Habit Quotes

Habit Quotes

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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. – Benjamin Franklin

Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. – Carlos Santana

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. – Albert Einstein

Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. – William James

Even the most fickle are faithful to a few bad habits. – Mason Cooley

Parents should plant deeply the seed of the work ethic into the hearts and habits of their children. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits. – Charles J. Givens

Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters. – Eric Schlosser

Habits change into character. – Ovid

Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being. – Robin S. Sharma

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. – Benjamin Franklin

Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want. – Kristin Armstrong

The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits. – Dan Buettner

The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones. – Steven Pressfield

The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones. – Jerome Hines

One of the huge imbalances in life is the disparity between your daily existence, with its routines and habits, and the dream you have within yourself of some extraordinarily satisfying way of living. – Wayne Dyer

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. – Stephen Covey

Cultures, along with the religions that shape and nurture them, are value systems, sets of traditions and habits clustered around one or several languages, producing meaning: for the self, for the here and now, for the community, for life. – Tariq Ramadan

Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success. – Shawn Achor

I’m not sure the least educated members of the population are missing out on the advances in medical technology as much as they are adopting harmful behavioral habits that shorten their life. – S. Jay Olshansky

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