Success and Habits: Quotes

Habit Quotes

These are some powerful quotes about creating new habits, the importance of good habits and how to achieve success.

A suggestion: Select one or two per week and write them on cards, placing where you can see them often.  Aspire to LIVE the meaning in your day to day life.  Commit them to memory – which would mean saying them often.

Have fun!

There can be NO success without the habit of forgiveness

~ Julette Millien ~

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

~ Aristotle ~

A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.

Mark Twain ~

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

Og Mandino ~

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

Brian Tracy ~

The beginning of pride and hatred lies in worldly desire, and the strength of your desire if from habit. When an evil tendency becomes confirmed by habit, rage is triggered when anyone restrains you.

~ Mevlana Rumi ~

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.

~ Marcus Aurelius ~

The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.

~ Thomas Edison ~

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

Norman Vincent Peale ~

Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don’t like to do

Albert Gray ~

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Aristotle ~

Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.

~ George Washington Carver ~

The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him–and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.

~ J. Paul Getty ~

Success is a matter of understanding and religiously practicing specific, simple habits that always lead to success.

~ Robert J. Ringer ~

Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.

~ William James ~

The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.

Socrates ~

Thinking is a habit, and like any other habit, it can be changed; it just takes effort and repetition.

~ John Eliot, Ph.D. ~

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.

Mary Martin ~

It is the habitual thought that frames itself into our life. It affects us even more than our intimate social relations do. Our confidential friends have not so much to do in shaping our lives as the thoughts have which we harbor.

~ J. W. Teal ~

Success is a habit which can be acquired by the exercise of a moderate amount of intelligence, a great deal of hard work, and an unswerving sincerity of purpose.

~- Major General Herbert Leonard Grills ~

Whatever you habitually think yourself to be, that you are. You must form, now, a greater and better habit; you must form a conception of yourself as a being of limitless power, and habitually think that you are that being. It is the habitual, not the periodical thought that decides your destiny.

~ Wallace D. Wattles ~

People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.

~ FM Alexander ~

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle ~

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

Vince Lombardi ~

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.

~ William James ~

The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do… They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.

~ E. M. Gray ~

I will form good habits and become their slaves.

~ Og Mandino ~

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

Dale Carnegie ~

Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

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

~ Horace Mann ~

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

~ Napoleon Hill ~


One Response

  1. “people do not decide their futures they decide their habits etc…
    F.M. Alexander

    Can you tell me out of which work by Alexander this quote is comming?



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