Habits are the crutches of old age: by the aid of these we manage to hobble along after the mental joints are stiff and the muscles rheumatic…when every act of self determination costs an effort and a pang.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Such as are thy habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of thy soul – for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. Dye it then, with a continuous series of such thoughts as these – that where a man can live, there if he will, he can also live well.