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Habits Quotes

"Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck." Grenville Kleiser


"You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'." Dr. Wayne Dyer

"In essence, 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

If I feel depressed, I go to work. Work is always an antidote to depression. Eleanor Roosevelt

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit." Desiderius Erasmus

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

"Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones." Stephen R. Covey

"Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." Vince Lombardi

"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones." Benjamin Franklin

"Habits… the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction… You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - by finding that it is a means of satisfaction." Juliene Berk

"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit." Vince Lombardi

"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time." Charles Dickens

"It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away." Kenich Ohmae

"As a twig is bent the tree inclines." Virgil

"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." Tryon Edwards

"What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage." Bruce Barton

"1. Be Proactive.
2. Begin with the end in mind.
3. Put first things first.
4. Think win win.
5. Seek first to understand . . . then to be understood.
6. Synergize.
7. Sharpen the saw."
Stephen R. Covey

"Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,-
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas." John Dryden

"Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel." Tyron Edwards

"The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it-how much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong!" L.G. Elliott

"We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts, desires, and habits, we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature, or we descend to suffer and learn." J. Todd Ferrier

"We're worn into grooves by Time-by our habits. In the end, these grooves are going to show whether we've been second rate or champions, each in his way in dispatching the affairs of every day. By choosing our habits, we determine the grooves into which Time will wear us; and these are grooves that enrich our lives and make for ease of mind, peace, happiness - achievement." Frank B. Gilberth

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

"Small habits well pursued betimes
May reach the dignity of crimes."
Hannah More

"A large part of virtue consists in good habits." Barbara Paley

"A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time." Mark Twain

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits." Mark Twain

"No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive." John Cassavetes


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