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Habits Of Attention Quotes


"In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits." - Robert Hall

"Habits of close attention, thinking heads, Become more rare as dissipation spreads, Till authors hear at length one general cry Tickle and entertain us, or we die!" - William Cowper

"Put your attention on happiness by practicing the Happiness Habits each day." - Marci Shimoff

"Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters." - Eric Schlosser

"Habits are one of the ways the brain learns complex behaviors. Neuroscientists believe habits give us the ability to focus our attention on other things by storing automatic responses in the basal ganglia, an area of the brain associated with involuntary actions.
" - Hooked

"You have to have really wide reading habits and pay attention to the news and just everything that's going on in the world: you need to. If you get this right, then the writing is a piece of cake." - Terry Pratchett

"Habits of prayer need careful cultivation." - F.B. Meyer

"Life is but a collection of habits." - Ida Tarbell

"Habits are the shorthand of behavior." - Julie Henderson

"Habits are qualities of the soul." - Ibn Khaldun

"...habits are happiness of a sort..." - Randall Jarrell

"We are mere bundles of habits." - William James

"habits are happiness of a sort..." - Randall Jarrell

"I think of empathy as a set of cumulative effects, ideally - that it can be a force shaping your habits, shaping where you put your attention and then - if you're hard on yourself, in good ways - pushing you to translate that attention into action, on whatever scale." - Leslie Jamison

"Attention! Attention! Attention! Thou art aware of the situation!" - Zack Ryder

"To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models." - Jack Canfield

"Successful people form habits that feed their success, instead of habits that feed their failure." - Jeff Olson

"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

"The habits of the West in terms of consumption." - Bill Mckibben

"We despair of changing the habits of men, still we would alter institutions, the habits of millions of men." - George Iles

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

"Your habits will determine your quality of life." - Denis Waitley

"Fingers get habits - have memories of their own." - Anne Bosworth Greene

"Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life." - Gretchen Rubin

"Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought." - John C Maxwell

"Convention is another name for the habits of society." - Rosamond Lehmann

"Habits are a function of your subconscious mind." - Marshall Sylver

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

"Don't let any of your good habits get boring." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"A large part of virtue consists in good habits." - William Paley

"Marriage is the learning of someone else's habits." - Laurel Lea

"Philosophy is the replacement of category-habits by category-disciplines." - Gilbert Ryle

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

"I suppose you inevitably fall into habits of expression." - Seamus Heaney

"You get into habits. Ways of being with certain people." - Carol Rifka Brunt

"Other nations of different habits are not enemies: they are godsends. Men require of their neighbours something sufficiently akin to be understood, something sufficiently different to provoke attention, and something great enough to command admiration. We must not expect, however, all the virtues." - Alfred North Whitehead

"It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention to their rights and their wants which is consistent with the habits of our Government and the feelings of our people." - Andrew Jackson

"So with the man who has daily inured himself to habits of concentrated attention, energetic volition, and self-denial in unnecessary things. He will stand like a tower when everything rocks around him, and when his softer fellow-mortals are winnowed like chaff in the blast." - William James

"We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found." - Sharon Salzberg

"Your actions become your habits. Don't let yourself make a pattern of slipups or they'll become habits!" - Denise Austin

"The enemy of forming new habits is past behaviors, and research suggests that old habits die hard.
" - Hooked

"Your own attention is important, not the attention of others or your attention on others." - Nirmala Srivastava

"No occupation is more worthy of an intelligent and enlightened mind, than the study of Nature and natural objects; and whether we labour to investigate the structure and function of the human system, whether we direct our attention to the classification and habits of the animal kingdom, or prosecute our researches in the more pleasing and varied field of vegetable life, we shall constantly find some new object to attract our attention, some fresh beauties to excite our imagination, and some previously undiscovered source of gratification and delight." - Joseph Paxton

"Attention pays attention to a lot of things, but when attention pays attention to attention, then there is a stillness, and that stillness introduces you to your Self." - Mooji

