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A large part of Christian virtue con­sists in good habits.

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

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 character to be used for eternity must be formed in time and in good time, so good habits to be used for happiness in this life must be formed early; and then they will be a treasure to be desired in the house of the wise, and an oil of life in their dwellings.

Bad habits are as infectious by example as the plague itself is by contact.

Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.

Habit is a shackle for the free.

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

Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectably, and unhappy men to live calmly.

Habit is the child of impulse. - There is in human life the period of impulse, when habit is nothing; and there is the period of habit, when impulse is nothing. - Young persons are creatures of impulse; old persons are creatures of habit. - Almost everything is impulse with a little child, and nothing can be called habit; almost everything is habit in the second childhood of old age, and there is very little that can be called impulse. - Impulse is habit in formation; habit is impulse fixed. - When habit is once formed, impulse is powerless against it. - Indeed all impulse falls into it - It is like a deep and swift and resistless river, into which an opposing mountain current may pour with tremendous momentary shock and agitation, but with no effect whatever, save to increase the volume, rapidity, and fury of the tide, which is turned downward to the sea.

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.

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

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically directed, it will be as it were the ape of nature, which imitates nothing to the life, but only clumsily and awkwardly.

Habit, to which all of us are more or less slaves.

Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.

Habits are soon assumed; but when we endeavor to strip them off, it is being flayed alive.

Habits are the petrefaction of feelings.

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


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