Inspiring Quotations

Please add your own memorable quotations about habits. For my starters, see the comments.

Author: Eric

I have been teaching English since 1980 in the United States, Morocco, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, The Netherlands, and China. Good Habits, Good Students is my first book.

14 thoughts on “Inspiring Quotations”

  1. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. —Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

  2. ‘But, my dear Mrs. Casaubon . . . character is not cut in marble—it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing . . .’. —George Eliot, Middlemarch

  3. Johnson observed, that the force of our early habits was so great, that . . . almost every man returned to them. —James Boswell, The Life of Johnson

  4. It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare. —Mark Twain, American author (1835-1910)

  5. Courage is important. It’s the one virtue that makes all other virtues possible. —Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., American theologian and activist

  6. Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them, either. They keep you.
    —Frank Crane (1861–1928) Presbyterian minister

  7. Hi Eric: Greetings! I enjoyed very much reading these inspiring quotations! Thank you again for posting my drawings on your website. Very kind.

    take care! best wishes, –Merideth

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