124 Inspiring Repetition Quotes to Help You Improve

The Most Famous Repetition Quotes (Best in 2024)

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How much of you is repetition? — Sixto Rodriguez

Repetition is the mother of skill. — Tony Robbins

Repetition is not repetition, ... The same action makes you feel something completely different by the end — Pina Bausch

Happiness is the longing for repetition. — Milan Kundera

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most of our oldest memories are the product of repeated rehearsal and reconstruction. — Ulric Neisser

Prints mimic what we are as humans: we are all the same and yet every one is different. I think there's a spiritual power in repetition, a devotional quality, like saying rosaries. — Kiki Smith

I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition, for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique, etc. — Jeff Vandermeer

Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last. — Juvenal

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. — Napoleon Hill

Short Repetition Quotes

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  • Intellectual is a parrot; wise man is a crow. One is repetitive; other is creative! — Mehmet Murat Ildan
  • The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. — African Proverbs
  • If you want to master a habit, the key is to start with repetition, not perfection. — James Clear
  • Being a tech company has to be about a pattern of repetitive innovation. — Chamath Palihapitiya
  • Life repeats itself mindlessly – unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel. — Osho [Chandra Mohan Jain]
  • Both common sense and scientific evidence agree: repetition is a form of change. — James Clear
  • A mug keeps going to the well until it breaks eventually. — Hungarian Proverbs
  • Conversely, if an experience is not satisfying, we have little reason to repeat it. — James Clear
  • Knock me down 9 times, but I get up 10. — Cardi B
  • The best piece of marketing advice I received was: Double down on what works. — Brian Dean

Top 10 Repetition Quotes

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If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. — Earl Nightingale

Repetition is not repetition, ... The same action makes you feel something completely different by the end — Pina Bausch

Don't be afraid to scrape the paint off and do it again. This is the way you learn, trial and error, over and over, repetition. It pays you great dividends, great, great dividends. — Bob Ross

Intellectual is a parrot; wise man is a crow. One is repetitive; other is creative! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

In all the music that deals with experimental repetition, drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music, there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience. — Bill Laswell

The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same - dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits - the repetition through the ages is comedy. — Dawn Powell

I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition, for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique, etc. — Jeff Vandermeer

The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. — African Proverbs

Repetition quote It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief
It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

Power Of Repetition Quotes

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The exception is more interesting than the rule. The rule proves nothing; the exception proves everything. In the exception the power of real life breaks through the crust of a mechanism that has become torpid by repetition. — Carl Schmitt

The trouble with most of us is that we stop trying in trying times. — Denis Waitley

The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values. — Michael Schudson

Repetition quote Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

It is in vain to oppose constitutional barriers to the impulse of self-preservation. It is worse than in vain; because it plants in the Constitution itself necessary usurpations of power, every precedent of which is a germ of unnecessary and multiplied repetitions. — James Madison

We don't recognize the power of compounding. — Sallie Krawcheck

I'm interested in the limits of personality, in the possibility of change, and the saving power of art. Do powerful works of art raise our consciousness to such a degree that we refrain from sliding into moral hazard? Do we take note? Or are we doomed to repetition? — Adam Ross

Repetition quote Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.

Initially the student, in some traditions, is given a mantra, a particular word of power to focus on. While thoughts are cascading through your mind during meditation, you should be absorbed in the repetition of a mantra. — Frederick Lenz

The primary imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I Am. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

History is only a tiresome repetition of one story. Persons and classes have sought to win possession of the power of the State in order to live luxuriously out of the earnings of others — William Graham Sumner

Success Repetition Quotes

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Past performance is the best predictor of success. — Jim Simons

If you want to be successful, you need to create habits… and you create habits by creating routines. — Russell Brunson

Repetition is the father of learning, I repeat, repetition is the father of learning. — Lil Wayne

Repetition quote Don't get it twisted. It takes many long, restless nights to be an overnight suc
Don't get it twisted. It takes many long, restless nights to be an overnight success.

