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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

"The arts develop skills and habits of mind that are important for workers in the new economy of ideas." - Alan Greenspan

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

"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions." - Darren L Johnson

"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions." - Darren Johnson

"Education, in its highest sense, is conscious training of mind or body to act unconsciously. It is conscious formation of mental habits, not mere acquisition of information." - William George Jordan

"The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the experts, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all possibilities." - Shunryu Suzuki

"We need to break free from the habits of mind and behavior, to discover the possibilities of who we can become." - Larry Brooks

"Matter is merely mind deadened by the development of habit to the point where the breaking up of these habits is very difficult." - Rupert Sheldrake

"Man is the broken giant, and in all his weakness both his body and his mind are invigorated by habits of conversation with nature." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness." - Anonymous

"I believe that a healthy lifestyle isn't just a regular exercise routine or your eating habits, but a synergy of a healthy mind and body." - Theo Rossi

"I have a good mind not to take Aloysius to Venice. I don't want him to meet a lot of horrid Italian bears and pick up bad habits." - Evelyn Waugh

"Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions." - Agatha Christie

"Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities." - Bertrand Russell

"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

"The book, I think, like the map before it, like the clock, created or help create a revolution in the human mind in the way our habits of mind and ultimately the way we use our brains." - Nicholas G. Carr

"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

"Every nation, every race, has not only its own creative, but its own critical turn of mind; and is even more oblivious of the shortcomings and limitations of its critical habits than of those of its creative genius." - T S Eliot

"Education has no more serious responsibility than the making of adequate provision for enjoyment of recreative leisure not only for the sake of immediate health, but for the sake of its lasting effect upon the habits of the mind." - John Dewey

"Democracy is a difficult art of government, demanding of its citizens high ratios of courage and literacy, and at the moment we lack both the necessary habits of mind and a sphere of common reference." - Lewis H Lapham

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

"The only way we could remember would be by constant re-reading, for knowledge unused tends to drop out of mind. Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything." - Henry Hazlitt

"We need a repeated discipline, a genuine training, in order to let go of our old habits of mind and to find and sustain a new way of seeing." - Jack Kornfield

"Tithing isn't the ceiling of giving; it's the floor. It's not the finish line of giving; it's just the starting blocks. Tithes can be the training wheels to launch us into the mind-set, skills, and habits of grace giving." - Randy Alcorn

"I know how people are, with their habits of mind. Most will sail through from cradle to grave with a conscience clean as snow...I know people. Most have no earthly notion of the price of a snow-white conscience." - Barbara Kingsolver

"All acts suppose certain dispositions, and habits of mind and heart, which may be in themselves states of enjoyment or of wretchedness, and which must be fruitful in other consequences besides those particular acts." - John Stuart Mill

"I had learnt from experience that many false opinions may be exchanged for true ones, without in the least altering the habits of mind of which false opinions are made." - John Stuart Mill

"I doubt very much if Mao would ever command great respect from the intellectual elite of China, perhaps not entirely because he has an extraordinary mind, but because he has the personal habits of a peasant." - Edgar Snow

"Luck, good or bad, is the invisible play of mind upon affairs, the effect of mental aptitudes and habits which are not in sight, but which work and bring forth their due issues." - James Vila Blake

"I think we acquire habits of mind when we're little, and I lived in the future because I was always imagining being a grown-up, when I could get out." - Gloria Steinem

"Movies are one of the bad habits that have corrupted our century. They have slipped into the American mind more misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade." - Ben Hecht

"You can live with victory over the desires of your flesh. Habits, attitudes, desires, worries, and dissipation must yield as you exercise authority over your mind, emotions, and will." - Adrian Rogers

"All the principles which religion teaches, and all the habits which it forms, are favorable to strength of mind. It will be found that whatever purifies fortifies also the heart." - Hugh Blair

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." - Albert Einstein

"The 'absorbent mind' welcomes everything, puts its hope in everything, accepts poverty equally with wealth, adopts any religion and the prejudices and habits of its countrymen, incarnating all in itself. This is the child!" - Maria Montessori

"The "absorbent mind" welcomes everything, puts its hope in everything, accepts poverty equally with wealth, adopts any religion and the prejudices and habits of its countrymen, incarnating all in itself. This is the child!" - Maria Montessori

