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Bad Habit Quotes


"It is easier to learn a bad habit than to break one. It is easier to break a good habit than to learn one." - Evelyn E. Smith

"It is too bad if you have to do everything upon reflection and can't do anything from early habit." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"It takes a good habit to replace a bad habit." - Melody Carlson

"It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them." - Isabel Colegate

"I don't like drugs. I think cocaine is a very bad, habit-forming bore. It's about the most boring drug ever invented." - Mick Jagger

"Break a bad habit - drop it" - Anonymous

"Lookin' back is a bad habit." - Charles Portis

"Break the leg of a bad habit." - Proverbs

"Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit." - Rutherford B Hayes

"Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy." - Napoleon Hill

"Exchange the bad habit of worrying with the excellent habit of trusting God." - Elizabeth George

"Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed." - William James

"The only way to break a bad habit was to replace it with a better habit." - Jack Nicholson

"London is a bad habit one hates to lose." - William Sansom

"Got to keep losing horses," he said drowsily. "Bad habit." - John Flanagan

"One bad habit often spoils a dozen good ones." - Napoleon Hill

"One gets a bad habit of being unhappy." - George Eliot

"I'm a procrastinator. That's a pretty bad habit." - Justin Deeley

"Kelly has a rather bad habit of interrupting." - Jack Osbourne

"The habit of persistence is the habit of victory." - Herbert Kaufman

"Nothing is stronger than habit." - Ovid

"The Golden Rule of Habit Change: You can't extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it." - Charles Duhigg

"A bad habit is only a habit until you can observe it, then it's a choice you make" - Boonaa Mohammed

"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol." - Barack Obama

"No matter what happens - never give up a hole....In tossing in your cards after a bad beginning you also undermine your whole game, because to quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast." - Sam Snead

"You'd think that in a fight, NOT MOVING would be a bad habit!" - Scott Westerfeld

"The best way to stop a bad habit is never to begin it." - James Cash Penney

"It's a very bad habit, but one I find hard to break." - Douglas Preston

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it's an undo-it-yourself project." - Abigail Van Buren

"Statisticians, like artists, have the bad habit of falling in love with their models." - George E. P. Box

"People talk about sexual assault like it's a bad habit that men have." - Jon Stewart

"The truth is, you don't break a bad habit; you replace it with a good one." - Denis Waitley

"I have a very bad habit of just retreating from any given altercation." - Lucas Hedges

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project." - Abigail Van Buren

"This is a bit more expensive than my previous turbo-Ferrari habit, but not too bad." - John Carmack

"The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it." - Leo Aikman

"I wanted to be a brain surgeon, but I had a bad habit of dropping things." - Gilbert Gottfried

"Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught." - Kin Hubbard

"Spending way too long worrying about what people think about me is a bad habit." - Sharon Horgan

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"Chaos breeds life; Order creates habit." - Henry Adams

"Habit is a form of exercise." - Elbert Hubbard

"Make curiosity a wonder-ful habit." - Chip Conley

"The solution is to ignore the bad habit and put your energy toward building a new habit that will override the old one." - Daniel Coyle

"The usual bad poem in somebody's Collected Works is a learned, mannered, valued habit, a habit a little more careful than, and little emptier than, brushing one's teeth." - Randall Jarrell

"A novel with a bad middle is a bad book. A bad ending is something I've just gotten in the habit of forgiving." - Lev Grossman

"Habit creates the appearance of justice; progress has no greater enemy than habit." - Jose Marti

"Cakes have such a terrible habit of turning out bad just when you especially want them to be good." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"A habit is good if it helps you achieve your goal; it is bad if it hinders your achievement." - Douglas Merrill

"See, a good habit makes a child a man, Whereas a bad one makes a man a beast." - John Webster

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

"That bad letters of every kind arise from want of the habit of thinking, I cannot doubt." - Mary Russell Mitford

"I have a bad habit, in the shows that I run, of killing off the people that I love." - Eric Kripke

"Make a habit to remember God in your perfectly beautiful days, because in bad days even atheists do remember Him!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form." - Andre Maurois

"Cakes have such a terrible habit of turning out bad just when you especially want them to be good." - L. M. Montgomery

"Laws had a bad habit of being ignored or abrogated when societal push came to totalitarian shove." - Dan Simmons

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form." - Andre Maurois

"I think, first of all, you know, Washington has a bad habit of a very short attention span." - Claire Mccaskill

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying." - Thomas Browne

"The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give." - Walt Whitman

"Habit is second nature, or rather . . . ten times nature." - William James

"Men submit from habit to everything that seeks power." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The habit of doing one's duty drives away fear." - Charles Baudelaire

