31 Quotes About Habits

  • "Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Habits

  • "The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Habits

  • "Spiritual strongholds begin with a thought. One thought becomes a consideration. A consideration develops into an attitude, which leads then to action. Action repeated becomes a habit, and a habit establishes a "power base for the enemy," that is, a stronghold."

    - Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Attitude, Habits

  • "Customs are generally unselfish. Habits are nearly always selfish."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Habits

  • "We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Habits

  • "Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind."

    - Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Habits

  • "Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Habits

  • "Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."

    - Francis Bacon
    Topics: Habits, Life

  • "Manners - the habits of the people - are bred in family and church. Therefore, it isn't an issue of laws but of habits and manners."

    - Chuck Colson
    Topics: Habits

  • "A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Habits, Overcoming

  • "An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Habits, Idolatry

  • "A mistaken thought may be corrected easily, but an errant affection is nearly unmanageable."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Habits

  • "If any occupation or association is found to hinder our communion with God or our enjoyment of spiritual things, then it must be abandoned. Anything in my habits or ways which mars happy fellowship with the brethren or robs me of power in service, is to be unsparingly judged and made an end of-- 'burned.' Whatever I cannot do for God's glory must be avoided."

    - A. W. Pink
    Topics: Work, Habits

  • "An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons - marriage, or meat, or beer, or cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Habits, Hypocrisy

  • "Jesus said, "Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple" (Luke 14:33). We must honestly face the question, "Am I willing to give up a certain practice or habit that is keeping me from holiness?" It is at this point of commitment that most of us fail. We prefer to dally with sin, to try to play with it a little without getting too deeply involved."

    - Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Habits, Holiness

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