"#12;Needless fear and panic over disease and misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance, poise and real courage." - Elie Metchnikoff

"The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind." - Francis Wright

"My life - my personality, my habits, even my speech - is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind" - Andy Andrews

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." - Albert Einstein

"The chances of a person breaking through their own habits and sloth and limited mind to actually write something that gets out there and matters to people are slim." - George Saunders

"The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind." - Frances Wright

"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

"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

"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.
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"The practice of Zen mind is beginner's mind. The innocence of the first inquiry-what am I?-is needed throughout Zen practice. The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities. It is the kind of mind which can see things as they are, which step by step and in a flash can realize the original nature of everything." - Shunryu Suzuki

"A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading. It would incline the mind to notice natural phenomena, and to reason upon them. It would occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and inspire a sweet and gentle enthusiasm; maintain simplicity of taste; and ... unfold in the heart an enlarged, unstraightened, ardent piety." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It is only the dull, sleepy mind that creates and clings to habit. A mind that is attentive from moment to moment - attentive to what it is saying, attentive to the movement of its hands, of its thoughts, of its feelings - will discover that the formation of further habits has come to an end." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Happiness is the choice I make today. It does not rest on my circumstances, but on my frame of mind. I surrender to God any emotional habits that lead me down the path of unhappiness, and pray for guidance in shifting my thoughts. In cultivating the habits of happiness, I attract the people and situations that match its frequency. I smile more often, give praise more often, give thanks more often, and am glad more often. For such is my choice today." - Marianne Williamson

"We're worn into grooves by Time-by our habits. In the end, these grooves are going to show whether we've been second rate or champions, each in his way in dispatching the affairs of every day. By choosing our habits, we determine the grooves into which Time will wear us; and these are grooves that enrich our lives and make for ease of mind, peace, happiness - achievement." - Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.

"We live with many thoughts, emotions, and habits, but at the same time we have other eyes, another mind capable of watching all of these things. Those who practice self-cultivation find that mind; they live with it and they die with it." - Ilchi Lee

"Where the habits are simple, and the mind truly elevated, then is society in the best state..." - Mary Martha Sherwood

"Your hands are like dogs, going to the same places they've been. You have to be careful when playing is no longer in the mind but in the fingers, going to happy places. You have to break them of their habits or you don't explore; you only play what is confident and pleasing. I'm learning to break those habits by playing instruments I know absolutely nothing about, like a bassoon or a waterphone." - Tom Waits

"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

"It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed... The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues." - Abigail Adams

"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

"Movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century. Of their many sins, I offer as the worst their effect on the intellectual side of the nation. It is chiefly from that viewpoint I write of them - as an eruption of trash that has lamed the American mind and retarded Americans from becoming a cultured people." - Ben Hecht

"Excellence is never granted to man but as the reward of labor. It argues no small strength of mind to persevere in habits of industry without the pleasure of perceiving those advances, which, like the hand of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation." - Joshua Reynolds

"The movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century.Of their many sins, I offer as the worst their effect on the intellectual side of the nation. It is chiefly from that viewpoint I write of them - as an eruption of trash that has lamed the American mind and retarded Americans from becoming a cultured people." - Ben Hecht

"There is one disadvantage which the man of philosophical habits of mind suffers, as compared with the man of action. While he is taking an enlarged and rational view of the matter before him, he lets his chance slip through his fingers." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The origins of the modern West are often seen in the Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, but the roots of the Enlightenment can be found in habits of mind cultivated in Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem, and the institutions that grew from them." - Ibn Warraq

"It is probable that there is no one thing that it is of eminent importance for a child to learn. The true object of juvenile education, is to provide, against the age of five and twenty, a mind well regulated, active, and prepared to learn. Whatever will inspire habits of industry and observation, will sufficiently answer this purpose." - William Godwin

"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

"Recognizing that the power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind, I will exercise daily when I need the urge to act for any purpose; and I will form habits designed to bring the power of my will into action at least once daily." - Bruce Lee

"The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions, for life is a kind of chess." - Benjamin Franklin

