A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.

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

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.

Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.

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.

As a twig is bent the tree inclines.

Break a bad habit — drop it

Certes, they been lye to hounds, for an hound when he cometh by the roses, or by other bushes, though he may nat pisse, yet wole he heve up his leg and make a countenance to pisse.

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.

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

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

Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.

Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

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

Good habits are as easy to form as bad ones.

Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.

Good habits result from resisting temptation.

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.

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

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