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Augustine of Hippo Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Augustine of Hippo.

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
- Augustine of Hippo

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who,
by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances,
are brought into closer connection with you.
- Augustine of Hippo

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

 

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

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

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

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We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are addicted to being the way we are
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

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

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
- Aristotle

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
- Drew Barrymore

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
- Juliette Binoche

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Get the habit of analysis -
analysis will in time enable synthesis
to become your habit of mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I smoked heroin for six years.
Kicking the habit? Hard wasn't the word for it.
- Leif Garrett

I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door,
or at my uncle's, on the dining table.
- Patrick White

We say the name of God, but that is only habit.
- Nikita Khrushchev

They have not always elected the best leaders,
particularly after a long period in which they have
not used this facility of free election.
You tend to lose the habit.
- Chinua Achebe

I suppose if you've never bitten your nails,
there isn't any way to explain the habit.
It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction -
pride in a job well done.
- Anderson Cooper

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
- Jules Renard

Must swear off from swearing.
Bad habit.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred;
it is a habit to be acquired.
- David Lloyd George

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.
- Gail Sheehy

I made no resolutions for the New Year.
The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning
and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
- Anais Nin

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
- Henry Van Dyke

There is nothing so habit-forming as money.
- Don Marquis

Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit
as your undesired behavior was before.
- Mike Hawkins

Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth,
as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing:
a habit.
- Martha Gellhorn

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
- Walter Bagehot

Choose the life that is most useful,
and habit will make it the most agreeable.
- Francis Bacon

If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit.
- Rich Little

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

Cocaine habit-forming? Of course not.
I ought to know.
I've been using it for years.
- Tallulah Bankhead

The time at our disposal each day is elastic;
the passions we feel dilate it,
those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
- Marcel Proust

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit;
and different beliefs are distinguished by the different
modes of action to which they give rise.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

PS: It's all gossip about the prince.
I'm not in the habit of taking my girlfriends' beaux.
- Wallis Simpson

In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences,
the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection,
have changed habit completely!
- Edmund Husserl

A habit does not a monk make.
- Francois Rabelais

Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends.
Why waste such precious time in bed?
- Marilyn vos Savant


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