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habits Quotes

32 of the best book quotes about habits
  1. #1
  2. #2
    “We first make our habits, then our habits make us. -ENGLISH POET.”
  3. #3
    “A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else.”
  4. #4
    “Miss Polly did not usually make hurried movements; she specially prided herself on her repose of manner.”
  5. #5
    “Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back, Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action.”
  6. #6
    “Ironically, some of our most stubborn habits and disorders are products of our plasticity.”
  7. #7
    “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
  8. #8
    ″We will define a habit as the intersection of knowledge, skill, and desire. Knowledge is the theoretical paradigm, the what to do and the why. Skill is the how to do. And desire is the motivation, the want to do. In order to make something a habit in our lives, we have to have all three.″
  9. #9
    “For years now I’ve kind of operated under an informal shopping cycle. A bit like a farmer’s crop rotation system. Except, instead of wheat, maize, barley, and fallow, mine pretty much goes clothes, makeup shoes, and clothes (I don’t bother with fallow). Shopping is actually very similar to farming a field. You can’t keep buying the same thing, you have to have a bit of variety. Otherwise you get bored and stop enjoying yourself.”
  10. #10
    “The good-to-great companies made a habit of putting their best people on their best opportunities, not their biggest problems.”
  1. #11
    “‘Is that me?’ Ekwefi called back. That was the way people answered calls from outside. They never answered yes for fear it might be an evil spirit calling.”
  2. #12
    “It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life.”
  3. #13
    “For one who has made thanksgiving the habit of his life, the morning prayer will be, ‘Lord, what will you give me today to offer back to you?‘”
  4. #14
    “When you first hear that suffering is a Noble Truth, you might wonder what’s so noble about suffering? The Buddha was saying that if we can recognize suffering, and if we embrace it and look deeply into its roots, then we’ll be able to let go of the habits that feed it and at the same time, find a way to happiness. Suffering has its beneficial aspects. It can be a an excellent teacher.”
  5. #15
    “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”
  6. #16
    “An ugly man, with a face sharp like a weasel and a habit of running a flickering tongue over his lips before he speaks. But most ugly of all are his eyes: blue, bright blue. When people see them, they flinch. Such things are freakish. He is lucky he was not killed at birth.”
  7. #17
    “Look again, and see what will naturally follow if the prisoners are released and disabused of their error. At first, when any of them is liberated and compelled suddenly to stand up and turn his neck round and walk and look towards the light, he will suffer sharp pains; the glare will distress him, and he will be unable to see the realities of which in his former state he had seen the shadows; and then conceive some one saying to him, that what he saw before was an illusion, but that now, when he is approaching nearer to being and his eye is turned towards more real existence, he has a clearer vision,—what will be his reply?”
  8. #18
    “The habit of despair is worse than despair itself.”
  9. #19
    “At first the fact of being cut off from the outside world was accepted with a more or less good grace, much as people would have put up with any other temporary inconvenience that interfered with only a few of their habits. But, now they had abruptly become aware that they were undergoing a sort of incarceration.”
  10. #20
    “It’s so easy that when you begin you can’t stop. You just go on and on doing it always.”
  1. #21
    “It was my wish that our sons should cultivate a habit of bold independence, for I well knew that it might easily be the will of God to deprive them of their parents; when, without an enterprising spirit of self reliance, their position would be truly miserable.”
  2. #22
    “I’ve come to believe that creativity is the mechanism that allows learning to seep into our being and become practice. The Asaro tribe of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea has a beautiful saying: ‘Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle.’”
  3. #23
    I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone.
  4. #24
    “impure thoughts of every kind crystallize into enervating and confusing habits, which solidify into distracting and adverse circumstances: thoughts of fear, doubt, and indecision crystallize into weak, unmanly, and irresolute habits, which solidify into circumstances of failure, indigence, and slavish dependence: lazy thoughts crystallize into habits of uncleanliness and dishonesty, which solidify into circumstances of foulness and beggary: hateful and condemnatory thoughts crystallize into habits of accusation and violence, which solidify into circumstances of injury and persecution: selfish thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of self-seeking, which solidify into circumstances more or less distressing. On the other hand, beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances: pure thoughts crystallize into habits of temperance and self-control, which solidify into circumstances of repose and peace: thoughts of courage, self-reliance, and decision crystallize into manly habits, which solidify into circumstances of success, plenty, and freedom: energetic thoughts crystallize into habits of cleanliness and industry, which solidify into circumstances of pleasantness:”
  5. #25
    “The last thing I need is rest. I need to find something to fill my days. I know what’s going to happen if I don’t.”
  6. #26
    “The real cost of a four-dollar-a-day coffee habit over 20 years is $51,833.79. That’s the power of the Compound Effect.”
  7. #27
    “Step by step, day by day, your choices will shape your actions until they become habits where practice makes them permanent.”
  8. #28
    “Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.”
  9. #29
    “Her imagination was by habit ridiculously active; when the door was not open it jumped out the window.”
  10. #30
    Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half-past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy-six times, reached the Reform Club.
  11. #31
    “Ah, love may be strong, but a habit is stronger,
    And I knew when I loved by the way I behaved.”
  12. #32
    “Our happiness or unhappiness depends to an important degree upon the habit of mind we cultivate.”
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