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Quotes About Habits

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Margaret Thatcher
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
My father always said that... and I think I am fine.”
Margaret Thatcher

Albert Camus
“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”
Albert Camus, The Plague

Warren Buffett
“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.”
Warren Buffett

Stephen King
“A man who can't bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower

“You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.”
Julien Smith, The Flinch

Criss Jami
“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Sean Covey
“We become what we repeatedly do.”
Sean Covey, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

Veronica Roth
“It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled in me, like tugging a single thread from a complex work of embroidery. But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

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

Lewis Carroll
“It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Samuel Smiles
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
Samuel Smiles

Marcia Carrington
“A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don't later fray.”
Marcia Carrington

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
Jim Ryun

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

Gordon Parks
“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
Gordon Parks

Therese Anne Fowler
“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.”
Therese Anne Fowler, Souvenir

“H is for Habit, winners make a habit of doing the things losers don't want to do.”
Lucas Remmerswaal, The A-Z of 13 Habits: Inspired by Warren Buffett

John Irving
“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.”
John Irving

Ann Brashares
“She liked the life she had. She loved habits. She craved a day with nothing in it, a long, quiet stretch of hours in the studio.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

“Everything you are used to, once done long enough, starts to seem natural, even though it might not be.”
Julien Smith, The Flinch

Nicole Krauss
“Sometimes I get the feeling that we're just a bunch of habits. The gestures we repeat over and over, they're just our need to be recognized. Without them, we'd be unidentifiable. We have to reinvent ourselves every minute.”
Nicole Krauss, Man Walks Into a Room

Brandon Sanderson
“I am a Smedry, and we do ridiculous, unexpected, eccentric things like this all the time! Ha-ha!”
Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens

Kate Douglas Wiggin
“The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.”
Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

L.J. Smith
“Looks like Faye's doing a little extracurricular activity," a voice behind her murmured, and Cassie turned gratefully. Nick nodded at the guy who was occupying the seat there, and the guy scrambled up and left. Cassie hardly noticed the occurrence, it was so common. The kids from Crowhaven Road indicated what they wanted, and the outsiders gave it to them. Always. It was the way things worked.

Nick sat in the vacated chair and took out a pack of cigarettes. He opened it,
shook one forward. Then he noticed Cassie.

Cassie was staring at him with her eyebrows lifted, her best Diana expression on. Disapproval radiating from her like heat waves.

"Ah," Nick said. He glanced at the cigarettes, then at her again. He tapped the protruding cigarette back into place and tucked the pack in his pocket.

"Bad habit," he said.”
L.J. Smith, The Power

Roman Payne
“Somewhere I’d heard, or invented perhaps, that the only pleasures found during a waning moon are misfortunes in disguise. Superstition aside, I avoid pleasure during the waning or absent moon out of respect for the bounty this world offers me. I profit from great harvests in life and believe in the importance of seasons.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Henry Hazlitt
“The only way we could remember would be by constant re-reading, for knowledge unused tends to drop out of mind. Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything.”
Henry Hazlitt, Thinking as a Science

A.S. Byatt
“...it is not possible to create the opposite of what one has always known, simply because the opposite is believed to be desired. Human beings need what they already know, even horrors.”
A.S. Byatt, The Virgin in the Garden

Christopher Fowler
“Statistics show that the nature of English crime is reverting to its oldest habits. In a country where so many desire status and wealth, petty annoyances can spark disproportionately violent behaviour. We become frustrated because we feel powerless, invisible, unheard. We crave celebrity, but that’s not easy to come by, so we settle for notoriety. Envy and bitterness drive a new breed of lawbreakers, replacing the old motives of poverty and the need for escape. But how do you solve crimes which no longer have traditional motives?”
Christopher Fowler, Ten Second Staircase

George Orwell
“Would it not be better if they spent more money on wholesome things like oranges and wholemeal bread or if they even, like the writer of the letter to the New Statesman, saved on fuel and ate their carrots raw? Yes, it would, but the point is that no ordinary human being is ever going to do such a thing. The ordinary human being would sooner starve than live on brown bread and raw carrots. And the peculiar evil is this, that the less money you have, the less inclined you feel to spend it on wholesome food. A millionaire may enjoy breakfasting off orange juice and Ryvita biscuits; an unemployed man doesn't. Here the tendency of which I spoke at the end of the last chapter comes into play. When you are unemployed, which is to say when you are underfed, harassed, bored, and miserable, you don't want to eat dull wholesome food. You want something a little bit 'tasty'. There is always some cheaply pleasant thing to tempt you.”
George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier

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