"Habit is the second nature which destroys the first." - Blaise Pascal

"Art has the lovely habit of ruining all artistic theories." - Marcel Duchamp

"Excellence is a habit. You are what you repeatedly do." - Shaquille O'Neal

"You have proved it is a very moral habit." - Benjamin Disraeli

"nothing in life is more corroding than habit." - Gertrude Atherton

"Thinking is a habit, and like any other habit, it can be changed; it just takes effort and repetition." - John Eliot

"Habit is not mere subjugation, it is a tender tie; when one remembers habit it seems to have been happiness." - Elizabeth Bowen

"You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit." - David Ryan

"Habit is overcome by habit." - Thomas A Kempis

"To cure worry, spend fifteen minutes daily filling your mind full of God. Worry is just a very bad mental habit. You can change any habit with God's help." - Norman Vincent Peale

"I never have a bad night, bad day, bad moment." - Nina Hagen

"The Republicans have a habit of having three bad years and one good one, and the good one always happens to be election years." - Will Rogers

"I paint the way someone bites his fingernails; for me, painting is a bad habit because I don't know nor can I do anything else." - Pablo Picasso

"Maybe Himalayan climbing is just a bad habit, like smoking, of which one says with cavalier abandon, must give this up some day, before it kills me." - Greg Child

"Changing our decision sets up a bad habit. It reinforces decision-making as an expression of bewilderment and ignorance, instead of wisdom and freedom." - Sakyong Mipham

"But I wondered if all this kissing was a bad habit with him and me. The thing we did with our mouths instead of talking." - Gabrielle Zevin

"Nice,' I say, realizing only afterward that I've mimicked her, a bad habit of mine; I'm like one of those animals that imitates its predators to survive." - Melissa Bank

"You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs." - Mark Twain

"Obsessing on evil is boring. Rousing fear is a hackneyed shtick. Wallowing is despair is a bad habit. Indulging in cynicism is akin to committing a copycat crime." - Rob Brezsny

"People have a bad habit of blaming the victims. Damn Jews! If hadn't been for them the Nazis wouldn't have exterminated 'em all!" - Ward Churchill

"In the killing of animals there is cruelty, rage, and the accustoming of oneself to the bad habit of shedding innocent blood." - Joseph Albo

"At some point, being angry is just another bad habit, like smoking, and you keep poisoning yourself without thinking about it." - Jonathan Tropper

"There should be no such thing as a vice law. Every vice is only a bad habit, and the punishment is inherent in the act." - Doug Stanhope

"Many a bad habit is developed through overindulgence, and many a good one by chastisement; therefore, beat your son as well as your pupil; never indulge them." - Chanakya

"I can be impatient. But I don't think it's always a bad habit. Sometimes a little impatience can be a good thing. It keeps you motivated." - Brant Daugherty

"Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday." - Napoleon Hill

"Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing." - Joan Chen

"I have this really bad habit of doing things on the Internet and forgetting that the whole world is going to see it." - Maisie Williams

"Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy." - Napoleon Hill

"Sometimes when you've had a long series of disappointing things happen, you can get into the very bad habit of just expecting more of what you've already had." - Joyce Meyer

"Bad moments don't make bad mommas." - Lysa TerKeurst

"A fixed habit is supported by old, well-worn pathways in the brain. When you make conscious choices to change a habit, you create new pathways. At the same time, you strengthen the decision-making function of the cerebral cortex while diminishing the grip of the lower, instinctual brain. So without judging your habit, whether it feels like a good one or a bad one, take time to break the routine, automatic response that habit imposes." - Deepak Chopra

"I don't drink much and I smoke very little. I guess my only bad habit is robbing banks. Now you see, fellas, I ain't such a bad guy at heart." - John Dillinger

"How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life." - Jack Nicklaus

"Bad news flies fast." - Anne Bronte

"Only a habit can subdue another habit." - Og Mandino

"No particular motive for living, except the custom and habit of it." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery." - Khalil Gibran

"You become courageous by doing courageous acts...Courage is a habit." - Mary Daly

"Power is sweet; it is a drug, the desire for which increases with a habit." - Bertrand Russell

"Whether we're prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us." - Lucille Ball

"To quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast." - Sam Snead

"Talking about our problems is our greatest additction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys." - Rita Schiano

"An important species of pleasure, and therewith the source of morality, arises out of habit." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Philosophers are in the habit of setting themselves before life and experience." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The habit of being uniformly considerate towards others will bring increased happiness to you." - Grenville Kleiser

"Life never become a habit to me. It's always a marvel." - Katherine Mansfield

"The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do." - Thomas A Edison

"John Boehner will be the new speaker unless, out of habit, he blocks his own confirmation." - Stephen Colbert

"I don't need an alarm clock, for habit is the best alarm there is." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"When poison becomes a habit, it ceases to injure: make your soul gradually acquainted with death." - Saib Tabrizi

