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Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
George Bernard Shaw
Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
Emile M. Cioran
Habit is the nursery of errors.
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.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that's what's happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal.
The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.
If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort.
My most annoying habit is complaining about my aches and pains. It's the new ones that I haven't identified yet that make me nervous. According to my wife, I complain way too much. I may be a borderline hypochondriac, or you could say I am fascinated by the body - at least by mine.
As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting it shot off for pointing out what has always been blindingly obvious to me.
If one undertakes retrospection of the day's events, one must do it regularly at the appointed hour, not fitfully, not doing it today, neglecting to do it tomorrow and the day after and then taking it up again on the fourth day. Such irregular practice is not conducive to the confirmation of the habit of retrospection.
Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
David Lloyd George
Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment.
G. Stanley Hall
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
Henry Van Dyke
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. If you allow yourself to be somewhat curious - and if you get into the habit of doing that - it's the first step to being open minded and realizing that your points of view aren't totally opposite.
Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
Frank Lloyd Wright
As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
C. S. Lewis
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