Quotes by habit

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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
  • Dean William R. Inge
    Dean William R. Inge
    Dean of St Paul's, London 1860-1954
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    Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
  • Henry van Dyke
    Henry van Dyke
    American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
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    Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali
    Spanish painter 1904 - 1989
    Salvador Dali
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    Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin Hubbard
    American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
    Kin Hubbard
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    Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    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.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
  • Herbert Kaufman
    Herbert Kaufman
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    Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ''coaches'' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
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    Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
  • Arthur Hays Sulzberger
    Arthur Hays Sulzberger
    American newspaper publisher 1891-1968
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    For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of the New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit.
  • William Bolitho
    William Bolitho
    South African journalist, writer and biographer 1890-1930
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    General jackdaw culture, very little more than a collection of charming miscomprehensions, untargeted enthusiasms, and a general habit of skimming.
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