habits

A Quote by Anthony Trollope on body, habits, reading, support, and present

The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will be there to support you when all other resources are gone. It will be present to you when the energies of your body have fallen away from you. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.

Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882)

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on habits and mind

The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

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A Quote by André Maurois on character, destiny, and habits

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on death, habits, nations, and students

HYENA, n. A beast held in reverence by some oriental nations from its habit of frequenting at night the burial-places of the dead. But the medical student does that.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on habits

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HABIT, n. A shackle for the free.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on habits, lies, and truth

FIB, n. A lie that has not cut its teeth. An habitual liar's nearest approach to truth: the perigee of his eccentric orbit.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, dawn, emptiness, habits, health, men, pride, reason, time, and truth

Dawn, n. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on books, civilization, habits, opposites, people, and thinking

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on habits and luxury

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albert E. N. Gray on desires, facts, habits, lies, men, satisfaction, secrets, and success

Successful men are influenced by the desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do. The common denominator of success-the secret of every man who has ever been successful-lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do.

Albert E. N. Gray

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