I asked the Zebra, are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?— Shel Silverstein
Superior Bad Habits quotations
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
I don't drink much and I smoke very little.
I guess my only bad habit is robbing banks. Now you see, fellas, I ain't such a bad guy at heart.
People have the right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around you, but when I haven't talked to anyone in years, and every single article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this- that ain't my title...my bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and talents are my title.
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.
My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down.
I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
I'll give up my bad habits as soon as equally satisfying good habits become available.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.
Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you "don't have the time".
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
The longer men sin, the more easily they can;
for every act of transgression weakens conscience, stupefies intellect, hardens hearts, adds force to bad habits, and takes force from good example. And, surely, there is nothing in such associations; as wicked affinities will insure to the sinner in the future state, to incline him to repentance.
We must always bear in mind that the primary purpose of our work is not to get people to join a church, to give up their bad habits, or to do anything other than to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.
You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window.
You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
Sometimes when you've had a long series of disappointing things happen, you can get into the very bad habit of just expecting more of what you've already had.
Don't be too quickTo break bad habits: better stick,Like the Mission folk, to your arsenic.
We've all got out self-destructive bad habits, the trick is to find four or five you personally like the best and just do those all the time.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
In the killing of animals there is cruelty, rage, and the accustoming of oneself to the bad habit of shedding innocent blood.
It was magic, I felt the bond between us.
She was a jelly to my peanuts, Mars to Venus, The Earth to my sun, moon and stars, We added up mathematically... It's like I had a bad habit, B!
The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones.
If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts.
It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
No matter what happens - never give up a hole.
...In tossing in your cards after a bad beginning you also undermine your whole game, because to quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast.
HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring. Cynicism is idiotic. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Receptivity is a superpower.
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
Drugs are a bad habit, so why do it? Because, said Dimple, it isn't the heroin that we're addicted to, it's the drama of the life, the chaos of it, that's the real addiction and we never get over it; and because when you come down to it, the high life, that is, the intoxicated life, is the best of the limited options offered.
Clutter is not just physical stuff. It's old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
The Golden Rule of Habit Change: You can't extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.
If you do not pour water on your plant, what will happen? It will slowly wither and die. Our habits will also slowly wither and die away if we do not give them an opportunity to manifest. You need not fight to stop a habit. Just don’t give it an opportunity to repeat itself. (67)
Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits.
They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.
To cure worry, spend fifteen minutes daily filling your mind full of God.
Worry is just a very bad mental habit. You can change any habit with God's help.
A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it's an undo-it-yourself project.
Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It's being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.
Good habits are hard to develop but easy to live with;
bad habits are easy to develop but hard to live with. The habits you have and the habits that have you will determine almost everything you achieve or fail to achieve.
Statisticians, like artists, have the bad habit of falling in love with their models.