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My sister has a habit of playing with her hair while she is watching televisionHe is out of shape simply due to inactivity and poor eating habits.

My sister has a habit of playing with her hair while she is watching television.

An alarming number of teenagers are continuing to smoke cigarettes despite the government's attempts to discourage the habit.

My neighbor and I have argued a number of times over his dog's habit of digging holes in our flower garden.

Don't pick your nose; it's really a gross habit.

Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell had an odd habit of drinking his soup through a glass straw.

Our cell phone plan offers you four different choices depending on your calling habits.

His failure was predictable, given his poor study habits.

Once he was able to quit his cocaine habit, he began to volunteer in a center which is dedicated to helping those who want to get off drugs.

Studies show that most smokers start their habit before the age of 19.

He is habitually late for class.

Many young women who become prostitutes do so to support a drug habit.

Kristen is a habitual liar, so no one really trusts her.

A Greek proverb notes that character is habit long continued.

An Egyptian proverb observes that everything is formed by habit, even praying.

A Dutch proverb states that wasting is a bad habit, but saving is a sure income.

Aristotle once noted that we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Plutarch once stated that character is simply habit long continued.

Jules Renard once joked that laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

Peter Ustinov once said that love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Benjamin Franklin remarked that it is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

Aristotle once noted that every action is due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reasoning, anger, or appetite.

Charles Dickens once said, I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

The Greek physician Hippocrates once said that one should make a habit of two things: to help or at least to do no harm.

George Washington Carver once observed that ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

Ovid once suggested that nothing is stronger than habit.

Someone once remarked that bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.

Discussion question: What habits of other people annoy you the most?

Find someone who has a bad habit of some kind.

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