To me, the big thing in being a successful team is repetition of what you're doing, either by word of mouth, blackboard, or specifically by work on the field. You repeat, repeat, repeat as a unit. — Vince Lombardi

The hallmark of an authentic evangelicalism is not the uncritical repetition of old traditions but the willingness to submit every tradition, however ancient, to fresh biblical scrutiny and, if necessary, reform. — John Stott

Not every good idea survives. Not every new form of art is repeated. Not every new potential instinct is successful. Only the successful ones get repeated. By natural selection and then through repetition they become probable, more habitual. — Rupert Sheldrake

Success is ultimately realized by people who make more good choices and recover quickly from their bad choices. Our personal and professional success depends on repeating good choices, day in and day out, and avoiding repetition of bad choices. — David Cottrell

Every successful organization has to make the transition from a world defined primarily by repetition to one primarily defined by change. This is the biggest transformation in the structure of how humans work together since the Agricultural Revolution. — Bill Drayton

Most people are operating out of repetition. If you come to work or school each day with the same mind-state, you probably can't get more out of it than you did yesterday. — Frederick Lenz

Yet there seemed to be some truth in the law of probability, according to which the chance of success is directly proportionate to the number of repetitions. — Kobo Abe

Reiteration Quotes

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The Russian Bolsheviks have discovered that truth does not matter so long as there is reiteration. They have no difficulty whatever in countering a fact by a lie which, if repeated often enough and loudly enough, becomes accepted by the people. — Winston Churchill

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. — Albert Einstein

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution. — Jay Leno

I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated all my homosexual patients are quite sick - to which I finally replied so are all my heterosexual patients. — Ernest Van den Haag

It is necessary to iterate and reiterate that prayer, as a mere habit, as a performance gone through by routine or in a professional way, is a dead and rotten thing. — Edward McKendree Bounds

In the first instance, performativity must be understood not as a singular or deliberate ‘act,’ but, rather, as the reiterative and citational practice by which discourse produces the effects that it names — Judith Butler

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told. — Dale Carnegie

We want from here to express our solidarity and our support to all the victims of these acts of terrorism and their family members. We reiterate our complete, emphatic rejection of all forms of violence and all forms of terrorism. — Vicente Fox

Rock 'n roll smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiteration and sly, lewd, in plain fact, dirty lyrics ... manages to be the martial music of every side-burned delinquent on the face of the earth. — Frank Sinatra

However, it was not us who refused to freeze oil production; our Saudi partners changed their point of view at the last moment and decided to slow down the adoption of this decision. I would like to reiterate our position, it remains the same. — Vladimir Putin

Repeat Quotes

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. — Jean Piaget

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself. — Mark Twain

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Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day-in and day-out. — Robert Collier

When you talk, you are only repeating what already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. — Dalai Lama

The Republican Party can lead any person to believe that their promises will be fulfilled in the future. They follow the Hitler line – no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth. — John F. Kennedy

We are what we repeatedly do... excellence, therefore, isn't just an act, but a habit and life isn't just a series of events, but an ongoing process of self-definition. — Aristotle

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. — Rachel Carson

Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope. — Philippe Petit

When the dog is repeatedly teased with the sight of objects inducing salivary secretion from a distance, the reaction of the salivary glands grows weaker and weaker and finally drops to zero. — Ivan Pavlov

Repeating History Quotes

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History repeats itself and that's just how it goes. — J. Cole

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. — Karl Marx

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Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. — George Santayana

Man is a parrot in the House of History; he listens and then he repeats the same crap over and over! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

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History is never antiquated, because humanity is always fundamentally the same. — Walter Rauschenbusch

History repeats itself, but in such cunning disguise that we never detect the resemblance until the damage is done. — Sydney J. Harris

History informs us of past mistakes from which we can learn without repeating them. It also inspires us and gives confidence and hope bred of victories already won. — William H. Hastie

To the world: what is the point of saying «never again» for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar? At least 5 killed. History repeating… — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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Men make their own history — Karl Marx

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History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot — Mark Twain

People Writing About Repetition

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Read quotes by James Clear

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African Proverbs
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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More Repetition Quotes

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Repetition quote by M. C. Escher

