Top 24 Healthy Habits Quotes

A good part of what we do every day is directly linked to our routines and habits. There are good habits and there are bad habits. Unfortunately, for better or worse, our brain doesn’t distinguish between the two, so it’s important to take an inventory of your daily routines. Having done so, you can then implement positive ones to replace the negative ones that are getting in the way of where you want to be.

Routines are important because they:

  • Encourage the development of good habits and help eliminate bad habits
  • Help you get things done in a more efficient and productive manner
  • Help overcome procrastination (another bad habit) to manage your time and productivity better

The secret of many successful people is they’ve created routines which turn actions into positive habits. By changing your daily habits, you can change your life. With good habits, success is usually not far behind.

For example, with good study habits, you get better grades; with good workplace habits, you become more productive and have a higher chance of progression in your career; good personal habits will make you healthier.

If you tend to your habits, you can accomplish much more than you may realize. Additionally, by ridding yourself of the habits that are holding you back, you can improve the overall quality and personal satisfactions in your life.

Here’s our favorite quotations on habits, with a brief explanations for each quotation.


 Once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom and the responsibility to remake them. ― Charles Duhigg

Are your daily habits helping you to be closer to where you want to be or are they holding you back? Are they moving you closer to where you want to be, or keeping you from getting there?


 There are two types of habits: ones which comfort us, and ones which would be a comfort if we stopped. — Catherine Pulsifer

Take an inventory of your habits, determining the beneficial, helpful ones to keep while identifying the others you’d like to leave behind.


 Habits change into character. — Ovid

Your habits affect your life, your happiness and, ultimately, your success.


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 Life is habit. Or rather life is a succession of habits. ― Samuel Beckett

How you spend your days defines your life. Are you pleased with how your days are going or would you like to see some changes?


 Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ― Jim Rohn

You won’t need to motivate yourself as often once you’ve changed your habits to work for you, rather than against you.


 Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. — Robert Collier

Once you develop healthy daily habits that work for your own personal success and happiness, achieving positive results becomes less of a struggle.


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 Successful people are simply those with successful habits. — Brian Tracy

Rid yourself of any habits that are working against you, replacing them with new habits that work for you.


 Tis easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. — Benjamin Franklin

Once habits have been set, they tend to stick! Choose your habits wisely!


 Wouldn’t it be great to be gifted? In fact… It turns out that choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You’re not born this way, you get this way. — Seth Godin

Good habits can help you develop new skills, new talents and new results. Choose and develop habits that will propel your life in the direction you want.


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 Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. ― Stephen Covey

Self-improvement happens when your habits change. This includes even the habits of your thinking as well. What are your thinking habits telling you today?


 Good habits are worth being fanatical about. ― John Irving

Which habits will best support where you want to be? Choose wisely and create those valued habits with your continued focus and effort.


 You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life.’ ― Wayne Dyer

Leave your old unhelpful habits behind, replacing them with new thinking and actions.


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 The best way to stop a bad habit is to never begin it. ― J.C. Penney

Thoughts influence your emotions which in turn influence your actions. When you change your thoughts, you can change your life.


 Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. ― William Makepeace Thackeray

Do you often have thoughts like “I don’t want to!” that you know are holding you back? You can learn how to break through to change your thinking and do what gives you what you want.


 The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit. ― Bryant McGill

Once you’ve discovered what you really want (and what you don’t want), changing your habits becomes easier.


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 Good habits, once established, are just as hard to break as are bad habits. — Robert Puller

Your daily actions can support you over the long term. Once you’ve established them, they tend to “stick” right with you while moving forward.


 If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. — Colin Powell

Looking to take your life to the next level? Yup, once again, it’s all about your habits.


 Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you? — Steve Maraboli

How much of your life are you wasting on old habits that are getting you nowhere and simply dragging you down? Get started creating new and helpful routines and leave the old stuff behind!


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 Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. — Ocatavia Butler

Motivation is great when you can find it and maintain it. On the other hand, habits will drive you along without the need of inspiring yourself each and every day.


 Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny. — Lao Tzu

In the long run, your habits will either support you or drag you down.


 Out of routine comes inspiration. — Mike Kostabi

When you stay focused on your direction, you’ll find you’ll be doing things you hadn’t even thought of before.


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 In a nutshell, your health, wealth, happiness, fitness, and success depend on your habits. — Joanna Jast

You can change any part of your life you like by staying focused until it becomes a new routine for you.


 I can predict the long-term outcome of your success if you show me your daily habits. — John Maxwell

Healthy habits, once established, can produce predictable positive results.


 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. — Charles Dickens

Here, Charles Dickens credits his success as a writer specifically to the habits he developed.


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