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Habituation Quotes

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Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

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It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action
of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the
result of a certain habituation,
or of the influence of the mind.
- Johannes P. Muller

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence,
but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
- Aristotle

Walking is the best possible exercise.
Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
- Thomas Jefferson

 

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Our destiny changes with our thought;
we shall become what we wish to become,
do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
- Orison Swett Marden

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of
intensive physical effort.
- Pierre de Coubertin

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor,
it covers the natural want of it,
and ends by rendering habitual a substitute
nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
- Thomas Jefferson

You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out.
You have to be here, you have to be now,
you have to be present.
- Sally Field

The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured
by his special exertions,
but by his habitual acts.
- Blaise Pascal

In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue,
right conduct from habitual has become natural.
- Sallust

This same habitual blindness to spiritual,
substantive dimensions of every significant challenge
continues to handicap Hollywood.
- Michael Medved

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will
be the character of your mind;
for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
- Marcus Aurelius

Let what is irksome become habitual,
no more will it trouble you.
- Ovid

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral;
and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves,
and of discerning the cause of their oppression.
- Joel Barlow

Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

There is no more miserable human being than one in
whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
- William James

Life is the art of being well deceived;
and in order that the deception may succeed it must
be habitual and uninterrupted.
- William Hazlitt

There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual
ways of seeking happiness.
- Charles Baudelaire

It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there
was a time when sentiments now become habitual,
sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct,
but the original metaphysic of living,
were by no means altogether habitual.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions,
and that I did; studying them with professional purpose
during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward.
- Gene Tunney

People talk about the courage of condemned men walking
to the place of execution:
sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any
kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.
- Graham Greene

I've come up with another formulation about style:
that it's essentially a manifestation of a certain
habitual set of limitations.
It's what a composer does NOT do that defines a style.
- James Tenney

I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare,
and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children;
but just because the happy days were so habitual to
me they made no impression upon my mind,
and I can no longer recall them.
- Pierre Loti

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature,
every generous, every liberal Sentiment,
if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
- George Mason

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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