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Motivational Old Habits Quotes and Sayings

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old habits quotes, habits sayings, and habits proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


List Of  Inspirational Old Habits Quotes


“Successful people form habits that feed their success, instead of habits that feed their failure.”

Jeff Olson

Old Habits Quotes and Sayings

“Habit is formed out of memory… We often shape our present situation according to those habitual memories. Instead of starting fresh, we go back to what we’ve done in the past… easier for us than fighting our way through foreign territory.”

Chogyam Trungpa


“Memorizing, guessing, looking at pictures, predicting, substituting, and skipping, are not reading; they are very bad habits.”

Phyllis Schlafly

“To cure worry, spend fifteen minutes daily filling your mind full of God. Worry is just a very bad mental habit. You can change any habit with God’s help.”

Norman Vincent Peale


“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


“These various habits of thought, or habitual expressions of life, are all phases of the single life sequence of the individual; therefore a habit formed in response to a given stimulus will necessarily affect the character of the response made to other stimuli. A modification of human nature at any one point is a modification of human nature as a whole.”

Thorstein Veblen


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

W. Somerset Maugham

“Habits begin as offhanded remarks, ideas, and images. And then, layer upon layer, through practice, they grow from cobwebs into cables that shackle or strengthen our lives.”

Denis Waitley


Famous Old Habits Quotes


“Life becomes a habit. You get up, dress, eat, go the work, clock in etcetera automatically, and think about nothing but the pay packet on Friday and the booze-up last Saturday. Life’s easy when you’re a robot.”

Alasdair Gray, Lanark


“Habit is the most imperious of all masters.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Good habits are hard to develop but easy to live with; bad habits are easy to develop but hard to live with. The habits you have and the habits that have you will determine almost everything you achieve or fail to achieve.”

Brian Tracy

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit that, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.”

Norman Vincent Peale


“Careful what you choose to do consciously, for unless your will is very strong, that is what you may have to do repeatedly and compulsively through the habit-influencing power of the subconscious mind.”

Paramahansa Yogananda


“Only habits you never conquer are the ones you put off doing something about.”

Wess Roberts


“Habit is a man’s sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Evil habits, in which men indulge, are the chief cause of disease in the physical as well as the mental state.”

Sathya Sai Baba


“Habit is a second nature that prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.”

Marcel Proust


Best Humorous Old Habits Quotes


“Your behavior is based on your beliefs, and what you do and say, over and over again, helps develop your habits.”

Darren Johnson

“Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.”

William James


“Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best nightcap.”

Jamaica Kincaid


“Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly.”

George Eliot


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

Mark Twain

“Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.”

Horace Bushnell


“Wise says that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.”

A.C. Grayling


“Habits are like the wrinkles on a man’s brow; if you will smooth out the one, I will smooth out the other.”

Josh Billings


“Success is not a sometimes thing. In other words, you don’t do what is right once in a while, but all the time. Success is a habit. Winning is a habit.”

Vince Lombardi

“Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.”

Norman Vincent Peale


“Basically, morphic fields are fields of habit, and they’ve been set up through habits of thought, habits of activity, and through habits of speech. Most of our culture is habitual.”

Rupert Sheldrake


“you want to change your art, change your habits.”

Clement Greenberg