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"Thoughts become actions, actions become habits, habits become our character, and our character becomes our destiny." - James Hunter

"Habits change into character." - Ovid

"Thoughts lead to acts, acts lead to habits, habits lead to character - and our character will determine our eternal destiny." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Good character consists of knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing the good habits of the mind, habits of the heart, and habits of action." - Thomas Lickona

"Never say any man is hopeless, because he only represents a character, a bundle of habits, which can be checked by new and better ones. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character." - Swami Vivekananda

"Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny." - Tryon Edwards

"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." - Tryon Edwards

"Our actions, habits, character, and future are most definitely affected by our thoughts." - Elizabeth George

"Watch your habits, they determine your character." - Winston Churchill

"Character is the sum of one's good habits (virtues) and bad habits (vices). These habits mark us and affect the ways in which we respond to life's events and challenges. Our character is our profile of habits and dispositions to act in certain ways." - Thomas Lickona

"We sow our thoughts and reap our actions. We sow our actions and reap our habits. We sow our habits and reap our character. We sow our character, and we reap our destiny." - Anonymous

"Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny." - Henry Hancock

"Your character is your accumulation of your thoughts, habits and priorities on a day-to-day basis." - Nick Saban

"Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character." - Vince Lombardi

"Our character is basically a composite of our habits." - Stephen Covey

"Thought-habits can harden into character. So watch your thoughts." - Gautama Buddha

"Your character is the harvest of your habits." - Adrian Rogers

"Men are not to be judged by their looks, habits, and appearances; but by the character of their lives and conversations, and by their works." - Roger L'Estrange

"Character refers to dispositions and habits that determine the way that person normally responds to desires, fears, challenges, opportunities, failures and successes." - Michael Josephson

"A person is said to have good character when their habits, dispositions and conduct reflect a deep commitment to ethical virtues and moral principles." - Michael Josephson

"Babies are born with neither good nor bad character. Normal people - as they grow, learn and are trained - develop better or worse dispositions and habits of conduct." - Edwin J Delattre

"Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play." - Clair Bee

"Acts of virtue ripen into habits; and the goodly and permanent result is the formation or establishment of a virtuous character." - Thomas Chalmers

"A good character, good habits, and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all the ill-luck that fools ever dreamed of." - Joseph Addison

"My character - and for that matter my worst habits - could only be described by someone else. You can't open a box with the crowbar inside it." - Terry Pratchett

"Good habits are not made on birthdays, nor Christian character at the new year. The workshop of character is everyday life. The uneventful and commonplace hour is where the battle is lost or won." - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"Good habits are developed in the workshops of our daily lives. It is not in the great moments of test and trial that character is built. That is only when it is displayed. The habits that direct our lives and form our character are fashioned in the often uneventful, commonplace routine of life." - Delbert L. Stapley

"Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that... and I think I am fine." - Margaret Thatcher

"Old habits are strong and jealous." - Dorothea Brande

"It is not the organs-that is, the character and form of the animal's bodily parts-that have given rise to its habits and particular structures. It is the habits and manner of life and the conditions in which its ancestors lived that have in the course of time fashioned its bodily form, its organs and qualities." - Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

"Remember that your character is the sum total of your habits." - Rick Warren

"The habits of feeling, action and judgment that comprise good character depend on personal self-discipline and powerful aspiration to become a good person, all of which must be drawn from within." - Edwin J Delattre

"Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live." - Cicero

"Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep, for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter." - Edwin Paxton Hood

"Habits are formed, not at one stroke, but gradually and insensibly; so that, unless vigilant care be employed, a great change may come over the character without our being conscious of any." - Richard Whately

"Every day, every hour, the parents are either passively or actively forming those habits in their children upon which, more than upon anything else, future character and conduct depend..." - Charlotte Mason

"Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter." - Paxton Hood

"I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen." - Ben Kingsley

"All of us have schnozzles... if not in our faces, then in our character, minds or habits. When we admit our schnozzles, instead of defending them, we begin to laugh, and the world laughs with us." - Jimmy Durante

"Old habits are hard to forget, and old fears are habits." - Raymond E Feist

"People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures." - F. Matthias Alexander

"The universe does not have laws. It has habits. And habits can be broken." - Tom Robbins

"Habits are changed by practicing new behaviors, and this is true for mental habits as well." - Wayne Dyer

"Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding." - Harvey Mackay

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." - John Dryden

"I think if you stop bad habits, and you stop long enough, you develop good habits." - Jordan Knight

"We are born with a potential for good character - and for the dispositions and habits that make up bad or weak character. Because we are born in ignorance of moral ideals, however, we must be instructed or trained if we are to achieve a good second nature." - Edwin J Delattre

"Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny." - Frank Jackson

"Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny." - Anonymous

"I wouldn't say I've changed my mind. I changed some of my natural habits, some of my natural character." - Kurt Masur

"Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character." - Stephen Covey

