| A civil habit|
Oft covers a good man.
Beaumont and FletcherBeggars Bush. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 210.
|Consuetude quasi altera natura effici.|
Habit is, as it were, a second nature.
CiceroDe Finibus Bonorum et Malorum. V. 25. Tusculanarum Disputationum. II. 17.
|Habit with him was all the test of truth;|
It must be right: Ive done it from my youth.
CrabbeThe Borough. Letter III.
| We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our characters; we sow our characters, and we reap our destiny.|
C. A. Hall.
| Clavus clavo pellitur, consuetudo consuetudine vincitur.|
A nail is driven out by another nail, habit is overcome by habit.
|A man used to vicissitudes is not easily dejected.|
Samuel JohnsonRasselas. Ch. XII.
|Habits form character and character is destiny.|
Joseph KainesAddress. Oct. 21, 1883. Our Daily Faults and Failings.
|Consuetudo consuetudine vincitur.|
Habit is overcome by habit.
Thomas á Kempis. Bk. I. 21.
|Small habits, well pursued betimes,|
May reach the dignity of crimes.
Hannah MoreFlorio. Pt. I.
|Sow an action, reap a habit.|
David Christy Murray.
|Nil consuetudine majus.|
Nothing is stronger than habit.
OvidArs Amatoria. II. 345.
|Abeunt studia in mores.|
Pursuits become habits.
OvidHeroides. XV. 83.
|Morem fecerat usus.|
Habit had made the custom.
OvidMetamorphoses. II. 345.
|Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,|
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
OvidMetamorphoses. Bk. XV. L. 155. Drydens trans.
|Frangas enim citius quam corrigas quæ in pravum induerunt.|
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
QuintilianDe Institutione Oratoria. I. 3. 3.
| Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.|
|Consuetudo natura potentior est.|
Habit is stronger than nature.
Quintus Curtius RufusDe Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni. V. 5. 21.
|How use doth breed a habit in a man!|
This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods,
I better brook than flourishing peopled towns.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 1.
|Vulpem pilum mutare, non mores.|
The fox changes his skin but not his habits.
|Inepta hæc esse, nos quæ facimus sentio;|
Verum quid facias? ut homo est, ita morem geras.
I perceive that the things that we do are silly; but what can one do? According to mens habits and dispositions, so one must yield to them.
TerenceAdelphi. III. 3. 76.
|Quam multa injusta ac prava fiunt moribus!|
How many unjust and wicked things are done from mere habit.
TerenceHeauton timoroumenos. IV. 7. 11.
|In ways and thoughts of weakness and of wrong,|
Threads turn to cords, and cords to cables strong.
Isaac WilliamsThe Baptistry. Image 18.