165 Quotes About Habits

One thing that makes a person distinct is his or her unique habits. Your habits will be similar but will never be completely the same, in action or thought, with those of another. So if you are currently reflecting on both your good and bad habits, then here are 165 quotes about habits that you might find helpful.

Quotes About Habits

1. Healthy habits are strengths. Unhealthy habits are weaknesses. Positive habits support the future. Negative habits sabotage the future. – Dr T.P.Chia

2. We first make our habits, then our habits make us. – John Dryden

3. Successful people are simply those with successful habits. – Brian Tracy

4. You will always have habits – things you do regularly and without conscious thought – but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

5. The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. – Feodor Dostoevski

6. Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables. – Spanish Proverb

7. Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them, either. They keep you. – Frank Crane

8. Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. – Confucius

9. Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits. – Mark Twain

10. Habits are the very dickens to change. – Arnold Bennett

11. An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. – W. Somerset Maugham

12. Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance. – William Ralph Inge

13. Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. – Aristotle

14. Habits change into character. – Ovid

15. 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

16. Replacing just a few key negative habits with a few positive habits can easily be the difference difference between being mostly unhappy and being happy almost all of the time. – Tynan

17. In a nutshell, your health, wealth, happiness, fitness, and success depend on your habits. – Joanna Jast

18. Habits are difficult to break, but they’re not impossible. Learning how to rework your vocabulary and train yourself to stop saying, “I can’t,” will take time, but you can do it. – Alex Fitel

19. There are two types of habits: ones which comfort us, and ones which would be a comfort if we stopped. – Catherine Pulsifer

20. First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they’ll eventually conquer you. – Dr. Rob Gilbert

21. As humans, we are absolute creatures of habit. The habits we possess can influence us in neutral, positive, and negative manners. – Stellan Moreira

22. If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream. – John Maxwell

Quotes About Habits

23. Habits can be learned until they become ingrained into your entire being that you no longer notice you are doing it. – Skip Powell

24. We’ve all heard the expression ‘we are creatures of habit’ and this is perhaps the ultimate truism. Habits are integral to our daily lives and without them we would not be able to function as effectively. – Rob Cristophe

25. Habits are never-ending goals, if you think about it. They have no deadline and no end point. They are casual daily activities like brushing your teeth or combing your hair. – Zoe McKey

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

27. Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits. – Charles Duhigg

28. Your habits are yours to use, control, grow, or ignore. They can lead you to do all things you want or you can develop habits that will cause you grief. – Byron Pulsifer

29. It turns out that habits are as much a psychological process as they are a physical one, and they are tremendously beneficial, if you can be careful which habits you allow yourself to form. – Charles Duncan

30. The only habits you never conquer are the ones you put off doing something about. – Wess Roberts

31. Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves. – Horace Bushnell

32. Your little choices become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life. – Elizabeth George

33. Wouldn’t it be great to be gifted? In fact… It turns out that choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You’re not born this way, you get this way. – Seth Godin

34. The kind of life we lead today is essentially the product of our habits – our daily routines, our daily processes. – Jim Berry

35. Habits are important. Up to 90 percent of our everyday behavior is based on habit. Nearly all of what we do each day, every day, is simply habit. – Jack D. Hodge

36. If you want to change your world, you need to start cultivating good habits. – Mina Tadros

37. Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous. – Jeremy Taylor

38. Things start out as hopes and end up as habits. – Lillian Hellman

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

40. The habit of virtue cannot be formed in a closet. Habits are formed by acts of reason in a persevering struggle through temptation. – Bernard Gilpin

41. I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. – Charles Dickens

42. Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. – Edith Wharton

43. The fox changes his skin but not his habits. – Suetonius

44. Habits are soon assumed; but when we strive to strip them off, ’tis being flayed alive. – William Cowper

45. 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

46. 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

47. Habits begin to form at the very first repetition. After that there is a tropism toward repetition, for the patterns involved are defenses, bulwarks against time and despair. – Kim Stanley

48. Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible. – Eric Hoffer

49. Habits are the shorthand of behavior. – Julie Henderson

50. Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. – Harvey Mackay

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

52. Habits stay with you even when you don’t have the motivation. – Neeraj Agnihotri

53. Let go of your old tired habits and plant new habits in fertile soil. – Harley King

54. It’s the so-called small habits that matter the most. How you talk to yourself. The books you choose to read. Who you share your energy with. Who you allow to have access to you. These are the habits that ultimately shape your life. – Clyde Lee Dennis

55. In this way, the process of building habits is actually the process of becoming yourself. – James Clear

56. The easiest thing in our life is to change our habits, if we really want to change – Dr. Purushothaman Kollam

57. Healthy habits harbor happiness. – Zero Dean

58. Create daily habits that will create a higher quality of life. Remember, our lives become whatever we practice. – Akiroq Brost

59. Some habits are self-destructive, even if they look attractive in the beginning, they often lead to a traumatic destiny in the end. Choose your habits as if your life depends on them, because it does. – Gift Gugu Mona

