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Habits quotes and quotations

The fixity of habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.
Marcel Proust

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
James Baldwin

Old habits are strong and jealous.
Dorothea Brande

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
Agatha Christie

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

Good habits result from resisting temptation.
Ancient Proverb

Habits are the shorthand of behavior.
Julie Henderson

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
Errol Flynn

Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman

Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.
Benjamin Franklin

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

Habit is stronger than nature.
Quintus Curtius Rufus

Habit with him was all the test of truth; "It must be right: I've done it from my youth."
George Crabbe

A nail is driven out by another nail, habit is overcome by habit.
Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid

A civil habit Oft covers a good man.
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Habit is, as it were, a second nature.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Small habits, well pursued betimes, May reach the dignity of crimes.
Hannah More

We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our characters; we sow our characters, and we reap our destiny.
Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus

A man used to vicissitudes is not easily dejected.
Samuel Johnson

Habits form character and character is destiny.
Joseph Kaines

How use doth breed a habit in a man!
William Shakespeare

Habit is overcome by habit.
Joseph Kaines

Sow an action, reap a habit.
Hannah More

Nothing is stronger than habit.
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian)

Pursuits become habits.
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian)

How use doth breed a habit in a man! This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods, I better brook than flourishing peopled towns.
William Shakespeare

Habit had made the custom.
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

The fox changes his skin but not his habits.
Caius Tranquillus Suetonius

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees, As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

I perceive that the things that we do are silly; but what can one do? According to men's habits and dispositions, so one must yield to them.
Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)

In ways and thoughts of weakness and of wrong, Threads turn to cords, and cords to cables strong.
Isaac Williams

Good habits result from resisting temptation.
Ancient Proverb

How many unjust and wicked things are done from mere habit.
Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Saint Augustine

It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all of your annoying habits are gone.
Merrill Markoe

Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Charles Reade

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
Hosea Ballou

Curious things, habits. People themselves never know they have them.
Agatha Christie

The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
W. Somerset Maugham

Things start out as hopes and end up as habbits.
Lillian Hellman

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.
Elbert Hubbard

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
Aldous Huxley

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Samuel Johnson