Quotes on Addicition & habits

Alcoholism and drug addiction are killer of mental and physical health. Alcoholic and drug addicts are killing themselves slowly.
– Dr T.P.Chia
Provided by: Ivy Lee
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Drug addiction reduces a man to a mindless and ridiculous thing, and creates social parasites and criminals.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Drug addiction cannot be cured if the fear of not consuming drugs is greater than the willpower to quit doing drugs.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Drug addiction is a self- punishing disease that ruins mental, psychological and physical health.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
– J.K. Rowling
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Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
– Dale Carnegie
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Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
– Theodore Roosevelt
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Being addicted is bad, but there are some addictions which are good.
Winning is one of them.
Provided by: varun soman
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Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.
– Abraham Lincoln
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One drink is too many
and a thousands not enough
Provided by: melessa
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You have no idea how easy it is to fall back into the darkness.
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Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.
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The thing about addiction is, it never ends well. Because eventually, whatever it is that was getting us high, stops feeling good, and starts to hurt. Still, they say you don’t kick the habit until you hit rock bottom. But how do you know when you are there? Because no matter how badly a thing is hurting us, sometimes, letting it go hurts even worse.
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Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s a f*cked-up way, like a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it’s a trap.
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People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality.
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Addiction doesn’t kill the addict. It kills the family, kids and people who tried to help!
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Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
– Frederick W. Faber
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A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
– Desiderius Erasmus
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Those who follow the crowd are quickly lost in it
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The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
– Ashley Montagu
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I drink to stay warm, and to kill selected memories…
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First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
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It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.
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It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
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Addiction is a monster; it lives inside, and feeds off of you, takes from you, controls you, and destroys you. It is a beast that tears you apart, rips out your soul, and laughs at your weakness. It is a stone wall that stands to keep you in and the rest out. It is a shadow that always lurks behind you, waiting to strike. Addiction lives in everyone’s mind, sitting, staring, waiting…
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It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with.
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Imagine trying to live without air. Now imagine something worse.
– Amy reed
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It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour
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I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities? And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.
– Carl Ferguson
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Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.
– Joseph Campbell
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Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.
– Jean Kilbourne
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Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.
– Jean Cocteau
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You know you’re an alcoholic when you misplace things … like a decade.
– Paul Williams
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Until I went to rehab, I didn’t understand what it did.
– Aaron Neville
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One of the things you learn in rehab is that you’re responsible for your own actions.
– Dale Archer
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The worst thing you can do for your loved one caught in alcoholism or addiction is to help the person continue in the deception that he or she is OK. Your best course of action is to speak the truth in love and don’t allow him or her to escape the consequences of wrong behavior.
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At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain.
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At every stage, addiction is driven by one of the most powerful, mysterious, and vital forces of human existence. What drives addiction is longing–a longing not just of brain, belly, or loins but finally of the heart.
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A good addiction is a contradiction in terms. Anything people can’t give up or must have is not healthy, no matter what the activity.
– Jody Dean
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Addiction is a symptom of not growing up.
– C. C. DeVille
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I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say ‘Hi, my name is Sam and I am an addict.’
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At the root of all addiction is pain.
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Recovery is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes everything you’ve got.
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The chains of alcohol are too light to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time
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I didn’t even know I was addicted. Until I tried to stop.
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It’s a beautiful day to be sober.
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Recovery: It will be challenging. It will also be worth it. You will relapse, and that’s ok, as long as you keep fighting.
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I’m afraid of what I’m doing to myself. But I can’t seem to stop.
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There’s not a drug on Earth that can make your life meaningful.
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Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.
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We don’t choose to be addicted; what we choose to do is deny our pain.
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It’s not the drugs that make a drug addict, it’s the need to escape reality.
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Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it.
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That’s all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.
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People who have never had an addiction don’t understand how hard it can be.
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You don’t have to be ready to recover, you need only to be willing.
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Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.
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Addiction makes you blind to your reality.
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Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.
– Joseph Conrad
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The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
– Carrie Fisher
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If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
– Zen proverb
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The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.
– Russell Brand
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Here is the solution to the American drug problem suggested a couple years back by the wife of our President: Just say no.
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A junkie spends half his life waiting.
– William S. Burroughs
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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
– Zig Ziglar
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Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable
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We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
– Blaise Pascal
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It’s not the situation…… it’s your reaction to the situation.
– Bob Conklin
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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome trying to succeed.
– Booker T. Washington
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Our first and last love is – self-love.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
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No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
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People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other
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The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief
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Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.
– Bill Wilson
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Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
– Dale Carnegie
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Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like flowers in the desert. Given the right conditions, all his old addictions would burst into full and luxuriant bloom.
– Margaret Atwood
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Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
– Louisa May Alcott
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You’ve recognised a fundamental feature of an addict’s life. Maintaining your habit is so important you’ve no real interest in anything else.
– Marian Keyes
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You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.
