Habits Quotes

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

“It is your habits, not your desires or other conscious thoughts, that run your actions.”
– John Assaraf in “The Answer”

“Self-respect, self-help, application, industry, integrity–all are of the nature of habits, not beliefs. Principles, in fact, are but the names which we assign to habits; for the principles are words, but the habits are the things themselves: benefactors or tyrants, according as they are good or evil.”
– Major A.R. Calhoun in “How to Get On In The World”

“It thus happens that as we grow older, a portion of our free activity and individuality becomes suspended in habit; our actions become of the nature of fate; and we are bound by the chains which we have woven around ourselves.”
– Major A.R. Calhoun in “How to Get On In The World”

“Whatever habits you currently have established are producing your current level of results.”
– Jack Canfield in “The Success Principles”

“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.”
– Stephen R. Covey

“Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.”
– Nathaniel Emmons

“Habit my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes the man himself.”
– Evenus

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors.
Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
– Samuel Johnson

“Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
– Orison S. Marden

“Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.”
– Spanish proverb

“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.”
– Mark Twain