Tag Archives: habit

Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) on Poetry

Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss

Who said what and sometimes why: W. Somerset Maugham on guess what? …Yes, Marriage…

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit of it.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) on Occasional Excess

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

Quotation of the Day: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) freedom from habit…or Habits: Stop wearing them!

Habit, n.: A shackle for the free.

Habit, n.: A shackle for the free.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

Yes, I have something to say about this: The guy is right!  Good habits, bad habits, short habits or long (and they tend to be long, very long), they all make you drag your feet, when they take put much weight on your shoulders and lead around your ankles.

So I’d say: let’s take a break from a habit today, see if you consider going back to it tomorrow.”