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Marcel ProustHabit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

Blaise PascalHabit is a second nature that destroys the first.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

John DrydenWe first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet

Samuel JohnsonThe chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Wolfgang GoetheOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

David HumeIt is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.

—  David Hume, 1711-1776, Scottish philosopher

Somerset MaughamHabits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

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

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Sacha GuitryI am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing the hands of ladies. After all one must start somewhere.

—  Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French writer

Will DurantWe are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Fyodor DostoyevskyThe second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer

George SantayanaHabit is stronger than reason.

—  George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-American philosopher

Jim RohnMotivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Jim RohnSome things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Elbert HubbardHappiness is a habit—cultivate it.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Vince LombardiOnce you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Vince LombardiWinning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Ancient Greek

AristotleHabit is second nature.

Έξις δευτέρα φύσις.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher



English proverbOld habits die hard.

—  English proverb



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