"I will form good habits and become their slaves." - Og Mandino

"Habits are like submarines; they run silent and deep." - Denis Waitley

"Take something away, and your habits become clear." - Jen Hatmaker

"Success is determined by your daily choices and habits" - Rick Pitino

"Make good habits and they will make you." - Parks Cousins

"A man may have no bad habits and have worse" - Mark Twain

"With constant repetition and reinforcement, new habits are easily formed." - Marshall Sylver

"Habits grow from obtaining knowledge, attitude and skills." - Bill Capodagli

"Morals being mostly only social habits and circumstantial necessities." - George Bernard Shaw

"Things start out as hopes and end up as habits." - Lillian Hellman

"I had to create some good work habits and attitude." - S Truett Cathy

"Age, habits of business and experience have modified many characters." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I have the same friends and the same bad habits." - Nate Silver

"I'm not a politician and my other habits are good." - Charles Farrar Browne

"Bad habits: easy to develop and hard to live with. Good habits: hard to develop and easy to live with." - Orrin Woodward

"The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones." - Steven Pressfield

"You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future." - Abdul Kalam

"The enemy of forming new habits is past behaviors, and research suggests that old habits die hard.
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"Dialogue is character and character is plot." - George V

"Attitude produces character, and character produces hope." - Mark Burnett

"Character isn't what we think it is or, rather, what we want it to be. It isn't a stable, easily identifiable set of closely related traits, and it only seems that way because of a glitch in the way our brains are organized. Character is more like a bundle of habits and tendencies and interests, loosely bound together and dependent, at certain times, on circumstance and context." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm. Something of 'the image of Christ' must be seen and observed by others in our private life, and habits, and character, and doings." - J C Ryle

"Modern schools and universities push students into habits of depersonalized learning, alienation from nature and sexuality, obedience to hierarchy, fear of authority, self-objectification, and chilling competitiveness. These character traits are the essence of the twisted personality-type of modern industrialism. They are precisely the character traits needed to maintain a social system that is utterly out of touch with nature, sexuality and real human needs." - Arthur Evans

"Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will. They have built all the roads, cities and machines in the world, written all the books, spoken all the words, and, in fact done everything that man has accomplished with matter. Character might be a sense defined as a plexus of motor habits." - G Stanley Hall

"The time which passes over our heads so imperceptibly makes the same gradual change in habits, manners and character, as in personal appearance. At the revolution of every five years we find ourselves another and yet the same;-there is a change of views, and no less of the light in which we regard them; a change of motives as well as of action." - Walter Scott

"What could an unsanctified man do in Heaven, if by any chance he got there? Let that question be fairly looked in the face and fairly answered. No man can possibly be happy in a place where he is not in his element and where all around him is not congenial to his tastes, habits and character." - J C Ryle

"Though I still turn up my coat-collar in a lonely way and am always looking at myself in mirrors, they're only habits and give no clue at all to my character, whatever that is. The most difficult performance in the world is acting naturally isn't it? Everything else is artful." - Angela Carter

"Though I still turn up my coat-collar in a lonely way and am always looking at myself in mirrors, they"re only habits and give no clue at all to my character, whatever that is. The most difficult performance in the world is acting naturally is' it? Everything else is artful." - Angela Carter

"I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings and strictly honest, who complained of hard luck. A good character, good habits and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all ill-luck that fools ever dreamed." - Joseph Addison

"Memory is knowledge; character is the box of values and habits in which our knowledge knocks around. People with a lot of knowledge thrown together in a box that encourages social intercourse and experimentation tend to come up with good ideas, which are the engine of change. Think of Silicon Valley in California, or Oxbridge in the United Kingdom." - William Thorsell

"Many Christians were suddenly prepared to look at traditional methods of spiritual formation. They could not help but see that spiritual growth and vitality stem from what we actually do with our lives, from the habits we form, and from the character that results." - Dallas Willard

"My advice is: to try and stay really true to the things that make YOU laugh, as opposed to trying to create a character that you think is funny. Some comedians get into bad habits when they are trying to create something that is not them, and they are trying to write a voice that isn't their true voice." - Dane Cook

"To point out the importance of circumspection in your conduct, it may be proper to observe that a good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous." - George Washington

"... what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of freewill, is the conviction that we have real power over the formation of our own character; that our will, by influencing some of our circumstances, can modify our future habits or capabilities of willing." - John Stuart Mill

"We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot save ourselves nor sanctify ourselves, God does that; but God will not give us good habits, He will not give us character, He will not make us walk aright. We have to do all that ourselves..." - Oswald Chambers

"Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on their guard. It is in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others and denies nothing to itself." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"John Burroughs has stated that experimental study of animals in captivity is absolutely useless. Their character, their habits, their appetites undergo a complete transformation when torn from their soil in field and forest. With human nature caged in a narrow space, whipped daily into submission, how can we speak of its potentialities?" - Emma Goldman

"You must have the strength to discipline yourselves so that you can accomplish your goals and enhance your natural strengths. Habits of self-discipline formed while you are young will become part of the makeup of your character for the rest of your lives." - James E Faust

"One's character is one's habitual way of behaving. We all have patterns of behavior or habits, and often we are quite unaware of them. When Socrates urged us to Know thyself, he clearly was directing us to come to know our habitual ways of responding to the world around us." - Thomas Lickona

