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Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Habit is the second nature which destroys the first.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.

Author: Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Profession: French Novelist

Good habits result from resisting temptation.

Author: Proverb


Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

Incredibly, many people continue their old life-style, their habits even if they feel miserable, lonely, bored, inadequate, or abused. Why? Of course... because habit is an easy place to hide.

Author: Tom Rusk


Habit is stronger than reason.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

You were not born with the habit of brushing your teeth. With persistent action, over a period of time, you developed the habit. Now, I'll bet you would never consider going a week without brushing.

Author: Paul R. Scheele

Profession: American NLP Expert and Human, Author

How use doth breed a habit in man!

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.

Author: Lydia Sigourney (1791-1865)

Profession: American Poet

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.

Author: Ralph W. Sockman


Laws are never as effective as habits.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.

Author: Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)

Profession: British Churchman, Writer

Successful people are simply those with success habits.

Author: Brian Tracy

Profession: American Trainer, Speaker, Author, Businessman

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.

Author: Thomas Troward