Quotes by habit
Quotes 91 till 105 of 165.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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.
Engels writer 1948-
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
French philosopher 1911-
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
American psychologist and professor of psychology
Never permit failure to become a habit.
George Washington Carver
American botanist and inventor 1860-1943
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
No female iniquity was more severely condemned [in the 14th century] than the habit of plucking eyebrows and the hairline to heighten the forehead.
British writer and artist 1670-1733
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.
English poet 1770-1850
Not choice but habit rules the unreflecting herd.Source: Grant that by this (1822)
Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
American actor, producer, director and musician 1976-
Once you get into the habit of work, you can be more productive in the things you want to do.
American football player 1913-1970
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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
American minister and author 1898-1993
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
American author 1862-1933
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
Irish-American financier and oilman 1870-1939
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.