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"We become what we habitually contemplate" - George Russell

"Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions." - Jane Austen

"Love makes mutes of those who habitually speak most fluently." - Madeleine de Scudery

"Habitually creative people are prepared to be lucky." - E B White

"The habitually punctual make all their mistakes right on time." - Laurence J Peter

"Chroniclers habitually matched numbers to the awesomeness of the event." - Barbara Tuchman

"Whatever attitudes we habitually use toward ourselves, we will use on others, and whatever attitudes we habitually use toward others, we will use on ourselves." - Henepola Gunaratana

"Man habitually sacrifices his life to his purse, but he sacrifices his purse to his vanity." - Miguel De Unamuno

"What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become." - Ann Landers

"Once you find a warmup routine that works, repeat it as habitually as possible." - Ted Corbitt

"Philosophical discussions habitually make men happy and joyful not frowning and sad." - Michel De Montaigne

"Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess." - William James

"It is a lifelong choice to deliberately and habitually bring ourselves under God's authority." - K.P. Yohannan

"What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become." - Bruce Lee

"As a sex, women are habitually indolent; and every thing tends to make them so." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Advancement only come with habitually doing more than you are asked" - Gary Ryan

"The young habitually mistake lust for love, they're infested with idealism of all kinds." - Margaret Atwood

"It is a lifelong choice to deliberately and habitually bring ourselves under God's authority." - K.P. Yohannan

"Even if your goose habitually lays golden eggs, it will still be cooked." - Neil Gaiman

"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation." - Henry Tuckerman

"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation." - Mark Twain

"Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses." - Charles William Eliot

"Creatures of similar plumages habitually congregate in places of closest proximity." - Bill Parcells

"It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse." - John Drinkwater

"Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked." - Gary Ryan Blair

"I'm habitually positive. I try not to use anger as motivation." - Urijah Faber

"It is the function of parents to see that their children habitually experience the true consequences of their conduct." - Herbert Spencer

"I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments." - Nathanael Emmons

"He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue." - Mark Twain

"Some people habitually wear sadness, like a garment, and think it a becoming grace. God loves a cheerful worshipper." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness." - Victor Hugo

"Intimate knowledge of God is possible if we habitually search His Holy Scriptures & translate what we find into obedience." - George Muller

"In every area, working with what you habitually reject is one of the best ways to facilitate growth and transformation." - Bernie Glassman

"What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumption on which he habitually acts." - George Bernard Shaw

"Some people habitually wear sadness, like a garment, and think it a becoming grace. God loves a cheerful worshipper." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Earnest people are often people who habitually look on the serious side of things that have no serious side." - Van Wyck Brooks

"The one mistake which is committed habitually by people who have the gift of half-genius, is waiting for inspiration." - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"Most election analysts in the U.S. habitually confuse the sound of money talking with the voice of the people." - Thomas Ferguson

"Of all nations, those submit to civilization with the most difficulty which habitually live by the chase." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"As not a native, I have the advantage of not seeing scenes habitually. I can see things fresh." - Stephen Shore

"I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments." - Nathaniel Emmons

"What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts." - George Bernard Shaw

"Most American media outlets that are controlled by Jews seem to be reflexively, or at least habitually, anti-Israel." - Conrad Black

"With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species." - Anthony Storr

"It is not worth while to strain one's self to tell the truth to people who habitually discount everything you tell them, whether it is true or isn't." - Mark Twain

"No teacher should be required to accept in a class any individual whose conduct habitually interferes with the teaching of others." - Jack H. Adamson

"It is amusing to detect character in the vocabulary of each person. The adjectives habitually used, like the inscriptions on a thermometer, indicate the temperament." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"We never exchange more than three words with a Friend in our lives on that level to which our thoughts and feelings almost habitually rise." - Henry David Thoreau

"A philistine is habitually bored and looks for things that won't bore him. An artist finds things boring, but is never bored." - Karl Kraus

