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Habit Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Habit are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

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Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper


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If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

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

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

We are addicted to being the way we are
- don Miguel Ruiz

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
- Juliette Binoche

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Get the habit of analysis -
analysis will in time enable synthesis
to become your habit of mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
- Drew Barrymore

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
- Aristotle

Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov

To change a habit, make a conscious decision,
then act out the new behavior.
- Maxwell Maltz

We are on Sunday night because that is where they put us 30-odd years ago.
I think we became a habit.
- Morley Safer

Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him,
familiarly and with confidence and love,
as to the dearest and most loving of friends.
- Alphonsus Liguori

The more a race is governed by its passions,
the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument,
the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living,
new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
- Henry Van Dyke

Television has spread the habit of instant reaction
and stimulated the hope of instant results.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental
improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of
keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
- Ernest Dimnet

The habit of religion is oppressive,
an easy way out of thought.
- Peter Ustinov

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which,
repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I am not in the habit of taking baritones to supper.
- Eric Taylor

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.
- Edward Everett Hale

I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby.
I would find out which stories had been sold to be
made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
- Satyajit Ray

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will,
I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters.
- Delia Smith

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day,
and at last we cannot break it.
- Horace Mann

The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study.
- Maria Mitchell

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

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.
- Aldous Huxley

Make a habit of two things: to help;
or at least to do no harm.
- Hippocrates

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

As this is the first time I have had the floor,
it may be well for me now to confess,
that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake
to make a habit out of it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.
- Kin Hubbard

I had this habit of an academic of answering the question.
I should have fobbed it off.
- John Hewson

Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends.
Why waste such precious time in bed?
- Marilyn vos Savant

Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour,
they are a habit.
- Joe Eszterhas

When a man has done his best, has given his all,
and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society,
that man has made a habit of succeeding.
- Mack R. Douglas


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