"In the end, we must restore a balance within ourselves between who we are and what we are doing. Each of us must take a greater personal responsibility for this deteriorating global environment; each of us must take a hard look at the habits of mind and action that reflect - and have led to - this grave crisis." - Al Gore

"With the best intentions, the job of acting can become a display of accumulated bad habits, trapped instincts and blocked energies. Working with the Alexander Technique has given me sightings of another way... Mind and body, work and life together. Real imaginative freedom..." - Alan Rickman

"As men's habits of mind differ, so that some more readily embrace one form of faith, some another, for what moves one to pray may move another to scoff, I conclude that everyone should be free to choose for himself the foundations of his creed, and that faith should be judged only by its fruits." - Baruch Spinoza

"How long shall we blunder along without the aid of unpartisan and authoritative scientific assistance in the administration of justice, no one knows; but all fair persons not conventionalized by provincial legal habits of mind ought, I should think, unite to effect some change." - Learned Hand

"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

"Unless the desire to change remains strong, body and mind tend to return to old, familiar patterns. It takes time-from three to six months-for old habits to become obsolete. By the end of that time, you'll have adapted to a new pattern. In a sense, you'll have found a new way of life." - Dan Millman

"A man who raises himself by degrees to wealth and power, contracts, in the course of this protracted labor, habits of prudence and restraint which he cannot afterwards shake off. A man cannot gradually enlarge his mind as he does his house." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"The power of material things, to bestow happiness, to bring joy into the life is tremendously exaggerated. But The right mental attitude for example gratitude that things are not worse, the trained mind the right habits of thought - lifeskills, will bring to us the best there is in the universe." - Orison Swett Marden

"No one can know how long this dumbing-down of American religion will persist. But so long as it does, citizens should probably be more vigilant about policing the public square, not less so. . . . [Y]ou cannot sustain liberal democracy without cultivating liberal habits of mind among religious believers. That remains true today, both in Baghdad and in Baton Rouge." - Mark Lilla

"Happiness is the choice I make today. It does not rest on my circumstances, but on my frame of mind...In cultivating the habits of happiness, I attract the people and situations that match its frequency. I smile more often, give praise more often, give thanks more often, and am glad more often. For such is my choice today." - Marianne Williamson

"In the Buddhist texts, some of them say, when you die, basically that wild horse gets cut loose, and the mind is incredibly powerful and expansive, omniscient and can go anywhere and see anything, but - and this is the catch - it's colored by the habits of thought we made in life." - George Saunders

"The number one rule of today's marketing - the key secret of those who seek to control your beliefs and habits in order to take your money, your votes, your time or whatever else it is they desire from you - is to always keep in mind that nobody really believes they can be manipulated." - Brian Vaszily

"One of the great reasons, I am sure, why [David O.] McKay has lived to such a good, ripe, and vigorous old age has been the fact that as a young man he developed habits of retiring to bed early, arising early, generally before sun up, when his mind was clear and his body vigorous, to do the day's work." - Ernest L. Wilkinson

"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

"Make a point never go clear, it is great odds that a man whose habits and the bent of whose mind lie a contrary way, shall be unable to comprehend it. So weak a thing is reason in competition with inclination." - George Berkeley

"As we progress along the intercultural journey, we become self-reflective about habits of heart and mind and the ways these are expressed in daily life. We develop strategies for encountering change, unfamiliarity and ambiguity in creative ways. We begin to realize that what is taken, as "common sense" is really "cultural sense". Our life becomes richer and deeper for having encountered differences." - H. Ned Seelye

"Hakomi is a path taken by those who work to go beyond the half remembered hurts and failed beliefs that linger unexamined in the mind and body, hurts that act through barely conscious habits and reactions. This work is a part of that heroic labor, a cousin to sitting meditation, to singing bowls and chanting monks." - Ron Kurtz

"We must always bear in mind that the primary purpose of our work, is not to get persons to join the church or to give up their bad habits or to do anything else than this, to accept Jesus Christ, as their Saviour." - R. A. Torrey

"When we don't nourish ourselves with fresh, healthy food, restful sleep, regular exercise, a daily spiritual practice such as meditation or journaling, and other mind-body healing habits, we will inevitably feel tired, out of balance, irritable, and sometimes even depressed." - Deepak Chopra

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

"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

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

"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

"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



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