Habit Quotes

  • Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.  ~Aristotle
  • Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.  ~St. Augustine
  • A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them.  ~Frank A. Clark
  • Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.  ~Confucius
  • Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them.  And you don’t have to keep them, either.  They keep you.  ~Frank Crane
  • The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.  ~Feodor Dostoevski
  • Ill habits gather by unseen degrees – As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.   ~John Dryden
  • We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.  ~Goethe
  • Grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all.  ~Georges Gurdjieff
  • The hard must become habit.  The habit must become easy.  The easy must become beautiful.  ~Doug Henning
  • The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.  ~Samuel Johnson
  • The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.  ~Somerset Maugham
  • In any family, measles are less contagious than bad habits.  ~Mignon McLaughlin
  • Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.  ~Marcel Proust
  • The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.  ~Eng’s Principle
  • Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.  ~Spanish Proverb
  • Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.  ~Jim Ryun
  • Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.  ~Mark Twain
  • Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.  ~Mark Twain
  • The satisfied, the happy, do not live; they fall asleep in habit, near neighbor to annihilation.  ~Miguel de Unamuno
  • Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.  ~Yiddish Proverb