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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on good, habits, and world

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on drugs, garden, good, habits, mountains, promises, religion, women, and world

Marco Polo tells the tale of The Old Man in the Mountains and how he recruits new members to his Band of Assassins by means of drugs, beautiful women, lush gardens, and religious promises. The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on excess, habits, and moderation

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on habits, life, and reading

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on angels, assumptions, custom, devil, habits, and virtue

Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat; Of habits devil, is angel yet in this.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, scene 4.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, belief, faults, habits, injustice, lies, love, past, simplicity, thinking, trust, truth, world, and youth

When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her, though I know she lies, That she might think me some untutor'd youth, Unlearned in the world's false subtleties. Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young, Although she knows my days are past the best, Simply I credit her false speaking tongue: On both sides thus is simple truth suppress'd. But wherefore says she not she is unjust? And wherefore say not I that I am old? O, love's best habit is in seeming trust, And age in love loves not to have years told: Therefore I lie with her and she with me, And in our faults by lies we flatter'd be.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 138

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on body, habits, honor, and mind

It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on habits

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How use doth breed a habit in a man!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Two Gentlemen of Verona

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on adoption, blessings, borrowing, character, day, entertainment, familiarity, farewells, friendship, generosity, habits, judgment, memory, seasons, soul, thought, and vulgarity

And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar; The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade. Beware Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in, Bear't that th' opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man, And they in France of the best rank and station Are most select and generous, chief in that. Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry, This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell; my blessing season this in thee!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library), Pages: Act I Scene iii

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A Quote by William George Jordan on body, education, habits, information, and mind

Education, in its highest sense, is conscious training of mind or body to act unconsciously. It is conscious formation of mental habits, not mere acquisition of information.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 48

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