quotes tagged with 'habit'

Sow an act, and you reap a habit.† Sow a habit and you reap a character.† Sow a character and you reap a destiny.

Author: Charles Reade, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in habit destiny integrity character charlesreade 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The flood of pornographic filth, the inordinate emphasis on sex and violence are not peculiar to North America. The situation is as bad in Europe and in many other areas. The whole dismal picture indicates a weakening rot seeping into the very fiber of society.

Legal restraints against deviant moral behavior are eroding under legislative enactments and court opinions. This is done in the name of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of choice in so-called personal matters. But the bitter fruit of these so-called freedoms has been enslavement to debauching habits and behavior that leads only to destruction.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,2043-1-2789-1,00.htm...Saved by cboyack in government freedom habit society evil destruction pornography sex morarlity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The habits of the active utilization of well-understood principles is the final possession of wisdom.
Author: Alfred North Whitehead, Source: Quoted in "A Thomas Jefferson Education", p. 130Saved by cboyack in habit principle character action wisdom 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Habitual Procrastinator Is Always An Expert Creator Of Alibis.

If you are so inclined, you can always find dozens of reasons why something canít or shouldnít be done-and precious few why it should or could. It is far easier to rationalize that itís too difficult, too expensive, or too time-consuming than to accept the idea that if we are willing to work hard enough, smart enough, and long enough we can accomplish anything. Instead of making a commitment, we make up an alibi. If you find that you frequently invent excuses for why you didnít do something or have a million reasons why something didnít work out as planned, itís time for a reality check. Stop explaining and start doing!

Author: Napoleon Hill, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in habit work procrastination excuses 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Author: Napoleon Hill, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in habit procrastination 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When we send a spacecraft to the moon and back, it burns more fuel in the first few seconds than during the entire remainder of its half-million-mile journey. Why? To reach outer space, it has to overcome both the gravity of the earth and the atmosphere that surrounds the earth. And in a sense, we must overcome the same two forces—the gravity of habits in our private lives and the social pressures we counter in the atmosphere of our public lives—before we can fulfill our divine potential.
Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, pp. 252-3Saved by cboyack in habit potential society addiction tradition burden gravity peerpressure pressure atmosphere 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sow a thought and you reap an act; Sow an act and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Author: Samuel Smiles, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in progress habit destiny character action thought perfection 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
Author: Gail Sheehy, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in progress habit leadership 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Author: Mark Twain, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in habit duty responsibility 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.
Author: Aristotle, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in habit right tradition 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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