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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  






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.
Aristotle






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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