Success is hastened or delayed by one's habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
As soon as you cater to someone's physical desires and bad habits, you are not loving that soul anymore. You are just pleasing that person to avoid ill will
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
We are what we think we are. The habitual inclination of our thoughts determines our talents and abilities, and our personality
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
All habit Quotes ⇑
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.
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
If you want to be spiritual, seek good company and don't mix with those whose bad habits may wrongly influence you
I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I'm like that. If I stop reading, I die.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
Most of the world is like a mental hospital. Some persons are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace.
Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained
Habits are simply thoughts grooved deeply into the brain. The needle of the mind plays those records of habits again and again. Even the chemistry of the body responds, as with addiction. Applying mind and will can change those patterns
Your thoughts are molding your actions, and your mental convictions from the repetition of those actions is the fire that hardens the thoughts into unyielding habit patterns
Even if you were to flee to the jungle, your old habits would be with you still. You can't run away from them, so you may as well strive to overcome them. Clear out the jungle of your wrong habits. Then you will be free
Man is like a puppet. The strings of his habits, emotions, passions, and senses make him dance to their bidding. They bind his soul.
The nature of habit can be understood by this analogy: Clay can be molded into a vase, and while the clay is still soft it is easy to change the form of that vase again and again. But once it is fired in an oven, its shape becomes firmly set
You are in a cocoon of your own bad habits, and you must be freed to spread its wings of beautiful divine qualities.
Be careful what you choose to do consciously, for unless your will is very strong, that is what you may have to do repeatedly and compulsively through the habit-influencing power of the subconscious mind.
The habits you cultivated in past lives have substantially created your physical, mental, and emotional makeup in this life
True freedom consists in performing all actions - eating, reading, working, and so forth - in accordance with right judgment and choice of will, not in being compelled by habits
The man comes here [on Earth] for the sole purpose of learning to break the cords that bind his soul. Disease, failure, negation, greed, jealousy — break these bonds now. You are in a cocoon of your own bad habits, and you must be freed to spread its wings of beautiful divine qualities
Your greatest enemies are your bad habits. They will follow you from one incarnation to another until you overcome them. In order to free yourself from fate, you must cure yourself of bad habits
Mental slavery to a sense habit is the result of continued repetition of the specific act that gives birth to a particular habit.
All bad habits, and their enjoyer, the ego, are very tenacious and monopolizing in their claims on human beings
Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
Each of your habits creates a specific "groove," or pathway, in the brain. These patterns make you behave in a certain way, often against your wish. Your life follows those grooves that you yourself have created in the brain
Do not overeat. Most persons die as a result of greediness and of ignorance of right dietary habits.
Habits of thought are mental magnets that draw to you certain things, people, and conditions. Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it.
Control your habits and behaviour.
Each soul must find his way back alone. No one but you is responsible for your mistakes and habits. Once you have found your Self in your soul, you are free.
But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.
The practice of introspection helps people in freeing their soul and will from ignorance, undesirable environmental influences, slavish customs, bad habits, and entanglements, by teaching them to understand and develop all the possibilities of their real soul nature, and by pointing out and eliminating their bad habits and tendencies