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  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    Chroniclers habitually matched numbers to the awesomeness of the event.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    He didn't dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind.
  • Nathanael Emmons
    Nathanael Emmons
    American Congregational minister and theologian 1745-1840
    Nathanael Emmons
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    I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    English writer and columnist 1950-
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    It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue - but I would argue it nevertheless - that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music - both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing - is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
  • Sir Humphry Davy
    Sir Humphry Davy
    British chemist and inventor 1778-1829
    Sir Humphry Davy
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    Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    American humorist, writer
    Dave Barry
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    Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
    Bruce Lee
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    What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will ultimately become.
    Source: Striking Thoughts (2000)
  • Anthony Storr
    Anthony Storr
    English psychiatrist and author 1920-2001
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    With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.
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