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Habit Quotes

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.

Author: Agatha Christie (1891-1976)

Profession: British Mystery Writer

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

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.

Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)

Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher

The more deeply the path is etched, the more it is used, and the more it is used, the more deeply it etched.

Author: Jo Coudert

Profession: American Author

Make good habits and they will make you.

Author: Parks Cousins


Habit with him was all the test of truth, it must be right: I've done it from my youth.

Author: George Crabbe (1754-1832)

Profession: British Clergyman, Poet

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.

Author: Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881)

Profession: Russian Novelist

Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

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

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.

Author: Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)

Profession: American Theologian

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.

Author: Nathaniel Emmons


A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

Habit, my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes man himself.

Author: Evenus

Profession: Ancient Greek Poet

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Author: Errol Flynn (1909-1959)

Profession: Tasmanian Actor

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat