Quotes: habit

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    How use doth breed a habit in man!
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
    Plutarch
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    Character is simply habit long continued.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
    Hosea Ballou
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    A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
    Marcel Proust
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    The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
  • George Lois
    George Lois
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    Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by orginality, overcomes everything.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    Habit is second nature.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
    Desiderius Erasmus
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    A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
    Napoleon Hill
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    Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
  • Abigail Van Buren
    Abigail Van Buren
    American advice columnist and radio show host 1918-2013
    Abigail Van Buren
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    A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
    Thomas Paine
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    A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
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