Quotations on Habits

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We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Society, Americans, Habits, Manners)

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Difference, Habits, Youth)

I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Birds, English, Habits, Living, Man)

I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Birds, Day, Habits, Listening, Songs)

There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.
- Thomas Babington
(Keywords: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
- Edward Bernays
(Keywords: Society, Habits, Manipulation, Opinions)

Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Keywords: Growth, Habits, Play)

Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Food, Health, Home, Children, Commitment, Community, Eating, Habits, School)

I don't have any bad habbits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me.
- Eubie Blake
(Keywords: People, Habits, Right)

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
- Claude Chabrol
(Keywords: People, Actors, Habits, Wrong)

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
- Agatha Christie
(Keywords: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Nature, Character, Circumstances, Habits, Heredity, Race)

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Dream, Friends, Habits, Nothing, Regret, Strangers, Surprises)

It is vital that we provide North Dakota's children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are developing good eating habits for their future.
- Kent Conrad
(Keywords: Children, Eating, Future, Habits, Sound)

My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits.
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Keywords: Attention, Facts, Habits, Reading, School)

There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females.
- Ezra Cornell
(Keywords: Education, Habits, Reform)

War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums.
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Keywords: War, Habits, May, Mission)

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
(Keywords: Time, Determination, Diligence, Habits, Order, Punctuality)

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Sympathy, Feelings, Thoughts, Habits, Nations, Poor)

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Keywords: Life, Fact, First, Habits, Man, Nothing)

Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
- John Dryden
(Keywords: Brooks, Habits, Rivers)

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
- William Dunbar
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Habits, Old)

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Age, Habits, Man, Mind, Reading, Thinking)

Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that.
- Al Franken
(Keywords: Being, Habits, Liberal)

The question is not only what is grown but what it's used for. There's not going to be a mass transformation of dietary habits in rich countries-on the contrary, the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat.
- Susan George
(Keywords: People, Countries, First, Habits, Question)

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.
- Robert Hall
(Keywords: Power, Attention, Habits, Lies)

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Health, Care, Companionship, Habits, Man)

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
- Ben Hecht
(Keywords: Sex, People, Habits, Hollywood, Opinions)

Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living.
- Mariel Hemingway
(Keywords: People, Alcohol, Drugs, Exercise, Habits, Living, Needs, Pain)

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Keywords: Change, People, Habits, Invention, Television)

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock
(Keywords: History, Country, Culture, Habits, Months, Now, Popular)

It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Education, Body, Habits, Machine)

Good habits are worth being fanatical about.
- John Irving
(Keywords: Being, Habits, Worth)

In order to change unwanted habits and actions, it is important to take the time to get to know yourself.
- Darren L. Johnson
(Keywords: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Order)

Long-lasting change that will help you create new habits and actions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time.
- Darren L. Johnson
(Keywords: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Help, Will)

Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions.
- Darren L. Johnson
(Keywords: Experience, Thoughts, Actions, Circumstances, Habits, Mind, Present, State, Want)

Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
- June Jordan
(Keywords: Sister, Brother, Habits, Language, Law, Lying, Schools, Self, Speech, Writing)

I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.
- Ben Kingsley
(Keywords: Character, Comedy, Habits, Irony)

Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans.
- Ron Lewis
(Keywords: Education, Awareness, Habits, Help, Participation, Retirement)

Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
- Rush Limbaugh
(Keywords: Genius, Ideas, Thoughts, Being, Beliefs, Habits, Old, Want)

I wouldn't say I've changed my mind. I changed some of my natural habits, some of my natural character.
- Kurt Masur
(Keywords: Character, Habits, Mind)

The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: Anger, Thought, First, Habits, Originality, World)

Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: Life, Habits, Writing)

Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
- Alice Meynell
(Keywords: Travel, Accidents, Habits, Memory, Name, Spirit)

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
- Jack Nicklaus
(Keywords: Life, People, Habit, Habits, Help, Tools)

The only way people are going to change their car buying habits, and the only way government will get behind alternatively fueled vehicles, is if gasoline prices continue to go up.
- Alexandra Paul
(Keywords: Car, Change, Government, People, Buying, Habits, Will)

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch
(Keywords: Men, Faults, Habits, Public)



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