"The world in which you live is not primarily determined by outward conditions and circumstances but by the thoughts that habitually occupy your mind." - Norman Vincent Peale

"She was not often invited to join in the conversation of the others, nor did she desire it. Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions." - Jane Austen

"The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers." - Earl Nightingale

"When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us." - Margery Allingham

"Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments." - Mary Ann Kelty

"It will be very generally found that those who will sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples." - Charles Dickens

"I give it as my deliberate and solemn conviction that the individual who is habitually tardy in meeting an appointment, will never be respected or successful in life." - Wilbur Fisk

"It is amusing to detect character in the vocabulary of each person. The adjectives habitually used, like the inscriptions on a thermometer, indicate the temperament." - Henry Tuckerman

"Here was an occasion, she thought, for indulging in that deliberate rudeness which only persons with habitually good manners have the right to commit..." - Stella Gibbons

"Many [Western Christians] habitually think and act as if there is no eternity. . . . We major in the momentary and minor in the momentous." - Randy Alcorn

"If we habitually focus on how to improve things that are already great, can you see how this spirit can transform ourselves, our organizations, families and communities?" - Tony Robbins

"It will be very generally found that those who will sneer habitually at human nature... are among its worst and least pleasant samples." - Charles Dickens

"If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well." - Stonewall Jackson

"Men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they possess and which they might use under appropriate circumstance." - William James

"The mistakes made by doctors are innumerable. They err habitually on the side of optimism as to treatment, of pessimism as to the outcome." - Marcel Proust

"Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate." - Dave Barry

"The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury." - Ray Stannard Baker

"People who start habitually exercising tend on average to eat better. They also tend to use their credit cards less and procrastinate less." - Charles Duhigg

"You are not what you think you are, but WHAT YOU THINK, the thoughts that habitually possess your mind, that is what you are" - Claude M Bristol

"Christ is most concerned with the direction in which you habitually are going and not with a spasmodic eruption either good or bad." - Vance Havner

"For whoever habitually suppresses the truth in the interests of tact will produce a deformity from the womb of his thought." - B H Liddell Hart

"One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with." - Marshall Mcluhan

"But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Whatever you habitually think yourself to be, that you are. You must form, now, a greater and better habit; you must form a conception of yourself as a being of limitless power, and habitually think that you are that being. It is the habitual, not the periodical thought that decides your destiny." - Wallace D. Wattles

"I have been speculating last night what makes a man a discoverer of undiscovered things. As far as I can conjecture the art consists in habitually searching for the causes and meaning of everything which occurs." - Charles Darwin

"When one's thoughts are neither frivolous nor flippant, when one's thoughts are neither stiff-necked nor stupid, but rather, are harmonious - they habitually render physical calm and deep insight." - Hildegard of Bingen

"Or maybe it is only that we are so habitually inattentive that when some rare but simple geometry grabs us by the shoulders and shakes us into consciousness, we call our response sacred." - Charles Frazier

"Time really is one big continuous cloth, no? We habitually cut out pieces of time to fit us, so we tend to fool ourselves into thinking that time is our size, but it really goes on and on." - Haruki Murakami

"You realize that you habitually thought of Mom when something in your life was not going well, because when you thought of her it was as though something got back on track, and you felt re-energized." - Shin Kyung-sook

"For to pretend that men may live habitually sinful lives without any attempt by the Spirit to mortify sin in them, nor with any desire for repentance, is to deny the Christian religion." - John Owen

"Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable." - Eckhart Tolle

"He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into the short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind." - Samuel Johnson

"He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind." - Samuel Johnson

"He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind." - Samuel Johnson

"A seared conscience is one whose warning voice has been suppressed and perverted habitually, so that eventually instead of serving as a guide, it only confirms the person in his premeditatedly evil course." - Robert J. Little

"He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind." - Samuel Johnson

"It is undoubtedly true, though it may seem paradoxical, - but, in general, those who are habitually employed in finding and displaying faults are unqualified for the work of reformation." - Edmund Burke

