Habit: (tradition...inclination...obsession... )

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing the service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. --- George Lois

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society. --- Daniel Webster

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

Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then will the faculties rise fair and full within. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Habit is a great deadener. --- Samuel Beckett 1906

It is impossible for a man to be made happy by putting him in a happy place, unless he be first in a happy state. --- Benjamin Whichcote 1609

Life is not made up of great sacrifices and duties but of little things: in which smiles and kindness given habitually are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort. --- Sir Humphry Davy 1778

Little kindnesses ... will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways. --- Zadik

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream. --- George Sand 1804

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. --- Chinese Proverb xxxx

Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny. --- Anon xxxx

The chains of habit are to weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

You can be whatever type of person you choose to be. Your habits, your behaviors, your responses, are all your choice. --- Anon xxxx

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