habits

A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on habits, knowledge, nature, theory, time, and weakness

One forms provisional theories and waits for time or fuller knowledge to explode them. A bad habit, Mr. Ferguson, but human nature is weak. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on habits and logic

I never guess. It is a shocking habit - destructive to the logical faculty.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, ch. 1, 1890.

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A Quote by Sarah Knowles Bolton on habits, success, victory, and work

The victory o£ success is half won when one gains the habit of work.

Sarah Knowles Bolton (1841 - 1916)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on habits and worth

It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on habits and weakness

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Sam Keen on change, destruction, earth, economics, habits, ideas, inventions, love, men, soul, success, vices, virtue, wonder, and work

The Greeks invented the idea of nemesis to show how any single virtue, stubbornly maintained gradually changes into a destructive vice. Our success, our industry, our habit of work have produced our economic nemesis. Work made modern men great, but now threatens to usurp our souls, to inundate the earth in things and trash, to destroy our capacity to love and wonder.

Sam Keen

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A Quote by Russell M. Nelson on confidence, habits, and spirit

Fasting gives you confidence to know that your spirit can master appetite . . . and helps to protect against later uncontrolled cravings and gnawing habits.

Russell M. Nelson (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1985, pp. 30~31., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Russel M. Nelson on addiction, children, choice, consequences, drugs, freedom, gifts, god, habits, life, power, spirit, and world

Agency, or the power to choose, was ours as spirit children of our Creator before the world was. It is a gift from God, nearly as precious as life itself. Often, however, agency is misunderstood. While we are free to choose, once we have made those choices, we are tied to the consequence of those choices. We are free to take drugs or not. But once we choose to use a habit-forming drug, we are bound to the consequences of that choice. Addiction surrenders later freedom to choose.

Russel M. Nelson (1924 -)

Source: Friend December, 1988, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Roy Blount Jr. on cats, dogs, habits, judgment, and nature

I do not know what the cat can have eaten. Usually I know exactly what the cat has eaten. Not only have I fed it to the cat, at the cat's insistence, but the cat has thrown it up on the rug, and someone has tracked it all over on to the other rug. I do not know why cats are such habitual vomiters. They do not seem to enjoy it, judging by the sounds they make while doing it. It's their nature. A dog is going to bark. A cat is going to vomit.

Roy Blount Jr.

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A Quote by Rollo May on habits, irony, and losing

It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo May (1909 -)

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