Quotes by habit

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  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
  • Charles Simmons
    Charles Simmons
    American editor and novelist 1924-2017
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    Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
  • David Harold Fink
    David Harold Fink
    American author
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    Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.
  • Booth Tarkington
    Booth Tarkington
    American novelist and dramatist 1869-1946
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    Superciliousness is not safe after all, because a person who forms the habit of wearing it may some day find his lower lip grown permanently projected beyond the upper, so that he can't get it back, and must go through life looking like the King of Spain.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
    American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
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    The constant assumption runs throughout the law that the natural and spontaneous evolutions of habit fix the limits of right and wrong.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    The fact is, you have fallen lately, Cecily, into a bad habit of thinking for yourself. You should give it up. It is not quite womanly... men don't like it.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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    The features of our face are hardly more than gestures which force of habit made permanent. Nature, like the destruction of Pompeii, like the metamorphosis of a nymph into a tree, has arrested us in an accustomed movement.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    The habit I've developed is to write in any free half hour I might find.
  • Robert Lynd
    Robert Lynd
    American sociologist 1892-1970
    Robert Lynd
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    The habit of courtesy, when once acquired, is almost impossible to get rid of.
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