It took a lot of blood sweat and tears to get to where we are today but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us the love of Black women for each other.
Your law may be perfect your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill and yet without individual acquaintance with men their haunts and habits the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult slow and expensive.
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
We can for example be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles with some scattering of others.
Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth as if the taste of lies was homey appetizing: a habit.
Spirit of place! It is for this we travel to surprise its subtlety and where it is a strong and dominant angel that place seen once abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents its habits its breath its name.
I really enjoy what I do and who I'm with and where I am. Having said that I'm not really a person of habit because what I do in my job is travel around the world and play concerts to people and occasionally do very weird things.
The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it those that inspire us shrink it and habit fills it.
Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'.
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.
Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world but as animals they inhabit time.
Winning is not a sometime thing it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while you don't do things right once in a while you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately so is losing.
It would be unwise to say the least irresponsible of us at the TSA at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit.
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
I don't really distinguish between sympathy and honesty when I'm writing. The two go together - I'm interested in inhabiting my characters seeing the world through their eyes.
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy who are as ignorant of each other's habits thoughts and feelings as if they were dwellers in different zones or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
If success is a habit it is a hard one to acquire.
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit and habit allowed steady gains in strength At first it may be but as a spider's web easily broken through but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions but by his habitual acts.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately so is losing.
I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit.
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.