Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
- Francois Fenelon
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
Customs are generally unselfish. Habits are nearly always selfish.
- G.K. Chesterton
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
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
- Blaise Pascal
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.