Habits Quotes

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.

Jean Cocteau

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.

Tryon Edwards

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.

Stephen Covey

Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.


We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

John Dryden

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Tyron Edwards

Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves

Horace Bushnell

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny

Tryon Edwards

Good habits are worth being fanatical about.

John Irving

Good habits result from resisting temptation.

Ancient Proverb

Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry.

Warren Buffet

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.


Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all.

Georges Gurdjieff

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Mark Twain

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.


Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them, either. They keep you.

Frank Crane

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.

Feodor Dostoevski

Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.

Yiddish Proverb

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Frank Outlaw

Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then will the faculties rise fair and full within.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.

Chinese Proverb

The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

W. Somerset Maugham

First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or theyíll eventually conquer you.

Dr. Rob Gilbert

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you

Elbert Hubbard

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