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9,088.  Philosophy is the replacement of category-habits by category-disciplines.  (Philosophy & Habit)  Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind 1949

 

 

43,685.  In this country, don’t forget, a habit is no damn private hell.  There’s no solitary confinement outside of jail.  A habit is hell for those you love.  (Drugs & Habit & Addiction & Jazz & Heroin)  Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues 1956

 

 

63,524.  A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.  (Appearance & Habit)  Thomas Paine

 

 

69,112.  Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.  (Custom & Habit)  Ovid

 

 

69,116.  Habits and customs are a convenience devised for the support of timid natures who dare not allow their souls free play.  (Custom & Habit)  Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

 

 

75,349.  A nail is driven out by another nail.  Habit is overcome by habit.  Erasmus

 

 

75,350.  A habit does not a monk make.  Francois Rabelais

 

 

75,351.  Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.  Oscar Wilde

 

 

75,352.  I was sorry to have my name mentioned as one of the great authors because they have a sad habit of dying off.  Chaucer is dead.  Spencer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I’m not feeling so well myself.  (Habit & Author)  Mark Twain

 

 

75,353.  I don’t have any bad habits.  They might be bad habits for other people, but they’re all right for me.  Eubie Blake

 

 

75,354.  Not choice

But habit rules the unreflecting herd.  William Wordsworth

 

 

75,355.  Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.  Aristotle 

 

 

9,578.  Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit.  We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.  (Bravery & Habit)  Aristotle

 

 

75,356.  I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.  Mick Jagger

 

 

75,357.  An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.  W Somerset Maugham

 

 

75,361.  Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.  (Habit & Discipline)  Bertrand Russell

   

 

75,362.  Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.  (Superstition & Habit & Belief)  Marlene Dietrich 

 

 

75,363.  The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.  (Habit & Boredom)  Albert Camus, The Plague  

 

 

75,364.  The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.  Samuel Johnson

 

 

75,365.  We first make our habits, then our habits make us.  John Dryden, also attributed Charles Noble 

 

 

75,366.  Habit is a compromise effected between the individual and his environment, or between the individual and his own organic eccentricities, the guarantee of a dull inviolability, the lightning-conductor of his existence.  Samuel Beckett, Proust

 

 

75,348.  Habit is a great deadener.  Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot, 1955

 

 

75,367.  The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains.  Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower 

 

 

75,368.  Most of our faculties lie dormant because they can rely upon Habit, which knows what there is to be done and has no need of their services.  Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past I: Swann’s Way & Within a Budding Grove

 

 

75,369.  Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit.  You are what you repeatedly do.  (Habit & Excellence)  Shaquille O'Neal

 

 

75,370.  Great is the power of habit.  It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.  Cicero

 

 

84,716.  You should know, O man, that the greatest enemy you have in the world is your inclination.  (Passion & Habit)  Bahya ibn Paquda, Jewish philosopher

 

 

91,561.  Tradition is entirely different from habit, even from an excellent habit, since habit is by definition an unconscious acquisition and tends to become mechanical, whereas tradition results from a conscious and deliberate acceptance ... Tradition presupposes the reality of what endures.  (Tradition & Habit)  Igor Stravinsky, Poetics of Music 1947

 

 

95,182.  One gets a bad habit of being unhappy.  (Unhappy & Habit)  George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

 

 

40,139.   I never comment on referees and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat.  (Football & Habit & Comment)  Ron Atkinson 1979

 

 

99,310.  Human beings form habits … Are we acting out the artificial roles created by others who have successfully harnessed our minds through our habits?  (Control & Mind Control & Habit)  Alex Jones: State of Mind