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Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you–it’s the cage you live in.
– Johann Hari
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Recovery from addiction requires hard work, a proper attitude and learning skills to stay sober, not drinking alcohol or using other drugs. Successful drug recovery or alcohol recovery involves changing attitudes, acquiring knowledge, and developing skills to meet the many challenges of sobriety.
– Dennis Daley
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If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.
– Ann Landers
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The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.
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The worst drugs are as bad as anybody’s told you. It’s just a dumb trip, which I can’t condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one’s own personal, social, emotional reasons. It’s something to be avoided if one can help it.
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Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier. Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it.
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The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction.
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I used to think a drug addict was someone who lived on the far edges of society. Wild-eyed, shaven-headed and living in a filthy squat. That was until I became one…
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Once the enabling stops, the recovery is given the opportunity to start.
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Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you.
– Bishop Steere
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When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t…
– Luke Davies
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Addiction of drugs and alcohol is nothing but suicide.
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Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death.
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It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication, willpower and sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But I promise, it’s worth it.
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You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before.
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Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out where giving up is not an option.
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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
– Confucius
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For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three -- the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings.
~ Peter McWilliams
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It's an addiction... and addiction is something I should know something about.
~ Keith Richards
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An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.
~ Criss Jami
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I smoked pot as a kid... I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.
~ Barack Obama,
on addictions
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Sugar is more present in America or England than it is in France. I think there is an addiction to sweetness.
~ Pierre Dukan
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The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
~ Christopher Lasch
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All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
~ Allan David Bloom
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I always think I am one of the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food. I don't know how to relax, that's my problem.
~ Carnie Wilson
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What I've learned to do is arrest my addiction - arrest it myself, so I don't get arrested.
~ Rodney King
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Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
~ Edward Teller
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This dark diction has become America's addiction.
~ Kanye Omari West
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No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
~ Patrick Joseph Kennedy
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People who have never had an addiction don't understand how hard it can be.
~ William Payne Stewart
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I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
~ Bertrand Russell
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MySpace is an addiction.
~ Paulo Coelho
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The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.
~ Christopher Lasch
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A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
~ Clarence Shepard Day Jr
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I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
~ Gene Eliza Tierney
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It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.
~ Ken Hensley
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Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
~ Carl Gustav Jung
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If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.
~ Douglas Adams
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
– Aristotle
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You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
– John C. Maxwell
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It is dangerous to mortgage your future to unhealthy or harmful habits. They will sabotage your future.
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People rarely succeed unless they are believers of positive values and good habits.
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You will earn the right to enjoy a better life, if you have plenty of good habits. You will be forced to experience a lousy life, if you are ruled by bad habits.
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The secret to changing our habits is: controlling and changing our desires and minds.
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People normally are not conscious of, or do not pay attention to their habits – until they have been penalized by their unhealthy or harmful habits.
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Curing the depression won’t change lifelong habits for most people.
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People are more than likely to fail in life, if they are enslaved by negative beliefs disregarding positive values and habits.
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Healthy habits are strengths. Unhealthy habits are weaknesses. Positive habits support the future. Negative habits sabotage the future.
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The most important thing you can do for yourself is to avoid having negative behaviors and harmful habits.
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It is never too early to prepare for the future. It is never too late to get rid of undesirable habits.
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Do not let negative behaviors and bad habits ruin your life!
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You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.
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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
– Jim Rohn
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Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
– Mahatma Gandhi
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Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
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Thoughts lead on to purposes;
Purposes go forth in action;
Actions form habits;
Habits decide character;
And character fixes our destiny.
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Those who choose to break away from their unhealthy habits are always handsomely rewarded!
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Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
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Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
– Vince Lombardi
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A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.
– Stephen King
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Contrary to science; in nature, like habits attract while unlike habits repel.
by: David Udiminue
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A habit is only a habit until you can observe it. And then it’s a choice.
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Habit is stronger than reason.
– George Santayana
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Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
– Shaquille ONeal
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We become what we repeatedly do.
– Sean Covey
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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
– Mike Murdock
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The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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If you make it a habit to make your today better than your yesterday, then for sure, your tomorrow will be better than your today.
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Habit is a man’s sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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I remember when staying up until midnight was hard to do, now it’s a bad habit.
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Good habits are the basic tools that will determine whether you are a tortoise or hare in life!
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We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
– John Dryden
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Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
–J. K. Rowling
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Nothing is stronger than habit.
– Ovid
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The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.
– Leo Aikman
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Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits.
– Robert Puller
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First we make our habits, then our habits make us.
– Charles C. Noble
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Good habits are worth being fanatical about.
– John Irving
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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
– Samuel Johnson
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A choice made often enough becomes a habit. And a habit reaps a personality and a personality reaps a character and a character reaps a destiny.
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Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
– Saint Augustine
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A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them.
– Frank A. Clark
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A good habit is easier to establish than breaking a bad one.
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