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50 Habit Quotes

Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended. [Lat., Frangas enim, citius quam corrigas quae in pravum induerunt.]

Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian) Quotes , Source: De Institutione Oratoria (I, 3, 3)

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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) Quotes , Source: De Institutione Oratoria (I, 3, 3)

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

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine at V, iv)

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The fox changes his skin but not his habits. [Lat., Vulpem pilum mutare, non mores.]

Caius Tranquillus Suetonius Quotes , Source: Vespasianus (16)

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Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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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. [Lat., Inepta haec esse, nos quae facimus sentio; Verum quid facias? ut homo est, ita morem geras.]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Adephi (III, 3, 76)

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How many unjust and wicked things are done from mere habit. [Lat., Quam multa injusta ac prava fiunt moribus!]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Heauton timoroumenos (IV, 7, 11)

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

Isaac Williams Quotes , Source: The Baptistry (image 18)

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

Merrill Markoe Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Good habits result from resisting temptation.

Ancient Proverb Quotes

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

Hosea Ballou Quotes

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

Agatha Christie Quotes

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Things start out as hopes and end up as habbits.

Lillian Hellman Quotes

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

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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

W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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

Marcel Proust Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

James Baldwin Quotes

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Old habits are strong and jealous.

Dorothea Brande Quotes

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Habits are the shorthand of behavior.

Julie Henderson Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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