Quotes by habit

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  • George Crabbe
    George Crabbe
    English poet, surgeon and clergyman 1754-1832
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    Habit with him was all the test of truth, it must be right: I've done it from my youth.
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
    Alphonse De Lamartine
    French Poet, Statesman, Historian 1790-1869
    Alphonse De Lamartine
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    Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
    St. Augustine of Hippo
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    Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
  • Juliene Berk
    Juliene Berk
    American author
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    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.
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell Maltz
    American surgeon and author 1899-1975
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    Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognize me by my face.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
    Ernest Hemingway
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    Here is the piece. If you can't say fornicate can you say copulate or if not that can you say co-habit? If not that would have to say consummate I suppose. Use your own good taste and judgment.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
  • W. C. Fields
    W. C. Fields
    American Actor 1879-1946
    W. C. Fields
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    I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    I never guess. It is a shocking habit - destructive to the logical faculty.
  • James Taylor
    James Taylor
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    I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play everyday, and take it in front of other people. They need to hear it, and you need them to hear it.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    If Christ's followers aren't growing, it is because they are not making a habit of evaluating their lives. They don't step back and ask, What's working and what's not working?
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
  • Billie Holiday
    Billie Holiday
    American jazz musician and singer-songwriter 1915-1959
    Billie Holiday
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    In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
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