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Oliver Wendell Holmes – Habits are crutches in old age

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Oliver Wendell HolmesHabits 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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes  
Over the Teacups

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Roger L’Estrange – Men are not to be judged by appearances

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Men are not to be judged by their looks, habits, and appearances, but by the character of their lives and conversations. ‘Tis better that a man’s own works than another man’s words should praise him.

Roger L’Estrange  

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Laozi / Lao-Tzu – Watch your thoughts; they become words

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Lao TzuWatch 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.

Laozi / Lao-Tzu   (604 BC-531 BC)

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Marcus Antonius – Thoughts become character of the soul

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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.

Marcus Antonius   (83BC-30BC)

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