It is evident that men incline to call those conditions habits which are of a more or less permanent type and difficult to displace; for those who are not retentive of knowledge, but volatile, are not said to have such and such a 'habit' as regards knowledge, yet they are disposed, we may say, either better or worse, towards knowledge.
Habits are at the same time dispositions, but dispositions are not necessarily habits.
The unconscious desire is in no way mysterious; it is the natural primitive form of desire, from which the other has developed through our habit of observing and theorizing (often wrongly).
There is no reason--so Watson argues--to suppose that their knowledge IS anything beyond the habits shown in this behaviour: the inference that other people have something nonphysical called "mind" or "thought" is therefore unwarranted.
is hereditary with plants, as in the period of flowering, in the amount of rain requisite for seeds to germinate, in the time of sleep, &c., and this leads me to say a few words on acclimatisation.
I will mention only two other birds, which are very common, and render themselves prominent from their habits
. The Saurophagus sulphuratus is typical of the great American tribe of tyrant-flycatchers.
Fayaway, how could you ever have contracted so vile a habit
? However, after the first shock had subsided, the custom grew less odious in my eyes, and I soon accustomed myself to the sight.
Therefore set it down, that an habit
of secrecy, is both politic and moral.
The most awful circumstance of the affair is yet to be told: for this ogre, or whatever it was, had a riding habit
He lifted the latch, and turned into the bright bar or kitchen on the right hand, where the less lofty customers of the house were in the habit
of assembling, the parlour on the left being reserved for the more select society in which Squire Cass frequently enjoyed the double pleasure of conviviality and condescension.
"Well, I don't think she does find pleasure," says Merrylegs; "it is just a bad habit
; she says no one was ever kind to her, and why should she not bite?
"Listen to his beasts' habits
and belly orders," said the old man, delighted with the evident embarrassment of his rival; "and then he says it is not the core!