habits

A Quote by Robyn Davidson on freedom, gambling, habits, impossibility, learning, energy, manufacturing, needs, relaxation, security, and struggle

To be free one needs constant and unrelenting vigilance over one's weaknesses. A vigilance which requires a moral energy most of us are incapable of manufacturing. We relax back into the moulds of habit. They are secure, they bind us and keep us contained at the expense of freedom. To break the moulds, to be heedless of the seductions of security is an impossible struggle, but one of the few that count. To be free is to learn, to test yourself constantly, to gamble.

Robyn Davidson

Source: Tracks

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A Quote by Robert M. Pirsig on force, habits, and life

I go on living, more from force of habit than anything else.

Robert M. Pirsig (1928 -)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on habits and happiness

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on habits and poets

A poet who reads his own verse in public may have other nasty habits.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on children, fortune, giving, and habits

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on blindness, dignity, habits, ideas, order, science, work, worry, and writing

We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover up all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn't any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: Nobel Lecture, 1966.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on character, habits, honor, independence, men, privacy, self-esteem, simplicity, solitude, and world

Self Esteem::"It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. I knew a man of simple habits and earnest character who never put out his hands nor opened his lips to court the public, and having survived several rotten reputations of younger men, honor came at last and sat down with him upon his private bench from which he had never stirred.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, force, habits, originality, and self-reliance

This gives force to the strong - that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on habits and laws

There is something servile in the habit of seeking after a law which we must obey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, habits, originality, and self-reliance

The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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