Quotes by habit

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.''
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    It is true from early habit, one must make love mechanically as one swims; I was once very fond of both, but now as I never swim unless I tumble into the water, I don't make love till almost obliged.
  • Ben Marcus
    Ben Marcus
    American author and professor
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    It's lonely to listen to the pleasure of others, not that I've made a habit of that kind of eavesdropping. There's joy and passion in the next room, in the next bed, but it's not yours.
  • Mortimer Caplan
    Mortimer Caplan
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    Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
  • David Lloyd George
    David Lloyd George
    British Statesman, Prime Minister 1863-1945
    David Lloyd George
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    Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
  • V. S. Pritchett
    V. S. Pritchett
    British writer and literary critic 1900-1997
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    Life - how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere.
  • Woody Guthrie
    Woody Guthrie
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    Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield
    New Zealand-born British Author 1888-1923
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    Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
  • Balthazar Getty
    Balthazar Getty
    American actor and musician 1975-
    Balthazar Getty
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    Like, they know that I have a habit of rubbing my earlobes, I've been doing it since I was two.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.
    Source: The Human Stain (2000)
  • Peter Ustinov
    Peter Ustinov
    British actor, writer, director 1921-
    Peter Ustinov
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    Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
  • Brian Tracy
    Brian Tracy
    Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development aut 1944-
    Brian Tracy
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    Make a habit of dominating the listening, and let the prospect dominate the talking.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
    Alistair Cooke
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    Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
    Norman Cousins
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    Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.
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