A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
I hate ingratitude more in a man Than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness, Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood.
Macbeth to Ghost of Banquo: Dare me to the desert with thy sword, If trembling I inhabit then, protest me The baby of a girl.
Engrossed late and soon in professional cares, getting and spending, you may may so lay waste your powers that you may find, too late, with hearts given away, that t here is no place in your habit-stricken souls for those gentler influences which make your life worth living.
Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.