It is human to err, but it is devilish to remain willfully in error.   Augustine

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.   Augustine

Habits are first cobwebs, then cables. Unknown

We become what we repeatedly do.   Sean Covey

An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.   A.W. Tozer

Jesus said, “Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). We must honestly face the question, “Am I willing to give up a certain practice or habit that is keeping me from holiness?” It is at this point of commitment that most of us fail. We prefer to dally with sin, to try to play with it a little without getting too deeply involved.   Jerry Bridges

Lord, make me chaste – but not yet. Give me chastity and continence, but not yet. O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.   Augustine

Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature. Blaise Pascal

The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to habits.   Albert Camus

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.   Samuel Johnson

Spiritual strongholds begin with a thought. One thought becomes a consideration. A consideration develops into an attitude, which leads then to action. Action repeated becomes a habit, and a habit establishes a “power base for the enemy,” that is, a stronghold.   Elisabeth Elliot

Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.  ― Samuel Smiles

A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.  Erasamus

Habit is overcome by habit.   Thomas a Kempis

Virtue is what happens when someone has made a thousand small choices requiring effort and concentration to do something which is good and right, but which doesn’t come naturally. And then, on the thousand and first time, when it really matters, they find that they do what’s required automatically. Virtue is what happens when wise and courageous choices become second nature.   N.T. Wright

Virtue is what happens when habitual choices have been wise. N.T. Wright

So fixed are our spirits in slothfulness and cold indifference that we seldom overcome so much as one evil habit.   Thomas a Kempis

An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons – marriage, or meat, or beer, or cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning.   C.S. Lewis

Habits are the thought and emotional patterns engraved on our minds. These internal habit patterns play just as forceful a role as external influences on our actions – in fact, perhaps more so.   Jerry Bridges

Bad habits are like having a sumo wrestler in the back of your canoe rowing the opposite direction.   J Loren Norris

It is not really a small thing when in small things we resist self.   Thomas à Kempis