A complete guide for students who want to succeed.
Please add your own memorable quotations about habits. For my starters, see the comments.
Author: Eric MacKnight
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.
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14 thoughts on “Inspiring Quotations”
We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. â€”Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
‘But, my dear Mrs. Casaubon . . . character is not cut in marbleâ€”it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing . . .’. â€”George Eliot, Middlemarch
Johnson observed, that the force of our early habits was so great, that . . . almost every man returned to them. â€”James Boswell, The Life of Johnson
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare. â€”Mark Twain, American author (1835-1910)
Courage is important. Itâ€™s the one virtue that makes all other virtues possible. â€”Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., American theologian and activist
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
â€”Horace Mann, American educator (1796-1859)
Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.
â€”Basketball coach Bobby Knight
Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them, either. They keep you.
â€”Frank Crane (1861â€“1928) Presbyterian minister
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
â€”Jim Ryun, long-distance runner
Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.
Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.
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