Posts Tagged ‘habit’

Quote of the day, Jan. 16

January 16, 2017

William James, on habit (from The Principles of Psychology, 1890)

“Habit is thus the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 19

January 19, 2016

Charles Caleb Colton, on habit (from Lacon, 1820)

“Habit will reconcile us to everything but change.”