"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

"Habits of thought lead us to brush aside descriptions of cruelty to animals as emotional, for "animal-lovers only"; or if not that, then anyway the problem is so trivial in comparison to the problems of human beings that no sensible person could give it time and attention. This too is a prejudice - for how can one know that a problem is trivial until one has taken the time to examine its extent?" - Peter Singer

"As for fowling, during the last years that I carried a gun my excuse was that I was studying ornithology, and sought only new or rare birds. But I confess that I am now inclined to think that there is a finer way of studying ornithology than this. It requires so much closer attention to the habits of the birds, that, if for that reason only, I have been willing to omit the gun." - Henry David Thoreau

"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

"Good judges develop certain habits of mind. One of those habits of mind is the habit of delaying reaching conclusions until everything has been considered." - Samuel Alito

"Our brains have evolved over millennia to help us figure out how things work. Once we understand causal relationships, we retain that information in memory. Our habits are simply the brain's ability to quickly retrieve the appropriate behavioral response to a routine or process we have already learned. Habits help us conserve our attention for other things while we go about the tasks we can perform with little or no conscious thought. However, when something breaks the cause-and-effect pattern we've come to expect - when we encounter something outside the norm - we suddenly become aware of it again.[72] Novelty sparks our interest, makes us pay attention, and - like babies encountering friendly dogs for the first time - we seem to love it.
" - Hooked

"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

"The habits of a young man are, like his coat, removable; the habits of an old man are like the drapery of a statue." - Austin O'Malley

"I enrolled at a local college, but this time paid attention to myself - took only courses that really interested me, even if they weren't in sequence; kept out of classes with people I knew from high school, because I tended to act like the class clown around them; selected teachers by their teaching style - until I could build up my study habits. I ended up graduating with a 3.97 GPA and got into Harvard for my doctorate." - L. Todd Rose

"I know I'm not perfect at giving my body what it needs to refuel after a run. Recognizing my bad habits has helped me pay more attention to what I eat. I have been known to rush through my day without making nutrition a priority, so I work hard to prepare healthy snacks in advance of my runs and while the kids are at school." - Summer Sanders

"To learn new habits is everything, for it is to reach the substance of life. Life is but a tissue of habits." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"For as good habits of the people require good laws to support them, so laws, to be observed, need good habits on the part of the people." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"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 way the Americans behaved created among the South Vietnamese a lot of habits, a lot of bad habits I would say." - Bui Diem

"In the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you." - Steve Jobs

"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

"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

"Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you've got him" - Bill Russell

"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

"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

"Virtually everything we do in life is a matter of habit. Habits make us who we are. Why not change your habits to better your life?" - Jack Lalanne

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

"I am the source of my own suffering, because of the habits of my mind." - Dalai Lama

"The habit of expressing loosely organized opinions is one of the most destructive of habits." - Napoleon Hill

"Attention is the currency of leadership." - Ronald A. Heifetz

"Pay attention to the sound of words." - David Farland

"Attention is the beginning of devotion." - Mary Oliver

"Attention is the opium of the people" - Fred Ross

"Knowledge is the harvest of attention" - Charles Olson

"I love being the center of attention." - John Mayer

"We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It is your own habits of thinking which give you mastery in any field of achievement" - David Wolfe

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

"Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of" - Tom Holt

"Habits are products of our choice; we are what we make of ourselves." - E. W. Kenyon

"My working habits are simple: long periods of thinking, short periods of writing." - Ernest Hemingway

"There are no laws of nature; there are habits of nature." - David Wolfe

"A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats." - Anonymous

"Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats." - Douglas Busch

"The American automobile has changed the habits of every member of modern society." - Raymond Loewy

"The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past." - Matt Blunt

"Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work." - Clarence Darrow

"Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of." - Tom Holt

"Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Winning becomes easier over time as the cornerstones of confidence become habits." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Ancestral habits of mind can be constricting; they also confer one's individuality." - Bharati Mukherjee

"Books form in us habits of thought which shall live forever with us." - Julia McNair Wright

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

"Simple, consistent good habits lead to a life full of bountiful blessings." - Richard G Scott

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

"Drawing teaches habits of close observation that will always be useful." - Susanna Clarke

