worth is going to get some closure on this.
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.
Where can I find a man governed by reason instead of habits and urges
Men tend to be creatures of habit. Once they have integrated a brand, they stick with it, unlike women who will try all kinds of products from a number of different lines.
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.
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!
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep and never to refrain when awake.
We can’t reach old age by another man’s road. My habits protect my life but they would assassinate you.
I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids.
Mary Manin Morrissey
We strongly believe that the development of historical areas should extend to offering educational and training services to the inhabitants.
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
We say the name of God, but that is only habit.
Short-term success is not the goal. It?s long-term resolution. It takes a lot of mental energy to overcome inertia and commit to overcoming a bad habit.
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 it becomes your destiny.
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
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.
Good habits result from resisting temptation
Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
Habits change into character.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid
Break the leg of a bad habit.
Puerto Rican Proverb
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
Heartily know,When half-gods go,The gods arrive.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as necessary to resolve it.
There is no virtue in being uncritical nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics.
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.
First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
Don’t let your sins turn into bad habits.
The reforming process involves the removal in daily living of bad conduct and bad habits and the practice of good conduct and good deeds.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.
In order to form correct habits, we should seek the company of persons of sound moral and religious influence. We should constantly bear in mind that we may be fitting to inhabit the heavenly courts. The precious hours of probation are granted that we may
Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours
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.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
As a twig is bent the tree inclines.
The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
W. Somerset Maugham
Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don’t give up and don’t give in.
Consequently, cohabitation becomes an acceptable halfway relationship, which can be dissolved more easily than a marriage.
Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry.
You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.
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.
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted
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.
The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
William Somerset Maugham
There is nothing special about falling in love. This is habit, this is routine, this is a learned natural ability.