Quotes by habit
Quotes 106 till 120 of 165.
English philosopher 1632-1704
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
American editor and novelist 1924-2017
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.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
English writer 1882-1941
Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.
American novelist and dramatist 1869-1946
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.
English writer 1709-1784
The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.
Benjamin N. Cardozo
American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
The constant assumption runs throughout the law that the natural and spontaneous evolutions of habit fix the limits of right and wrong.
Irish writer 1854-1900
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.
French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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.
American legal scholar 1954-
The habit I've developed is to write in any free half hour I might find.
American sociologist 1892-1970
The habit of courtesy, when once acquired, is almost impossible to get rid of.
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