habits

A Quote by unknown on conquest, habits, life, and pleasure

There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.

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A Quote by unknown on desires, good, habits, and spirituality

You will sometimes see clearly that bad habits nourish the tree of unending material desires, while good habits nourish the tree of spiritual aspirations.

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A Quote by unknown on habits

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Folks catch bad habits the same way they catch chicken pox - by being exposed to them.

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Source: The country sage, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on belief and habits

I believe that you can reach the point where there is no longer any difference between developing the habit of pretending to believe and developing the habit of believing.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: Foucault's Pendulum, Chapter 87

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on habits and strength

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on good, habits, hypocrisy, men, mind, and sincerity

Panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstone of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might have lain forever undiscovered.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on habits, lies, and time

He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and third time till at length it becomes habitual.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on habits and melancholy

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: His Wit and Wisdom

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A Quote by Sir William Osler on caring, habits, life, soul, and worth

Engrossed late and soon in professional cares, getting and spending, you may may so lay waste your powers that you may find, too late, with hearts given away, that t here is no place in your habit-stricken souls for those gentler influences which make your life worth living.

Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on death, habits, and life

The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Urn Burial

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