Quotes by habit

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  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
  • William Frederick Book
    William Frederick Book
    American psychologist and professor of psychology
    William Frederick Book
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    Never permit failure to become a habit.
  • George Washington Carver
    George Washington Carver
    American botanist and inventor 1860-1943
    George Washington Carver
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    Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    No female iniquity was more severely condemned [in the 14th century] than the habit of plucking eyebrows and the hairline to heighten the forehead.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
    William Wordsworth
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    Not choice but habit rules the unreflecting herd.
    Source: Grant that by this (1822)
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
    Ovid
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    Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
  • Adrian Grenier
    Adrian Grenier
    American actor, producer, director and musician 1976-
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    Once you get into the habit of work, you can be more productive in the things you want to do.
  • Vince Lombardi
    Vince Lombardi
    American football player 1913-1970
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    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
    Norman Vincent Peale
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    Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
  • John Jay Chapman
    John Jay Chapman
    American author 1862-1933
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    People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
  • Henry L. Doherty
    Henry L. Doherty
    Irish-American financier and oilman 1870-1939
    Henry L. Doherty
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    Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.
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