On the contrary, during one period of my life religion took a firm hold upon me; after I was twelve and until-until--why, I suppose until now, though I never thought much about it--just driven along by habit
Alice made no very powerful effort to control her merriment; and even the dark, thoughtful eye of Cora lighted with a humor that it would seem, the habit
, rather than the nature, of its mistress repressed.
Indeed he started the habit
by making me lie down for an hour after each meal.
A gentleman, before seeking intercourse with a person of your station and habits
, will first consider whether the urgency of the end may compensate for the disagreeableness of the means.
Unless people are more than commonly disagreeable, it is my foolish habit
to contract a kindness for them.
Ginger has a bad habit
of biting and snapping; that is why they call her Ginger, and when she was in the loose box she used to snap very much.
There is but scant account kept of cracked heads in back of the yards, for men who have to crack the heads of animals all day seem to get into the habit
, and to practice on their friends, and even on their families, between times.
The sense of security more frequently springs from habit
than from conviction, and for this reason it often subsists after such a change in the conditions as might have been expected to suggest alarm.
A year had not elapsed before the habit
had spread to all but the very highest of the Nobility.
Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit
and instinct are useless.
differs from disposition in being more lasting and more firmly established.
Not having been actually present on this occasion, should I proceed to relate ALL that passed, or that I fancied passed, it would be degrading myself to the level of those newspapers which are in the habit
of retailing private conversations, and which, like most small dealers in such things, never retail fairly.