habits

A Quote by Mary Martin on habits, thinking, and wishes

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.

Mary Martin (1913 - 1990)

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on conversation, habits, and imagination

[The imagination] . . . inspires an audacious mental habit. We are as elastic as the gas of gunpowder, and . . . a word dropped in conversation, sets free our fancy, and instantly our heads are bathed with galaxies, and our feet tread the floor of the Pit.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on day, duty, habits, and pain

Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on custom, force, habits, love, politics, and privacy

We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. We have two opinions: one private, which we are afraid to express; and another one - the one we use - which we force ourselves to wear to please Mrs. Grundy, until habit makes us comfortable in it, and the custom of defending it presently makes us love it, adore it, and forget how pitifully we came by it. Look at it in politics.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Mark Twain in Eruption

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A Quote by Mark Twain on habits, needs, and people

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on habits and time

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marcus Antonius (Antony) on character, habits, and soul

Such as are thy habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of thy soul-for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. Dye it then, with a continuous series of such thoughts as these-that where a man can live, there if he will, he can also live well.

Mark Antony (c. 82 - 30 BC)

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A Quote by Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach on habits, learning, and mind

You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits and don't mind being contradicted.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 - 1916)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on character, habits, mind, and soul

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Maltbie Davenport Babcock on character, christianity, good, habits, life, and losing

Good habits are not made on birthdays, nor Christian character at the new year. The workshop of character is everyday life. The uneventful and commonplace hour is where the battle is lost or won.

Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858 - 1901)

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