"As the air and manner of a gentleman can be acquired only by living habitually in the best society, so grace in composition must be attained by an habitual acquaintance with classical writers." - Dugald Stewart

"Where Church and State are habitually associated, it is natural that minds, even of a high order, should unconsciously come to regard religion as only a subtler mode of police." - James Russell Lowell

"Most men unconsciously judge the world from themselves, and it will be very generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples." - Charles Dickens

"The secret of popular writing is never to put more on a given page than the common reader can lap off it with no strain whatsoever on his habitually slack attention." - Ezra Pound

"All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite." - Elbert Hubbard

"It is undoubtedly true, though it may seem paradoxical,-but, in general, those who are habitually employed in finding and displaying faults are unqualified for the work of reformation." - Edmund Burke

"It is because of our unassailable enthusiasm, our profound reverence for education, that we habitually demand of it the impossible. The teacher is expected to perform a choice and varied series of miracles." - Agnes Repplier

"Any society which is not improving is deteriorating, and the more so the closer and more familiar it is. Even a really superior man almost always begins to deteriorate when he is habitually king of his company." - John Stuart Mill

"The will of God is found in the Word of God. The more a person grows, the more he begins to think instinctively and habitually from a divine perspective." - Howard G. Hendricks

"The character of the architectural forms and spaces which all people habitually encounter are powerful agencies in determining the nature of their thoughts, their emotions and their actions, however unconscious of this they may be." - Hugh Ferriss

"Prayer opens our lives for God so his will can be done in and through us, because in true prayer we habitually put ourselves into the attitude of willingness to do whatever God wills." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"The value of a mind is measured by the nature of the objects it habitually contemplates. They whose thoughts are of trifles are trifling: they who dwell with what is eternally true, good and fair, are like unto God." - John Lancaster Spalding

"It is only a good, sound, truthful person who can lie to any good purpose; if a man is not habitually truthful his very lies will be false to him and betray him." - Samuel Butler

"... Most of the words that airline staff used, or rather most of the sentences into which they were habitually arranged, had been worked so hard that they had died." - Douglas Adams

"The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioning our characters in the wrong way." - William James

"To the man who prays habitually (not only when he feels like it-that is one of the snares of religion-but also when he does not feel like it) Christ is sure to make Himself real." - James Stewart

"He didn't dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life." - George Bernard Shaw

"I've read and heard that some of the most inspiring vocal interpreters adhere habitually to one rule: Always think the lyrics as you're singing them, so that the sentiment is always appropriate and heartfelt." - Brandi Carlile

"Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort." - Humphry Davy

"A huge amount of success in life comes from learning as a child how to make good habits. It's good to help kids understand that when they do certain things habitually, they're reinforcing patterns." - Charles Duhigg

"In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live." - Fanny Kemble

"The greedy man is he who habitually eats too much, knowing that he is injuring his bodily health thereby, and this is a vice to which not the gourmet but the gourmand is a slave." - E F Benson

"We are so habitually nostalgic by now that we anticipate looking back in the midst of enjoyment, look forward to watching the videos we're taking of our children even as we make them." - Deborah Tall

"The exercise of prayer, in those who habitually exert it, must be regarded by us doctors as the most adequate and normal of all the pacifiers of the mind and calmers of the nerves." - William James

"A well-judging man will open his trunk-line of study in such a direction that, while habitually adhering to it, he may enjoy a ready access to such other fields of knowledge as are most nearly related to it." - James Fitzjames Stephen

"For the Suprematist, the proper means is the one that provides the fullest expression of pure feeling and ignores the habitually accepted object. The object in itself is meaningless to him, and the ideas of the conscious mind are worthless." - Kazimir Malevich

"A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions" - Norman Vincent Peale

"The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey." - Ernest Thompson Seton

