“That's a long way of saying, I hope in our investigations we don't just look at the conduct, but we get, Mr. Secretary, what you call the habits and procedures that it seems to me do relate to how we win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people; that are beyond just the bullets and the important things we're doing, but relate to this war of ideas.”
“Every student of physiology is familiar with what is termed automatic action, with the tendency of cells to repeat vibrations originally set up by purposive action; thus are formed what we term habits, and we unconsciously repeat motions which at first were done with thought.”
“The change in habits (and more importantly) the change in infrastructure and agricultural practices would certainly be real costs — but in terms of consumption you could keep exactly the same “standard of living.””
“A few insights, techniques, and changes in habits of mind and body nourish love and make it grow, and like little one-act plays these stories show you how.”
“Once I identify a bozo, I actively suspend certain habits of driving courtesy.”
“For example: on my own, I would have never come to the conclusion that having particular dietary habits is directly related to the green Life Style.”
“And these are really destructive long term habits for your kids to have.”
“In 2007, federal prosecutors in Wisconsin withdrew a subpoena seeking the identities of thousands of people who bought used books through Amazon in a tax-evasion case after a judge ruled that customers have a right to keep their reading habits from the government.”
“Most compelling of all reasons to abandon this worst of all bad habits is the fact that buttock-battering can be unintentional sexual abuse for some children.”
“Every mother knows that the key to getting kids to change their eating habits is to make the food FUN -- decorate the veggies and down they go.”
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