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Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.
When I took the habit, the Lord immediately showed me how He favours those who do violence to themselves in order to serve Him. No one saw what I endured... At the moment of my entrance into this new state I felt a joy so great that it has never failed me even to this day; and God converted the dryness of my soul into a very great tenderness.
Saint Teresa of Avila
After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
Winning is a habit.
Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.
Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.
Yet habit - strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?
We say the name of God, but that is only habit.
The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.
Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?
Marilyn vos Savant
Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
William Ralph Inge
Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them.
Frank A. Clark
To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.
Miguel de Unamuno
With all my heart, I plead with the Latter-day Saints to live honestly with the Lord in the payment of tithes and offerings. I plead with youth to establish this habit while you are still young and to resolve to continue with it all the days of your lives.
Gordon B. Hinckley
They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit.
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
Bernard de Mandeville
The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
We can use decision-making to choose the habits we want to form, use willpower to get the habit started, then - and this is the best part - we can allow the extraordinary power of habit to take over. At that point, we're free from the need to decide and the need to use willpower.
Doing nothing means unplugging from the compulsion to always keep ourselves busy, the habit of shielding ourselves from certain feelings, the tension of trying to manipulate our experience before we even fully acknowledge what that experience is.
Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time.
Charles de Gaulle
If you feel that there's the author and then the character, then the book is not working. People have a habit of identifying the author with the narrator, and you can't, obviously, be all of the narrators in all of your books, or else you'd be a very strange person indeed.
'The Creative Habit' is basically about how you work alone, how you survive as a solitary artist. 'The Collaborative Habit' is obviously about surviving with other people.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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