"Our words reveal our thoughts; our manners mirror our self-esteem; our actions reflect our character; our habits predict the future." - William Arthur Ward

"Does character develop over time? In novels, of course it does: otherwise there wouldn't be much of a story. But in life? I sometimes wonder. Our attitudes and opinions change, we develop new habits and eccentricities; but that's something different, more like decoration. Perhaps character resembles intelligence, except that character peaks a little later: between twenty and thirty, say. And after that, we're just stuck with what we've got. We're on our own. If so, that would explain a lot of lives, wouldn't it? And also - if this isn't too grand a word - our tragedy." - Julian Barnes

"Basically, morphic fields are fields of habit, and they've been set up through habits of thought, through habits of activity, and through habits of speech. Most of our culture is habitual..." - Rupert Sheldrake

"When we consciously and deliberately develop new and better habits, our self image tends to outgrow the old habits and grow into the new pattern." - Maxwell Maltz

"Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts." - Mortimer Adler

"It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions." - Frederick William Robertson

"People allow themselves to be slaves of their bad habits and society's bad habits - but they have free will, and if they wish to be free they can." - Peace Pilgrim

"It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions." - Frederick William Roberts

"It's habits that can imprison you and it's habits that can free you. But when thanks to God becomes a habit - so joy in God becomes your life." - Ann Voskamp

"Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all." - G. I. Gurdjieff

"The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy." - George W Bush

"Choose to make up for what you lack in innate ability with discipline, hard work, and good habits. Become a creature of champion habits." - Darren Hardy

"Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all." - George Gurdjieff

"Education can help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. Teaching students to make healthy decisions can improve habits now and instill healthy eating habits for a lifetime." - Matt Cartwright

"The Boomers have modeled a set of bad habits, and one grand gesture is not going to unwind all those bad habits." - Eric Liu

"Invariably will you find perseverance exemplified as the radical principle in every truly great character. It facilitates, perfects, and consolidates the execution of the plan conceived, and renders profitable its results when attained. By continuing to advance steadily in the same way, light constantly increases, obstacles disappear, efficient habits are confirmed, experience is acquired, the use of the best means is reduced to easy action, and success becomes more sure." - Elias Lyman Magoon

"Every man had his personal habits, passions, and impulses toward goodness, beauty, and truth." - Leo Tolstoy

"Habits are where our lives and careers and bodies are made." - Seth Godin

"In life, new thoughts and ideas always clash with the old world order and habits." - Hannes Holm

"We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex." - Marilu Henner

"It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived." - Henry Fielding

"Habits are critical for players. They cannot think and play well at the same time." - Don Meyer

"I am not a politician, and my other habits are good, also." - Artemas Ward

"The companionship of a secret is often corruptive to good habits, such as sleep and appetite." - Marjorie Benton Cooke

"The habits and language of clandestinity can intoxicate even its own practitioners." - William Colby

"Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back" - Sophia Amoruso

"You do' create your future. You create your daily habits, and they create your future." - Randy Gage

"Come on Canada, it's time to kick our bad habits and get into shape!" - David Suzuki

"You don't create your future. You create your daily habits, and they create your future." - Randy Gage

"What greater work is there than training the mind and forming the habits of the young?" - Saint John Chrysostom

"Ironically, some of our most stubborn habits and disorders are products of our plasticity." - Norman Doidge

"Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits." - Twyla Tharp

"You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits, and suffer contradictions." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Divorce is born of perverted morals and leads to vicious habits." - Pope Leo XIII

"You don't create your future. You create your daily habits, and they create your future." - Randy Gage

"If we don't progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude." - Dan Gable

"Opportunity is all around us, but we have beliefs and habits that block it." - Paul Buchheit

"Despair leads to boredom, electronic games, computer hacking, poetry and other bad habits." - Edward Abbey

"It is necessary to shed old ideas, habits, opinions and even companions sometimes." - Marlo Morgan

"Your mind and habits will create either barriers or bridges to a better future." - Al Siebert

"People develop their health habits when they're kids, and that carries through their whole life." - Maria Rodale

"I am not a politician, and my other habits are good, also." - Artemus Ward

"Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding and softens the heart." - John Adams

"The organization will always mirror the behavior, habits, attitude, mindset and pace of the leader." - Darren Hardy

"Hook Model, - trigger, action, variable reward, and investment - hooks form habits.
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"Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart" - John Adams

"We are the sum of our actions, and therefore our habits make all the difference." - Aristotle

"It is easier to prevent thistles and habits than to uproot them." - Austin O'Malley

"The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits." - Albert Camus

"There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females." - Ezra Cornell

"Where can I find a man governed by reason instead of habits and urges?" - Khalil Gibran

"The facts we see depend on where we are placed and the habits of our eyes." - Walter Lippmann

"The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance." - Honore De Balzac

"Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive." - Catherine Helen Spence

"My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title." - Layne Staley

"Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits." - Twyla Tharp

"Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty." - Jean De La Bruyere

"I am not a politician, and my other habits air good." - Charles Farrar Browne

"Adversity builds character and character takes you places money can't." - Ti



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