"Good habits, imperceptibly fixed, are far preferable to the precepts of reason." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"I believe long habits of virtue have a sensible effect on the countenance." - Benjamin Franklin

"Don't expect the theatre to satisfy the habits of its audience, but to change them." - Bertolt Brecht

"No sausage?" he asked. Apparently my pork consumption habits were a matter of public record." - Maureen Johnson

"As we learn to speak from the heart we are changing the habits of a lifetime." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Hunger makes everything sweet except itself, for want is the teacher of habits." - Antiphanes Of Macedonia

"The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits." - Bruce Lee

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

"The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits." - Vilna Gaon

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

"Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes." - Hannah More

"Poor eating habits developed at an early age lead to a lifetime of real health consequences." - Richard Codey

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

"A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half." - Ann Landers

"Life is habit. Or rather life is a succession of habits." - Samuel Beckett

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

"All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits." - William James

"Coming from the University of Miami, I developed really good study habits." - Jonathan Vilma

"Youth is the seed time of good habits, as well in nations as in individuals." - Thomas Paine

"Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes." - Hannah More

"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

"Forming habits is imperative for the survival of many products.
" - Hooked

"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

"The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties." - Abigail Adams

"Don't live so that your children go unled because of habits that leave you uninspired." - Boyd K. Packer

"Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing." - Holbrook Jackson

"Poor eating habits developed at an early age lead to a lifetime of real health consequences." - Richard J Codey

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

"Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings." - Evan Esar

"Some habits of ineffectiveness are rooted in our social conditioning toward quick-fix, short-term thinking." - Stephen Covey

"It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all of your annoying habits are gone." - Merrill Markoe

"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

"Providentially, learned habits can be unlearned, especially in the context of moral groups." - Michael Shermer

"The habits of the American consumer are changing; that's a reality." - Linda Wells

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

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

"Five Great Habits for Better Relationships: acceptance (smile each time), appreciation (say thank you to everyone), admiration (compliment people on their appearance or clothing, etc.), approval (praise immediately, specifically and repeatedly), and attention (be a good listener)." - Brian Tracy

"My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits." - Eric Allin Cornell

"In the opening stage of most careers any attention is what you want, any attention is good attention, even if it's bad attention." - Robert Greene

"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

"In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is - I will form good habits and become their slave." - Og Mandino

"But you go to a great school, not for knowledge so much as for arts and habits; for the habit of attention, for the art of expression, for the art of assuming at a moment's notice a new intellectual posture, for the art of entering quickly into another person's thoughts, for the habit of submitting to censure and refutation, for the art of indicating assent or dissent in graduated terms, for the habit of regarding minute points of accuracy, for the habit of working out what is possible in a given time, for taste, for discrimination, for mental courage and mental soberness." - William Johnson Cory

"Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory." - Richard Whately

"It's funny how strangers can pass in front of you every day and all you see is a flat shadow, a vague outline, not noticing any of the details. They move in a gray crowd, always looking the same and acting the same, simple caricatures of who they really are, but once you get to know them, you notice the specific, tiniest things, you pay attention to the intricacies of their personalities, their habits and particular ways of walking and talking, the subtle changes in their appearance and dress." - Gregory Galloway

"Liberty can change habits." - George W Bush

"Pursuits become habits." - Ovid

"Habits change into character." - Ovid

"You don't pay attention man/that's why your money is the size of your attention span." - J Dilla

"You do' pay attention man/that's why your money is the size of your attention span." - J Dilla

"People hunger for more attention. Full attention will be the aphrodisiac of the future." - Linda Stone

"Those who see what's obvious aren't necessarily brighter than others. They're just more likely to observe that the emperor is naked. Like children, they see what's actually there. Their perceptions are less clouded by belief systems, taboos, habits of thought. One responsibility of management-an important one-is to call attention to the invisible obvious, pointing it out as a child does (sometimes to the embarrassment of adults). Doing so also requires supporting employees who take that risk, too, and other risks as well." - Richard Farson

"And habits are hell's own substitute for good intentions. Habits are the ruin of ambition, of initiative , of imagination. They're the curse of marriage and the after-bane of death." - Dorothy Dunnett



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