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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Habit
 
Every one has his peculiar habit.  Latin.  1
Habits if not resisted soon become necessity.  St. Augustine.  2
Habit in sinning takes away the sense of sin.  Latin.  3
Habit is second nature.  4
Habit is stronger than nature.  Quintus Curtius Rufus.  5
Habit is ten times nature.  Wellington.  6
How use doth breed a habit in a man.  Shakespeare.  7
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.  Dryden.
  8
It is a thousand times easier to contract a new habit than to get rid of an old one.  9
It is easier to prevent ill habits than to break them.  Motto on Plato’s ring.  10
Pursuits become habits.  Ovid.  11
Small habits well pursued betimes
May reach the dignity of crimes.  Hannah More.
  12
There is nothing so true as habit.
To change one’s habits smacks of death.  Portuguese.
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