60. Habits are tools. They can either propel you toward success or drag you down. – Silvica Rosca

61. Habits, not ideas, are the programming language of human beings – Danny Dover

62. Habits grow like dragons if you feed them. – Richelle E. Goodrich

63. Habits, Andrea, are concrete forms of rhythm, are that portion of rhythm which helps to keep us alive. – Julio Cortázar

64. The quality of your habits will determine the quality of your future. – Clyde Lee Dennis

Quotes About Habits

65. Your brain loves habits because they are simple, structured, well-known, energy efficient, quick, and automatic. – Stan Jacobs

66. Habits are infinitely more beneficial to the aspiring student than motivation. Motivation may get you started, but habits keep you going. – Chris Matakas

67. I should pursue only those habits that would make me feel freer and stronger. – Gretchen Rubin

68. Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. – Agatha Christie

69. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. – Abigail Adams

70. Whatever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness and trust-based relationships. – Stephen Covey

71. Habits are strange. Some are positive and serve us well, and some are negative and do us harm. However, we profit when we remember we entered this world with none and we will depart with none. As habits form silently, constantly, and relentlessly, their pervasive impacts are often unnoticed. Yet they control our life. Although productive habits are invaluable, and bad habits are costly and difficult to break, all the effective listening leaders I know spend an inordinate amount of time studying, consciously shaping, and refining their habits. – Chuck Maragos

72. Good habits result from resisting temptation. – Ancient Proverb

73. Habits form a second nature. – Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

74. Habits are qualities of the soul. – Ibn Khaldun

75. Habits are a function of your subconscious mind. – Marshall Sylver

76. Habits are like submarines; they run silent and deep. – Denis Waitley

77. Habits, good or bad, can always be traced back to your own thinking. – John Spence

78. Habits, soft and pliant at first, are like some coral stones, which are easily cut when first quarried, but soon become hard as adamant. – Charles Spurgeon

79. 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

80. 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

81. Don’t let your habits become handcuffs – Elizabeth Berg

82. Life is but a collection of habits. – Ida Tarbell

83. The distracted person, too, can form habits. – Walter Benjamin

84. Good or bad, habits always deliver results. – Jack Canfield

85. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. – Gretchen Rubin

Quotes About Habits

86. Take something away, and your habits become clear. – Jen Hatmaker

87. Don’t let any of your good habits get boring. – Diane von Furstenberg

88. Experience does not give you wisdom, it gives you habits. – Michael Grinder

89. Old habits are hard to forget, and old fears are habits. – Raymond E. Feist

90. Life is habit. Or rather life is a succession of habits. – Samuel Beckett

91. It’s always the idle habits you acquire which you will regret. – William Faulkner

92. For good or ill, your habits will make or break you. – Steve Pavlina

93. Remember that your character is the sum total of your habits. – Rick Warren

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

95. We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime. – Mahatma Gandhi

96. Ancestral habits of mind can be constricting; they also confer one’s individuality. – Bharati Mukherjee

97. The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance. – Honore de Balzac

98. Healthy habits are learned in the same way as unhealthy ones – through practice. – Wayne Dyer

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

100. The habits that took years to build, do not take a day to change. – Susan Powter

101. Old habits die hard, I guess. If you don’t kick them, they kick you. – Mel Gibson

102. It’s unfortunate, you know, that you can’t change people’s – habits, their personal habits. – Linda McMahon

103. Those old habits don’t have to be erased, they just become replaced by a new habit that is more in vibrational harmony with who you are and what you want. – Abraham Hicks

104. The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones. – Jerome Hines

105. I am the source of my own suffering, because of the habits of my mind. – Dalai Lama

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

107. Successful people form habits that feed their success, instead of habits that feed their failure. – Jeff Olson

Quotes About Habits

108. Remember that this is not something we do just once or twice. Interrupting our destructive habits and awakening our heart is the work of a lifetime – Pema Chodron

109. Something dies in us every time we change. To make space for the true, familiar well-worn habits must give way. – Arthur Zajonc

110. Ill habits gather by unseen degrees, As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. – Ovid

111. Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry. – Warren Buffet

112. Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow. – Yiddish Proverb

113. Old habits are strong and jealous. – Dorothea Brande

114. Habits form character and character is destiny. – Joseph Kaines

115. Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

117. The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world. – A.C. Grayling

118. 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

119. Study the habits of the people you want to be like and then imitate them. If they are succeeding, they must be doing something right. – Dave Ramsey

120. 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

121. 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

122. Make your habits your beloved home. – Debasish Mridha

Quotes About Habits

123. Habits wear more constantly and with greatest force than reason, which, when we have most need of it, is seldom fairly consulted, and more rarely obeyed – John Locke

124. Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals choose the way they think. – Martin Seligman

125. Success is hastened or delayed by one’s habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life. – Paramahansa Yogananda

