A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, character, destiny, habits, and thought

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph W. Sockman, D.D. on army, christ, church, exercise, habits, impulses, life, play, religion, soldiers, and worship

Habit must play a larger place in our religious life. We worship when we feel like it, we pray when we feel like it. We read the Bible when we feel like it. Leaving our religious exercises to the promptings of impulse, we become creatures of impulse rather than soldiers of Christ. An army made up of creatures of impulse would be only a mob. So is a church.

Ralph W. Sockman

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A Quote by Ralph W. Sockman, D.D. on action, control, debate, exploring, good, habits, and life

Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.

Ralph W. Sockman

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on anger, expectation, fear, freedom, habits, sincerity, truth, and wonder

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publilius Syrus on habits


Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.

Publilius Syrus (fl. 1st Cent. BC -)

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A Quote by Plutarch on cities, faults, habits, life, men, and privacy

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Lysander

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A Quote by Pierre Charles Baudelaire on beauty, habits, and happiness

There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.

Pierre Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867)

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A Quote by Piero Ferrucci on habits, insecurity, and life

Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.

Piero Ferrucci

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A Quote by Peter Ustinov on forgiveness, habits, and love

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov (1921 -)

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on good, habits, mind, and zeal

Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

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