65 Bad Habit Quotes For Success In Life

These bad habit quotes will inspire you. A bad habit is a negative behavior pattern. Common examples include procrastination, overspending, and nail-biting.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Bad Habit quotes, Bad Habit sayings, and Bad Habit proverbs.

Best Bad Habit Quotes

  1. “A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them.” ~ Frank A. Clark
  2. “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.” ~ Horace Mann
  3. “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.” ~ Confucius
  4. “Bad habits are our enemies because they hinder us from being the person we want to be.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  5. “To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models.” ~ Jack Canfield

  6. “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.” ~ Saint Augustine
  7. “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs one step at a time.” ~ Mark Twain
  8. “Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.” ~ Robert Baden-Powell
  9. “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  10. “Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  11. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~ Jim Ryun
  12. “I don’t have any bad habits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they’re all right for me.” ~ Eubie Blake
  13. “The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones.” ~ Jerome Hines
  14. “My bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.” ~ Layne Staley
  15. “Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all.” ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
  16. “Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.” ~ Harvey Mackay

  17. “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’.” ~ Robert Foster Bennett
  18. “Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught.” ~ Kin Hubbard
  19. “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)” ~ Swami Satchidananda
  20. “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” ~ Mark Twain

  21. “Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.” ~ Carlos Santana , Breaking bad habit quotes
  22. “In any family, measles are less contagious than bad habits.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  23. “To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.” ~ Miguel de Unamuno
  24. “Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  25. “Habit with him was all the test of truth; It must be right: I’ve done it from my youth.” ~ George Crabbe

  26. “Habit is a man’s sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  27. “I paint the way someone bites his fingernails; for me, painting is a bad habit because I don’t know nor can I do anything else.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  28. “A man may have no bad habits and have worse” ~ Mark Twain
  29. “Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.” ~ Andre Maurois , Old bad habits quotes
  30. “Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.” ~ Clarence Darrow

  31. “Don’t let your sins turn into bad habits.” ~ Teresa of Avila
  32. “A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.” ~ Hosea Ballou
  33. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Will Durant
  34. “Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes.” ~ Hannah More
  35. “Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.” ~ John Dryden

  36. “How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.” ~ Jack Nicklaus
  37. “We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex.” ~ Marilu Henner
  38. “I had never done any theater in high school, which actually worked to my benefit. I didn’t develop any bad habits.” ~ David James
  39. “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  40. “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ~ George Washington Carver

  41. “There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad.” ~ Jose Bergamin
  42. “A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it’s an undo-it-yourself project.” ~ Abigail Van Buren
  43. “I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy… It’s a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.” ~ Ben Kingsley
  44. “We have the bad habit, some of us, of looking back to a time – almost any time will do – when society was stable and orderly, family ties stronger and deeper, love more lasting and faithful, and so on. Let me be your Cassandra prophesying after the fact, and a long study of the documents in the case: it was never true, that is, no truer than it is now.” ~ Katherine Anne Porter
  45. “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” ~ Warren Buffett

  46. “Everytime you feed the flesh, you strenghten it. This is good if you are trying to build a good habit, but detrimental if you are trying to stop a bad habit. The way to “kill the flesh” is to starve it; to stop feeding it.” ~ Joyce Meyer , Stop bad habits quotes
  47. “Cutting out bad habits is far more effective than cutting out organs.” ~ Herbert M. Shelton
  48. “Repeated actions are stored as habits. If the repeated actions aren’t fundamentally sound, then what comes out in a game can’t be sound. What comes out will be bad habits.” ~ Chuck Knox
  49. “You can’t break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You’ve got to walk it slowly down the stairs.” ~ Mark Twain
  50. “The only way to break a bad habit was to replace it with a better habit.” ~ Jack Nicholson

  51. “It takes a good habit to replace a bad habit.” ~ Melody Carlson
  52. “Yes, God loves you this very day and always. He is not waiting to love you until you have overcome your weaknesses and bad habits. He loves you today with a full understanding of your struggles. He is aware that you reach up to Him in heartfelt and hopeful prayer. He knows of the times you have held onto the fading light and believed-even in the midst of growing darkness. He knows of your sufferings. He knows of your remorse for the times you have fallen short or failed. And still He loves you.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  53. “What you learn from bad habits and in bad society, you will never forget, and it will be a lasting pang to you. I tell you in all sincerity, not as in the excitement of speech, but as I would confess and have confessed before God, I would give my right hand if I could forget that which I have learned in bad society.” ~ John Bartholomew Gough
  54. “People turn to meditation because they want to make good decisions, break bad habits & bounce back better from disappointments.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  55. “You must throw away your bad habits to get good.” ~ Masaaki Hatsumi

  56. “Well I think a lot of times we’re putting things off and I’m going to do it later. I’m going to break this bad habit or I’m going to pursue this dream or I’m going to treat my spouse better.” ~ Joel Osteen
  57. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” ~ Barack Obama
  58. “Bad habits are easy to develop but difficult to live with. Good habits are difficult to develop, but easy to live with. If you are willing to be uncomfortable for little while, so you can press past the initial pain of change, in the long run, your life will be much better.” ~ Joel Osteen
  59. “Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  60. “Bad habits fill needs, so find good alternatives for them.” ~ Martha Beck

  61. “Habits are funny things. What’s funny, or rather tragic, is that bad habits are so predictable and avoidable. Despite this, there are people by the millions who insist on acquiring habits that are bad, expensive, and create problems. The habit they weren’t going to get, got them!” ~ Zig Ziglar
  62. “Any child can be taught to be beautifully behaved with no effort greater than quiet patience and perseverance, whereas to break bad habits once they are acquired is a Herculean task.” ~ Emily Post
  63. “Good or bad, habits always deliver results.” ~ Jack Canfield
  64. “Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” ~ Og Mandino
  65. “The best way to stop a bad habit is never to begin it.” ~ James Cash Penney

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