Quotes of Custom

“ Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. ”

- Mark Twain

“ First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they'll eventually conquer you. ”

- Dr. Rob Gilbert

“ Habit with him was all the test of truth, it must be right: I've done it from my youth. ”

- George Crabbe

“ The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement. ”

- John Stuart Mill

“ Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The role of a female outlaw was not exactly custom-made for someone recently out of a finishing-school! ”

- Gene Tierney

“ Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. ”

- Agatha Christie

“ How use doth breed a habit in a man! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The chains of habit are generally too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ 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

“ Life — how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere. ”

- V. S. Pritchett

“ It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone! ”

- Merrill Markoe

“ Things start out as hopes and end up as habits. ”

- Lillian Hellman

“ Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ”

- Aristotle

“ Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day. ”

- Alphonse de Lamartine

“ Learn by practice. ”

- Martha Graham

“ Custom is the great guide of human life. ”

- David Hume

“ Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Incredibly, many people continue their old life-style, their habits even if they feel miserable, lonely, bored, inadequate, or abused. Why? Of course… because habit is an easy place to hide. ”

- Tom Rusk

“ Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. ”

- Pythagoras

“ Custom adapts itself to expediency. ”

- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“ Custom is a tyrant. ”

- Unknown

“ Custom reconciles us to everything. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Custom, that unwritten law, by which the people keep even kings in awe. ”

- Charles Davenport

“ Custom, then, is the great guide of human life. ”

- David Hume

“ Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. ”

- John Updike

“ Customs form us all. Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs are consequences of our place of birth. ”

- Aaron Hill

“ Everything is practice. ”

- Pele
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