habits

A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on danger, experience, foolishness, habits, judgment, and past

It is foolish to try to live on past experience. It is very dangerous, if not a fatal habit, to judge ourselves to be safe because of something that we felt or did twenty years ago.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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A Quote by Celia Thaxter on garden, habits, hospitality, and superiority

The toad has indeed no superior as a destroyer of noxious insects, and he possesses no bad habits and is entirely inoffensive himself, every owner of a garden should treat him with utmost hospitality.

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

Source: An Island Garden, 1894

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, giving, habits, suffering, and world

A habit of basing convictions upon evidence, and of giving to them only that degree or certainty which the evidence warrants, would, if it became general, cure most of the ills from which the world suffers.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on death, earth, fear, glory, habits, hell, men, privilege, thought, and world

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death. . . . Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on belief, habits, and virtue

I believe long habits of virtue have a sensible effect on the countenance.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on good, habits, and time

Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on bureaucracy, discipline, and habits

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Barbara Streisand on change, habits, women, and work

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?

Barbara Streisand

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A Quote by Barbara Paley on good, habits, and virtue

A large part of virtue consists in good habits.

Barbara Paley

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on culture, destruction, habits, history, names, order, society, study, universe, and vision

In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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