Inspirational Habit Quotes

If you want to change your life, you need to change your habits. Quotes about habits can be a great way to start making those changes. They provide inspiration and motivation to keep you on track. Here are some of our favorite habit quotes to help get you started.

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Forming good habits and sticking to them can be tough, but it’s worth it in the end. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

1. Start small. If you try to do too much at once, you’re likely to burn out and give up. Start with one or two habits that you can easily stick to, and then add more as you get more comfortable.

2. Be patient. It takes time to form a new habit, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results right away. Stick with it and be patient, and you’ll eventually see the results you’re looking for.

3. Make a plan. If you have a plan for how you’re going to stick to your new habit, it will be a lot easier to follow through. Make a list of what you need to do to make it happen, and put it somewhere where you’ll see it every day.

4. Find a support group. It can be helpful to have someone to help you stay accountable and on track. Find a friend or family member who is also interested in forming new habits, and ask them to help you stay on track.

5. Reward yourself. When you stick to your new habit, reward yourself with something you enjoy. This will help keep you motivated and encouraged to keep going.

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114 Habit Quotes

  1. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant,

2. “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu

3. “Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” – Charles Duhigg

4. “Habits stay with you even when you don’t have the motivation.” – Neeraj Agnihotri

5. “Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.” – Elbert Hubbard

6. “Everything you are used to, once done long enough, starts to seem natural, even though it might not be.” – Julien Smith

7. “Your life will remain same and nothing new is going happen unless you change your habits” – Srinivart

8. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

9. “Habits are simply relaible solutions to recurring problems in our environment.”- Jason Hreha

10. “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock

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Inspiring Habit Quotes

11. “Part of recovering your health is to break long-term toxic habits.” – Steven Magee

12. “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” – Mark Twain

13. “Motivation supplies ignition, and habit provides fuel, to the flame of desire” – Dr. Anhad Kaur Suri

14. “Let go of your old tired habits and plant new habits in fertile soil.” – Harley King

15. “Successful people are simply those with success habits.” – Brian Tracy

16. “Successful people form habits that feed their success, instead of habits that feed their failure.” – Jeff Olson

17. “The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.” -Albert Camus

18. “Better habits, better life.” – Robert Celner

19. “You can create new habits, all you need to do is stick to something you like. All it asks is consistency.” – Sarvesh Jain

20. “Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Positive Habit Quotes

21. “Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.” – Therese Fowler

22. “Habits to us is as recipes are to food. If you’re not enjoying your life, find new recipes.” – Sotero M Lopez II

23. “Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” – Twyla Tharp                     

24. “Those who are happy, tend to follow a certain set of habits that create peace in their lives; if you learn to apply these habits in your own life, there’s a good chance you’ll be happy too.” – Dee Waldeck

25. “Self-doubt is the greatest enemy of any new good habit.” – Victoria Moran.

26. “Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it everyday and soon it cannot be broken.” – Horace Mann

27. “Cleanliness is a habit that keeps the body, mind, and environment neat, clean, and delightful and free from dirt and toxic things.” – Amit Ray

28. “Habits of the mind also provide our mental framework – the way we see the world” – Gyalwa Dokhampa

29. “A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.” – Stephen King

30. “Your character is the harvest of your habits.” – Adrian Rogers

Habit Quotes To Live By

31. “Feeling sorry for yourself and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” – Dale Carnegie

32. “Take control of your habits. Take control of your life.” – Anonymous

33. “The easiest thing in our life is to change our habits if we really want to change” – Dr Purushothaman

34. “If you want to change your world, you need to start cultivating good habits.” – Mina Tadros

35. “When people don’t learn from mistakes, their mistakes often turn into bad habits.” – Frank Sonnenberg

36. “First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” – Rob Gilbert

37. “Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” – Gordon Parks

38. “A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.” – Erasmus

39. “Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

40. “Results can only change when we change our consistent actions and make them habits.” – Billy Cox

Motivational Habit Quotes

41. “We become what we repeatedly do.” – Sean Covey

42. “Your little choices become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life.” – Elizabeth George

43. “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” – Samuel Johnson

44. “There are two types of habits: ones which comfort us, and ones which would be a comfort if we stopped.” – Catherine Pulsifer

45. “First we form habits, then they form us.” – Mark Matteson

46. “Do it daily. Make it a habit.” – Aditya Chatterjee

47. “What may be a hassle at first soon becomes habit, and eventually a source of pride and productivity for all involved.” – cbeams

48. “The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.” – Bryant McGill 

49. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

50. “Reading is a habit and writing is a discipline.” – Sukant Ratnakar

The Power Of Habit Quotes

51. “If you believe you can change – if you make it a habit – the change becomes real.” – Charles Duhigg

52. “Commit to stop making excuses. When we make excuses, we lie to ourselves and continue bad habits.” – Joyce Meyer

53. “Great people become great due to the framework, routines and habits they have set for themselves” – Sunday Adelaja