"Prevarication, like honesty, is reflexive, and soon becomes a sturdy habit, as reliable as truth." - Norman Mailer

"affection is a habit." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Character is inured habit." - Plutarch

"Habit is second nature." - Michel De Montaigne

"Everybody's got a habit." - Lillian Hellman

"Winning is a habit." - Leo Durocher

"Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Mankind has one great habit, a bad habit: To create rules on behalf of God! Unless A God appears on the sky and says 'Here are the rules,' do not take any rule serious! Remember that in this universe, there is no port that you can take refuge apart from the reason and the science!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"We have a high ceiling. We're still young. We're still learning coach's system and we're still learning how to play hard every night. I think that's been a bad habit of ours the last few years. It's a habit that's hard to shake, too. I think if we keep pushing, we'll be alright this season." - Andrew Bogut

"By playing at Chess then, we may learn: First: Foresight... Second: Circumspection... Third: Caution...And lastly, we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable chance, and that of persevering in the secrets of resources" - Benjamin Franklin

"By playing at Chess then, we may learn: First: Foresight... Second: Circumspection... Third: Caution...And lastly, we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable chance, and that of persevering in the secrets of resources" - Benjamin Franklin

"Everytime you feed the flesh, you strenghten it. This is good if you are trying to build a good habit, but detrimental if you are trying to stop a bad habit. The way to "kill the flesh" is to starve it; to stop feeding it." - Joyce Meyer

"I'm bad at a ton of things. I'm bad at sitting still. I'm bad at basketball. My worst habit is that while people are talking, I will already be thinking three other things. It's rude. Sometimes if the person is very in tune and they notice, they're like "Where are you right now?"" - Jennifer Lopez

"I have a bad habit of playing little emotional games with men. When they date me it's cool in the beginning, we do our thing in the first month, and then I send them on a rollercoaster ride to hell." - Jwoww

"One forms provisional theories and waits for time or fuller knowledge to explode them. A bad habit, Mr. Ferguson, but human nature is weak. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"All preachers of morality, as also all theologians have a bad habit in common: all of them try to persuade man that he is very ill, and that a severe, final, radical cure is necessary." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring. Cynicism is idiotic. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Receptivity is a superpower." - Rob Brezsny

"Quitting smoking can be a very good test of ones character. Pass the test and you will have accomplished so much more than just get rid of one bad habit" - Abraham Maslow

"It was magic, I felt the bond between us. She was a jelly to my peanuts, Mars to Venus, The Earth to my sun, moon and stars, We added up mathematically... It's like I had a bad habit, B!" - Ghostface Killah

"I don't know if this sounds bad, but I am set. I don't spend my money. I don't buy cars or have an expensive drug habit. The only thing I've ever bought with the money I've made is my house." - CM Punk

"The major thing that holds you back when you're trying to change a bad habit like eating, smoking, or drinking too much is your belief you are out of control." - Dan Ariely

"Cuban cigars is a big expense because I do smoke a lot of them, eight to 12 a day, so that would be almost as bad as a cocaine habit, a hundred bucks a day." - Kinky Friedman

"I remember someone said to me, "Beware of instant chemistry with people, because a lot of time it's the recognition of something familiar," and for people who have a habit of getting into unhealthy relationships, that's usually a bad thing." - Gillian Jacobs

"When you give people who are being financially responsible money, you are enabling them to continue a bad habit. So you are actually helping by saying, "Love you but no."" - Michelle Singletary

"We've gotten into the bad habit of overlegislating. I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed." - Jesse Ventura

"You got to be real with yourself and not just let yourself pass on things that tend to become a bad habit. Make sure you stay on top of practicing well and preparing the way you always do." - Champ Bailey

"The fact is, you have fallen lately, Cecily, into a bad habit of thinking for yourself. You should give it up. It is not quite womanly.... Men don't like it." - Oscar Wilde

"As a rule, I think they are quite impossible. Geniuses talk so much, don't they? Such a bad habit! And they are always thinking about themselves, when I want them to be thinking about me." - Oscar Wilde

"Of offering more than what I can deliver, I have a bad habit, it is true. But I have to offer more than I can deliver, To be able to deliver what I do." - Ken Kesey

"Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop." - Roshon Fegan

"Rehearsing failure is simply a bad habit, not a productive use of your time. When you choose to visualize the path that works, you're more likely to shore it up and create an environment where it can take place." - Seth Godin

"If the moral good of fiction stems mainly from a habit of mind it inculcates in the reader, styles are neither good nor bad, and to describe some fictional enterprises as false is pointless." - Mary Gordon

"I can't stop biting my nails. It's a bad habit of mine. I like anything to do with math and numbers. I know a lot of people don't like geometry, but for me it's fun." - Khleo

"After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases." - Mickey Mantle



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