Quotes by habit
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American self-help author 1883-1970
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
Booker T. Washington
American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.Source: My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience (1911)
Abigail Van Buren
American advice columnist and radio show host 1918-2013
A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project.
Paul J. Meyer
American businessman and business consultant 1928-
A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action. The desire for success implants ''success consciousness'' which, in turn, creates a vigorous and ever-increasing ''habit of success.''
English writer 1894-1963
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.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
English American author 1954-
Aim to write for an hour per day. I used to be a teacher, and an hour a day before school was all it took for me to write my first book. Don't get discouraged if a holiday or illness interrupts your writing habit. Just start it up again.
French priest, writer and lecturer 1866-1954
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
American theologian 1809-1894
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
American novelist, essayist and poet 1955-
At some point in my life I'd honestly hoped love would rescue me from the cold, drafty castle I lived in. But at another point, much earlier I think, I'd quietly begun to hope for nothing at all in the way of love, so as not to be disappointed. It works. It gets to be a habit.Source: Animal Dreams
Andrew Coyle Bradley
American lawyer 1844-1902
Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
American actress 1903-1968
Cocaine isn't habit forming. I should know — I've been using it for years.Source: Tallulah: My Autobiography (1952)
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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