"I most enjoy sitting down with the acoustic guitar and just fiddling around and trying to come up with something like a hook or some sort of melodic line. That's something that I do habitually." - James Mercer

"The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human." - Honore De Balzac

"Because you can't write habitually and well all the time, you have to be willing to write badly. That's how you get the regularity that enables you to be present for the good stuff." - Jennifer Egan

"The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way." - William James

"All traditional logic habitually assumes that precise symbols are being employed. It is therefore not applicable to this terrestial life but only to an imagined celestial existence... logic takes us nearer to heaven than other studies." - Bertrand Russell

"The most effective step that may be taken to increase the production of these crops is to enlarge the acreage devoted to them in the regions where they are grown habitually." - David F Houston

"Revealing secrets can bring us pain or get us into trouble, but worse pain and worse trouble await us if we keep silent...Revealing secrets can bring us pain or get us into trouble, but worse pain and worse trouble await us if we keep silent we become habitually untruthful. The door to our creativity closes. gr we become habitually untruthful. The door to our creativity closes." - Eric Maisel

"Revealing secrets can bring us pain or get us into trouble, but worse pain and worse trouble await us if we keep silent...Revealing secrets can bring us pain or get us into trouble, but worse pain and worse trouble await us if we keep silent? we become habitually untruthful. The door to our creativity closes. gr we become habitually untruthful. The door to our creativity closes." - Eric Maisel

"[Middleton] contended that the religious leaders of the fourth century had admitted, eulogised, and habitually acted upon principles that were diametrically opposed, not simply to the aspirations of a transcendent sanctity, but to the dictates of the most common honesty. He showed that they had applauded falsehood, that they had practised the most wholesale forgery, that they had habitually and grossly falsified history, that they had adopted to the fullest extent the system of pious frauds, and that they continually employed them to stimulate the devotion of the people." - William Edward Hartpole Lecky

"Recollect that to a woman who gets her living by her pen, 'time is money,' as it is to an artist. Therefore, encroaching on her time is lessening her income. And yet how often is this done (either heedlessly or selfishly) by persons professing to be her friends, and who are habitually in the practice of interrupting her in her writing hours ..." - Eliza Leslie

"I often accuse my finest acquaintances of an immense frivolity; for, while there are manners and compliments we do not meet, we donot teach one another the lessons of honesty and sincerity that the brutes do, or of steadiness and solidity that the rocks do. The fault is commonly mutual; however, for we do not habitually demand any more of each other." - Henry David Thoreau

"Like all people, we perceive the version of reality that our culture communicates. Like others having or living in more than one culture, we get multiple, often opposing messages. The coming together of two self-consistent but habitually incomparable frames of reference causes un choque, a cultural collision." - Gloria E. Anzald˙a

"A man who does not endeavour to seem more than he is will generally be thought nothing of. We habitually make such large deductions for pretence and imposture that no real merit will stand against them. It is necessary to set off our good qualities with a certain air of plausibility and self-importance, as some attention to fashion is necessary." - William Hazlitt

"The meaning of your life depends on which ideas you permit to use you. Who you think you are determines where you put your attention. Where you direct your attention creates your life experiences, and brings a new course of events into being. Where you habitually put your attention is what you worship. What do you worship in this mindstream called your life?" - Gangaji

"If you attach yourself to gross energies - loving this person, hating that clan, rejecting one experience or habitually indulging in another - then you will lead a series of heavy, attached lives. This can go on for a very long and tedious time." - Laozi

"Life is made up not necessarily of great sacrifices or high-level duties but of little things. The smiles, the kindnesses, the commitments and obligations and responsibilities that are given habitually and lovingly are the blessings that win and preserve the heart and bring comfort to one's self as we as to others. This is the ministry of service performed by every useful life." - John Templeton

"Out of the millions of people we live among, most of whom we habitually ignore and are ignored by in turn, there are always a few that hold hostage our capacity for happiness, whom we could recognize by their smell alone and whom we would rather die than be without." - Alain De Botton

