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Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do.
We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we'll also have a lot more joy in living.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Research has shown that it takes 31 days of conscious effort to make or break a habit. That means, if one practices something consistently for 31 days, on the 32nd day it does become a habit. Information has been internalised into behavioural change, which is called transformation.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.
For all my friends in the media who like quotes, mark this quote down. From this day on I'd like to be known as 'The Big Aristotle' because Aristotle once said, 'Excellence is not a singular act; it's a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.'
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
There is no influence like the influence of habit.
You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.
There's something very addictive about people pleasing. It's a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate.
Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.
Character is long-standing habit.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
I've developed a karaoke habit. I've become a crooner.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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