Habits Quotes

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.
– Terence

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

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

Habit is a man’s sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.
– Goethe

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

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

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

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

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

There are two types of habits: ones which comfort us, and ones which would be a comfort if we stopped.
– Catherine Pulsifer

Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. What he at first chooses, at last compels.
– Orison Swett Marden

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they’ll eventually conquer you.
– Dr. Rob Gilbert

It’s just like magic. When you live by yourself, all of your annoying habits are gone.
– Merrill Markoe

Habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them.
– Frank Clark

I say that habit’s but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men’s nature in the end.
– Aristotle

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
– Marcus T. Cicero

Habit with him was all the test of truth; “It must be right: I’ve done it from my youth.”
– George Crabbe

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
– Rob Gilbert

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

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts.
– Aristotle