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Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
General jackdaw culture, very little more than a collection of charming miscomprehensions, untargeted enthusiasms, and a general habit of skimming.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We in America have everything we need except the most important thing of all-time to think and the habit of thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do you suffer your thoughts to tamper with evil; and to dally with wrong-doing? If so; you are not sincere. God will regard your thoughts; for thoughts are heard in heaven. If you willingly sin in thought; if you are base and guilty there; because you think that no eye will see your thoughts; the guilt and baseness will sooner or later break into the outlets of word and deed -- from thought to wish -- from wish to purpose -- from purpose to word -- from word to act -- from act to habit -- from delight in the imagination to consent in the will -- from deed to repeated transgression; such is the genesis of sin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Winners are those people who make a habit of doing the things losers are uncomfortable doing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A habit of devout fellowship with God is the spring of all our life, and the strength of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action. The desire for success implants success consciousness which, in turn, creates a vigorous and ever-increasing habit of success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The constant habit of perusing devout books is so indispensable, that it has been termed the oil of the lamp of prayer. Too much reading, however, and too little meditation, may produce the effect of a lamp inverted; which is extinguished by the very excess of that ailment, whose property is to feed it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The habit of saving is itself an education. It fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Character is simply habit long continued.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life -- how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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