126. What is amazing is how stuck people are in their own habits. It is really hard to get people out of their habits. But once they shift, it also is amazing how rapid the progress can be. – Sakyong Mipham

127. 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

128. Habits, though in their commencement like the filmy line of the spider, trembling at every breeze, may in the end prove as links of tempered steel, binding a deathless being to eternal felicity or woe. – Lydia Sigourney

129. 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

130. It is not by change of place that we can come nearer to Him who is in every place, but by the cultivation of pure desires and virtuous habits. – Saint Augustine

131. Habits gradually change the face of one’s life as time changes one’s physical face; & one does not know it. – Virginia Woolf

132. Do you want to be rich spiritually? Begin by building godly habits. – Lori Hatcher

133. Old habits for old people; reinvent yourself while you still can! – T.F. Hodge

134. It is one thing to know about your dysfunctional habits but quite another to change them. – David W. Earle LPC

135. Habits are good if you have the habit of the best. – Amit Kalantri

136. Your greatest moments of challenge are a call to defy your timid habits of safety and rush out into life. – Bryant McGill

137. Habits of the mind also provide our mental framework – the way we see the world – Gyalwa Dokhampa

138. 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

139. Good habits are hard to form and easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form and hard to live with. Pay attention. Be aware . If we don’t consciously form good ones, we will unconsciously form bad ones. – Mark Matteson

140. The best gifts anyone can give to themselves are good health habits. – Ellen J. Barrier

141. Habits form and habits grow,
Then some time later, habits go.

– Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

142. When it comes to our everyday habits, it’s important to ask: ‘Am I putting God first?’ – Joyce Meyer

143. Habits are learned. And children learn their habits by watching what we do, not by listening to what we say. So we have to stop talking and teaching and preaching and just go do. – Glennon Doyle Melton

144. I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside. – Stuart Chase

145. Watch your actions, they become your habits. – Winston Churchill

Quotes About Habits

146. Our ways of relating to each other become like habits. – Deborah Tannen

147. Engaging in good habits 90 percent of the time, while indulging in bad habits 10 percent of time, places you at risk of being like a hamster running in a wheel. Despite all the energy you’re exerting, you won’t move forward. You’ll never be able to outrun your bad habits. – Amy Morin

148. The key to forming good habits is to make them part of your ‘rituals.’ I have a morning ritual, afternoon ritual, and Sunday ritual. It’s one way to bundle good habits into regular times that you set aside to prepare yourself for the life you want. Rituals help you form habits. – Lewis Howes

149. Good habits are worth being fanatical about. – John Irving

150. Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted. – Ralph W. Sockman

151. When you have the right habits, okay, certain good things will come to you, and that’s what life is about. – Andrew Cherng

152. A change in bad habits leads to a change in life. – Jenny Craig

153. Habits can be good or bad, whereas addictions are always bad. – Nir Eyal

154. We’re all addicted to sort of the habits of our lives. And we get stuck, and sometimes we’ll get stuck because we had traumas that we don’t want to remember. – James Redfield

155. We’re all just a bundle of habits shaped by our memories. And to the extent that we control our lives, we do so by gradually altering those habits, which is to say the networks of our memory. No lasting joke, or invention, or insight, or work of art was ever produced by an external memory. Not yet, at least. – Joshua Foer

156. In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits. – Robert Hall

157. You shouldn’t be challenging yourself to change a habit for just a short period of time. The point of habits is change behavior over the long term. – Richard D. Rawlings

158. It makes no sense in changing your habits today, and when the next day comes, you are back to your old habits. The key is being consistent at it for days, months and years. – Rahul Badami

159. Our memory is just a habit, and habits can be improved with the right kind of training and practice. – Kevin Horsley

160. How many times have you made resolutions to stop something, started the journey, and then fallen back into the old habit? Do not count the number of times you failed and believe it is impossible to eliminate bad habits. It is possible to change bad habits into positive ones and live a more productive life. – Henry A. Dabo

161. I believe that the power to change your way of living, thinking and ultimately your entire life boils down to the HABITS you have acquired over the span of your life. Therefore the life changing decision depends on your willingness to form new habits and get rid of old ones. – Nowshika

162. You cannot understand what bad habits are without a good knowledge of what habits are. Habits, whether good or bad are those behaviors and attitudes you exhibit without thinking about them. – Daniel Farrell

163. Early coping and defensive strategies often become habits, and habits are behaviors that are reflexive, repetitive, and without much conscious thought. – Dr. Laura Schlessinger

164. Make your life simpler by changing your habits and keeping your decluttered area continuously decluttered! – Kathy Stanton

165. New habits make new horizons. Silently and imperceptibly you are forming habits which will ultimately determine the degree of your happiness and success. Closely guard the quality of your thoughts, that they may lead to right habits and thence to right living. Recognize and use such supreme qualities as courage, faith, humility, loyalty, temperance, and integrity. – Grenville Kleiser

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