Order is repetition of units. Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm. — M. C. Escher

Contrology (Pilates) is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities. — Joseph Pilates

The saying "He who teaches others, teaches himself" is very true, not only because constant repetition impresses a fact indelibly on the mind, but because the process of teaching itself gives deeper insight into the subject taught. — John Amos Comenius

A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact. — Daniel Kahneman

He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand prayers — Zoroaster

Debt is so ingrained into our culture that most Americans can't even envision a car without a payment ... a house without a mortgage ... a student without a loan ... and credit without a card. We've been sold debt with such repetition and with such fervor that most folks can't conceive of what it would be like to have NO payments. — Dave Ramsey

I fell in love with flora of all types, especially ferns. Loved the sparse structure and repetition of shape - almost fractal. — Jack Dorsey

A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that. — Reggie Jackson

One way for attaining Bhakti is by repeating the name of God a number of times. Mantras have effect: the mere repetition of words.... To obtain Bhakti, seek the company of holy men who have Bhakti, and read books like the Gita and the Imitation of Christ; always think of the attributes of God. — Swami Vivekananda

There is a fine line between ritual and superstition, and in a life-threatening business such as spaceflight, superstition can be comforting even to the nonbeliever. — Scott Kelly

Among other things, neuroplasticity means that emotions such as happiness and compassion can be cultivated in much the same way that a person can learn through repetition to play golf and basketball or master a musical instrument, and that such practice changes the activity and physical aspects of specific brain areas. — Andrew Weil

If you do not have brains you follow the same route twice — Greek Proverbs

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. — Israel Zangwill

If you were doing something safe, something you already knew could be done, you were wasting time. — Scott Kelly

Solving with ‘more’ means more complexity, more costs, more responsibilities, and typically more expenses. — Paul Jarvis

Gertrude Stein, all courage and will, is a soldier of minimalism. Her work, unlike the resonating silences in the art of Samuel Beckett, embodies in its loquacity and verbosity the curious paradox of the minimalist form. This art of the nuance in repetition and placement she shares with the orchestral compositions of Philip Glass. — Elizabeth Hardwick

More is generally the easiest answer, but not the smartest. — Paul Jarvis

Parody by itself is not subversive, and there must be a way to understand what makes certain kinds of parodic repetitions effectively disruptive, truly troubling, and which repetitions become domesticated and recirculated as instruments of cultural hegemony — Judith Butler

Life is not a rehearsal. Each day is a new show. No repeat, no rewind, no retake. — Prince Ali Salman Aga Khan Aly Khan

Repetition and ritual and their good results come in many forms: changing the oil filter, wiping noses, going to meetings, picking up around the house, washing dishes, checking the dipstick . . . such a round of chores is not a set of difficulties we hope to escape from so that we may do our practice, which will put us on the path. It is our path. — Gil Fronsdal

Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music. — Kristen Wilson

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. — Ernest Dimnet

perfectionism is a slow death. if everything were to turn out just like i would want it to, just like i would plan for it to, then i would never experience anything new; my life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. when i make a mistake i experience something unexpected.... when i have listened to my mistakes i have grown. — Hugh Prather

Habits are about associations. These associations determine whether we predict a habit to be worth repeating or not. — James Clear

Let my lips avoid vain repetition as I lift my voice in praise, O Lord. Distract me from my distractions, awaken me from the dullness of mind, and transform habit and routine into vibrant times of worship. — Jack W. Hayford

Mirroring is simply repeating what someone just said. It creates more reception from the other side, it focuses attention, and it gives them an opportunity to dial in more with you and you to dial in more with them. — Chris Voss

Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day. — Simone de Beauvoir

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Repetition is emphasized in quotes as a means to reinforce learning and reinforce knowledge. Quotes highlight that through repetition, we can deepen our understanding and retain information better. They remind us that repetition is not a sign of failure but rather a step towards mastery. Quotes about repetition encourage us to persist, practice, and persevere, as they recognize that progress and growth come from consistent repetition. They assure us that by embracing repetition, we can develop skills, build habits, and achieve excellence in various fields of our lives.

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