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Quotes for: habit

Custom is second nature.
Augustine of Hippo / 

While love may overcome death, it happens that a small, mean habit can overcome love.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach / 

The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
Marcel Proust / 

Custom, then, is the great guide to human life.
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding / 

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences / 

The habit of despair is worse than despair itself.
Albert Camus - The Plague / 

As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.
Hippocrates / 

Charity is a universal benevolence, and benevolence an habit of love.
Denis Diderot / 

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
Jean Cocteau

We do not suffer from things to which we are accustomed.
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Art of War / 

Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.
Bertrand Russell

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
Virginia Woolf

Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
Marcel Proust

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Benjamin Franklin

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Laziness: the habit of resting before fatigue sets in.
Jules Renard / 

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