"Though my life is low, if my spirit looks upward habitually at an elevated angle, it is as if it were redeemed. When the desire to be better than we are is really sincere we are instantly elevated, and so far better already." - Henry David Thoreau

"There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces - and success instead of eluding him flows toward him." - Norman Vincent Peale

"In what a delightful communion with God does that man live who habitually seeketh love! With the same mantle thrown over him from the cross - with the same act of amnesty, by which we hope to be saved - injuries the most provoked, and transgressions the most aggravated, are covered in eternal forgetfulness." - Elias Lyman Magoon

"Perhaps we should comprehend these things better were it not for the persistence of the superstition that human beings habitually think. There is no more persistent superstition than this. Linnaeus helped it on to an undeserved permanence when he devised the name Homo sapiens for the highest species of the order primates." - Nicholas M Butler

"Why does a virtuous man take delight in the landscapes? Because the din of the dusty world and the locked-in-ness of human habitations are what human nature habitually abhors; while on the contrary, haze, mist, and the haunting spirits of the mountains are what human nature seeks, and yet can rarely find." - Guo Xi

"All programmers are optimists. Perhaps this modern sorcery especially attracts those who believe in happy endings and fairy godmothers. Perhaps the hundreds of nitty frustrations drive away all but those who habitually focus on the end goal. Perhaps it is merely that computers are young, programmers are younger, and the young are always optimists." - Fred Brooks

"The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life, clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers. Even genius itself is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose. Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Just as the results of inebriety are most painful to the habitually sober, and just as the greatest saints have often been the greatest sinners, so, when the first class brain does something stupid, the stupidity of that occasion is colossal." - Stanley Baldwin

"Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use." - William James

"Fast drivers can see no further than slow drivers, but they must look further down the road to time their reactions safely. Similarly, people with great projects afoot habitually look further and more clearly into the future than people who are mired in day-to-day concerns." - Robert Grudin

"Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul...when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued withthe same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form." - Aristotle

"Straightway is a power word. Straightway is an action word. It means immediately, without delay or hesitation. It means at once. Also, it is associated with having no curve or turn-a straight course, track, or path. Procrastination would be the very opposite of straightway. To procrastinate is to put off intentionally and habitually something that should be done. Procrastination is unproductive delay." - Marvin J Ashton

"No doubt a man may be saved, like the penitent thief, without having received the Lord's Supper. It is not a matter of absolute and indispensable necessity, like repentance, faith, and conversion. But it is impossible to say that any professing Christian is in a safe, healthy, or satisfactory condition of soul, who habitually refuses to obey Christ and attend the Lord's Table." - J C Ryle

"When we live habitually with the wicked, we become necessarily either their victim or their disciple; when we associate, on the contrary, with virtuous men, we form ourselves in imitation of their virtues, or, at least, lose every day something of our faults." - Charles Caleb Colton

"At a time when most movements that are thought to be progressive advocate further encroachments on individual liberty, those who cherish freedom are likely to expend their energies in opposition. In this they find themselves much of the time on the same side as those who habitually resist change." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye that habitually compares everything to something better. But by changing that habit to comparing everything to something worse, even making it a game, that person can find gratitude, relief and happiness where-ever they go and whatever they experience, guaranteed!" - Alexander Pope

""...One can learn to focus on 'opportunity' as the gift within every given moment. This attitude towards life always improves the situation. Even in times of sickness, someone who habitually practices grateful living will look for the opportunity that a given moment offers and use it creatively."" - David Steindl-Rast

"Many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment, and imagine living your whole live like that. Always, this moment is not quite good enough because you need to get to the next one." - Eckhart Tolle

"To one who habitually endeavors to contemplate the true state of things, the political state can hardly be said to have any existence whatever. It is unreal, incredible, and insignificant to him, and for him to endeavor to extract the truth from such lean material is like making sugar from linen rags, when sugar-cane may be had." - Henry David Thoreau



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