54. “Habits are hard to let go, especially if they are human beings.” – Drishti Bablani

55. “Your habits and patterns determine the direction of your life. Develop routines and behaviors that create success. Remove any limitations, maximize your potential and focus on what matters most.” – Mlungisi Simelane

56. “She liked the life she had. She loved habits. She craved a day with nothing in it, a long, quiet stretch of hours in the studio.” – Ann Brashares

57. “If breaking a habit has been hard for you to do, hard for you even to face, then a helping hand is in order.” – Kenneth Schwarz

58. “The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.” – Shannon L. Alder

59. “Old habits will keep you stuck as they won’t open doors to new opportunities.” – Karon Waddell

60. “Habit is a second nature that destroys the first…I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.” – Blaise Pascal

Breaking Bad Habits Quotes

61. “The nature of habits is it’s an unconscious part of our lives; there are no emotions in the practice.” – Venugopal Acharya

62. “Winning is a habit – leadership is calmly maintaining that habit against all odds.” – Amit Ray

63. “Eventually your little choices are going to become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life.” – Jim George

64. “Overcome Your bad Habits with Good Habits.” – Wisdom Kwashie Mensah

65. “Your money habits and investment strategy is not all about what you do, but much about who you are. Become the person it takes to do, succeed, and innovate.” – Amah Lambert

66. “Your frequent failures are the result of your persistent bad habits and undisciplined life.” – Anuj Jasani

67. “Our habits limit what we can see, access, sense, and know.” – Michael Puett

68. “Habits are tools. They can either propel you toward success or drag you down.” – Silvica Rosca

69. “In this way, the process of building habits is actually the process of becoming yourself.” – James Clear

70. “The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.” – Marcel Proust

Mind-Changing Habits Quotes

71. “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.” – Saint Augustine

72. “Positivity is like a muscle: keep exercising it, and it becomes a habit.” – Natalie Massenet

73. “Do you want to be rich spiritually? Begin by building godly habits.” – Lori Hatcher

74. “Habits gradually change the face of one’s life as time changes one’s physical face; & one does not know it.” – Virginia Woolf

75. “Keep your habits right, keep your future bright.” – Dax Bamania

76. “Thanks to my damn ambition for being such a nasty habit–were I not addicted to you, I would have given up years ago.” – Monroe Mann

77. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden            

78. “There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.” – William James

79. “Everyone has bad habits. It is your good habits that build you.” – Arian Adeli Koodehi

80. “You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.” – Napoleon Hill

Thought-Provoking Habits Quotes

81. “The habit of doing more than is necessary can only be earned through practice.” – Seth Godin

82. “Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” – John Irving

83. “Healthy habits harbor happiness.” – Zero Dean

84. “I was not afraid to ask completely stupid questions, and I have kept this habit until now.” – Pierre Deligne

85. “Just do it! First you make your habits, then your habits make you!” – Lucas Remmerswaal

86. “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell

87. “Stay away from addictions in life or addictions will take you away from life.” – Amit Kalantri

88. “You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.” – Abdul Kalam                                                 

89. “Create daily habits that will create a higher quality of life. Remember, our lives become whatever we practice.” – Akiroq Brost

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90. “Habits of action cultivated early in life lay the foundation for unique skill sets able to carve a path beyond the mundane and into the relevant.” – Marian Deegan

91. “The best gifts anyone can give to themselves are good health habits.” – Ellen J. Barrier

92. “The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

93. “Habits, not ideas, are the programming language of human beings” – Danny Dover

94. “Don’t go to battle trying to stop a habit. Instead, reshape it and send it in a new direction.” – Sarah Pullen

95. “Bad habits: easy to develop and hard to live with. Good habits: hard to develop and easy to live with.” – Orrin Woodward

96. “Bad habits are demons that often push us into isolation because they know that in our loneliness they stand little chance of being overcome.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

97. “Negative habits produce negative results.” – Frank Sonnenberg

98. “The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.” – Shannon L. Adler

99. “Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” – Og Mandino

100. “Don’t change your self-criticism habit. Change your habitual reactions to self-criticism.” – Yong Kang Chan

101. “Habit is stronger than reason.” –   George Santayana

102. “The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.” –   Samuel Johnson

103. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going” – Jim Rohn

104. “Great habits sharpen our thoughts and make us great.” – Debasish Mridha

105. “Habits, places and faces grew into you over time, like tree roots burrowing into stone work.” – Frances Hardinge

106. “To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models.” – Jack Canfield

107. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

108. “Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits.” -Robert Puller

109. “Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.” – Mary Martin

110. “If you change your habits, you change your results.” – Butch Bellah

111. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” –  John Dryden

112. “Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous” –   Somerset Maugham

113. “Your habits guide and sculpt your path. The same process that builds habits can break habits.” – Farshad Asl

114. “Cultivate the habit of setting clearly-defined written goals; they are the road maps that guide you to your destination.” – Roy Bennett

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