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Sunday Quotes – Habits

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The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson

A bad habit never disappears miraculously. It’s an undo-it-yourself project.

Abigail Van Buren

The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.

Doug Henning

Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.

Mark Twain


Sunday Quotes – Habits

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Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

St. Augustine

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Mark Twain

A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them.

Frank A. Clark

Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them.  And you don’t have to keep them, either.  They keep you.

Frank Crane

Sunday Quotes – Age

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Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.  We grow old by deserting our ideals.  Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

Douglas MacArthur

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain, Following the Equator

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

John Barrymore

I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.

Author Unknown

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.

Leo Rosenberg

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.

Jim Fiebig

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?

Satchel Paige

NHBPM – Sunday Quotes – Books

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Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.
Mark Twain

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
Oscar Wilde

O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot open a book without learning something.

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Henry David Thoreau

Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Helen Keller

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Sunday Quotes – Humor

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A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Groucho Marx

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Buddy Hackett

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
Cathy Guisewite

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Stephen Fry

Sunday Quotes – Happy Fathers’ Day

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He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. 

Clarence Budington Kelland

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. 

Elizabeth Stone

A father is a banker provided by nature.

French proverb

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.  

Mario Cuomo

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Ruth E. Renkel

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. 

Author unknown, commonly attributed to Mark Twain but no evidence has yet been found for this