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

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
To stop smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know; I've done it a thousand times.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
Habit is stronger than reason.
The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
Habit is a form of exercise
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Never permit failure to become a habit.
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. What he at first chooses, at last compels.
Make good habits and they will make you.
You were not born with the habit of brushing your teeth. With persistent action, over a period of time, you developed the habit. Now, I'll bet you would never consider going a week without brushing.
Habits change into character.
The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.
We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can...in the acquisition of a new habit, we must take car to launch ourselves with as strong and decided initiative as possible. Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life.
Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
The greatest people will be those who possess the best capacities, cultivated with the best habits.
Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
As a twig is bent the tree inclines.
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.
Successful people are simply those with success habits.
Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.
Good habits result from resisting temptation.
The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.
The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.
First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they'll eventually conquer you.
The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.
Habit, my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes man himself.
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
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.
The more deeply the path is etched, the more it is used, and the more it is used, the more deeply it is etched.
Habit is a great deadener.
Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.
Trivial things do matter... more people are killed each year by the bite of mosquitoes than are stepped upon by charging elephants.
It's just as easy to form the habit of succeeding as it is to succumb to the habit of failure. Habits aren't instincts; they're acquired reactions. They don't just happen; they are caused. Once you determine the original cause of a habit, it is within your power either to accept or reject it.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
There is an old saying that, you can't kill a frog by dropping him into hot water. As you drop him into the hot water, he reacts so quickly that he immediately jumps out unharmed. But if you put him in cold water and gradually warm it up until it is scalding hot, you have him cooked before he knows it. The encroachment of bad habits in our lives is very much like this.
Practice in time becomes second nature.
Man is occasionally what he should be perpetually.
Break a bad habit -- drop it
To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
Laws are never as effective as habits.
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
How use doth breed a habit in man!
Incredibly, many people continue their old life-style, their habits even if they feel miserable, lonely, bored, inadequate, or abused. Why? Of course... because habit is an easy place to hide.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
Habit is the second nature which destroys the first.
Habit is second nature.
Good habits are as easy to form as bad ones.
The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably thought and act.
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them.
Habit with its iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a years.
Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.
Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible.
There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people...
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
Habit with him was all the test of truth, it must be right: I've done it from my youth.
To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
Certes, they been lye to hounds, for an hound when he cometh by the roses, or by other bushes, though he may nat pisse, yet wole he heve up his leg and make a countenance to pisse.
Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.
Habit is a shackle for the free.
The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
Habit is ten times nature.