The quickest way to break a bad habit is to drop it.
Don't think you are necessarily on the right road because it is a well-beaten path.
Habit is a shirt made of iron.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
We forge the chains we wear in life. --Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel Johnson
We are quite ignorant of the real power of our habits until we try to give them up. --Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) _Letter to Mrs. Percival Wiseman_ [May 26, 1942]
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.- Horace Mann (1796-1859) In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful; make prudence a habit and reckless profligacy will become revolting . . . Even happiness itself can become habitual. There is a habit of looking at the bright side of things, also of looking at the dark side. Dr. Johnson has said that the habit of looking at the best side of a thing is worth more to a man than a thousand pounds a year . . . . And to bring up men and women with a genial nature of this sort, a good temper, and a happy frame of mind, is perhaps of even more importance, in many cases, than to perfect them in much knowledge and many accomplishments. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. -- Mark Twain