35+ Quotes to Build Effective Habits

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. - The Buddha

A bad habit never disappears miraculously. It's an undo-it-yourself project.
Abigail Van Buren

Habit is a great swamp wherein men are turned to fossils.
Abraham Miller

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
St. Augustine

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
The Buddha

Once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom and the responsibility to remake them.
Charles Duhigg

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
Confucius, Analects

An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.
Criss Jami

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Dale Carniege

The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.
Doug Henning

The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.
Eckhart Tolle

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.
Elbert Hubbard

The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.
Eng's Principle

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

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 Hall Crane

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.
Horace Mann

No monarch is so well obeyed as that whose name is Habit.
James Lendall Basford

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees —As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

Everything you are used to, once done long enough, starts to seem natural, even though it might not be.
Julien Smith

Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Lao Tzu

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.
Leo Aikman

I have learned that champions aren’t just born; champions can be made when they embrace and commit to life-changing positive habits.
Lewis Howes

Everybody's got a habit.
Lillian Hellman

Nothing is so often irrevocably neglected as an opportunity of daily occurrence.
Marie Dubsky

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

In any family, measles are less contagious than bad habits.
Mignon McLaughlin

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 Alder

Habits change into character.

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Samuel Johnson

Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.
Sean Covey

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
Somerset Maugham

Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
Spanish Proverb

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

A man who can't bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.
Stephen King

Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you. Travis Bradberry

Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.
Therese Fowler

We first make our habits and then our habits make us.
Walter Matthews

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

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