90 Daily Habit Quotes for Positive Mindset

90 Daily Habit Quotes for Positive Mindset

Reading daily habit quotes is one way to help set your mindset for the day. There are so many inspiring leaders and thinkers that have written on the topic of daily habits and choices. It’s easy to find a quote in this list that inspires you.

Quotes about forming good, daily habits can remind us of the importance of our daily choices. Some of these quotes address our consistent actions. Others tackle our attitude and outlook. And many talk about what daily choices we need to make to be successful.

Daily habits quotes about human actions and choices

“Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” Sean Covey

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

“An unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.” Errol Flynn

“If you want to change your world, you need to start cultivating good habits.” Mina Tadros


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

“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

“All people are the same; only their habits differ.” Confucius

“Everyone has habits. Some are good; others are not. Considering that we are all defined by our actions, it is important that we lose our bad habits. By doing that, our lives will be much better.” Robert Henley

"Not only is procrastination bad because it makes us less efficient, it can also ruin the entire notion of building a habit in the first place." J. J. Thomas

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

“Habit stacking works because you eliminate the stress of adding too many new things to your life. Instead, you begin with a few simple but effective habits and then build on them as this routine becomes an important ‘can't miss’ part of your day.” S.J. Scott

“Habits are never-ending goals, if you think about it. They have no deadline and no endpoint. They are casual daily activities like brushing your teeth or combing your hair.” Zoe McKey, 

“The good news is that all habits are learned through practice and repetition. You can learn any habit you consider either necessary or desirable.” Brian Tracy

"Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed." William James

“Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” Lemony Snicket

“Your current life is the result of your previous choices, if you want something different, begin to choose differently.” Joe Tichio

“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.” Henry Cloud

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin

“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” Libba Bray


“It's not the big things that add up in the end; it's the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” Darren Hardy

“Lost Time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin

“Correct your mistakes before they become your habits.” James Clear

“The acquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one, we must take care to launch ourselves with as strong and decided an initiative as possible.” William James

“Seize the Very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain.” William James

“You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell

“To change a habit, you must keep the old cue and deliver the old reward, but insert a new routine.” Charles Duhigg

“The more goals you set, the more goals you get.” Mark Victor Hansen

“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement” James Clear 

“A man who can't bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.” Stephen King

“The diminutive chains of habit are seldom felt until they are too strong to be broken.” Samuel Johnson

“Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” Charles Duhigg

“Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” Mark Twain

Daily habits quotes about attitudes and outlooks

“Good habits can be developed through repetition. By incorporating behaviors, task and attitude to the regular routines, they usually become a habit, thus becoming natural and virtually effortless.” Kellie Sullivan

“It takes time and patience, but if you develop the habit of using forceful, positive Self-Talk rebuttals to your negative Mind Chatter you will soon see a shift in your Mind Chatter, how you feel and what you do.” Mark Snyder 

"Our memory is just a habit, and habits can be improved with the right kind of training and practice." Kevin Horsley

“You cannot understand what bad habits are without a good knowledge of what habits are. Habits, whether good or bad are those behaviors and attitudes you exhibit without thinking about them.” Daniel Farrell

“Changing your attitudes by changing your habits will change your behaviors.” Larry G. Patten

“Believe that your day is going to be good and leave it up to the day to prove you wrong.” Todd Stocker


“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” William James

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou

“What if every day is the perfect day to finally be exactly who you were always meant to be?” Tyler Knott Gregson

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” Larry King

“We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.” Thomas Troward

“One day or day one. You decide.” Unknown

“Bravery never goes out of fashion.” William Makepeace Thackeray

“Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” Jon Bon Jovi

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” J.R.R. Tolkien

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” Albert Einstein

“Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE” Darren Hardy

“Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.” William Makepeace Thackeray

“Happiness is a habit—cultivate it.” Elbert Hubbard

“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last, we cannot break it.” Horace Mann


“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.”  Zig Ziglar

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

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

"Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have." Dale Carnegie

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words,  Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” Gandhi

Daily habits quotes about becoming successful 

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

"You cannot expect to attain success if you are not prepared. Life has a habit of giving back rewards in proportion to the effort we expend." Catherine Pulsifer

“Every choice you make is creating your future. Choose wisely.” Joe Tichio

“You can’t stop the future, you can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret is to press play.” Jay Asher

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Theodore Roosevelt

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” Shannon L. Alder

“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.” Maya Angelou


“A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else. A routine is exceptionally powerful.” Darren Hardy

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Bruce Lee.

“No gains without pains.” Benjamin Franklin

“Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise every day.” William James 

“Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.” Bryant McGill

“Habit: The great economizer of energy.” Elbert Hubbard

“With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.”  Zig Ziglar

“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

“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” John Irving

“Whether we are working to improve our health, wealth, personal achievement, or professional enterprise, the difference between triumphant success or bitter failure lies in the degree of our commitment to seek out, study, and apply those half-dozen things.” Jim Rohn

“You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue.” Mike Murdock

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” Brian Tracy

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” George Washington Carver


“You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.” Napoleon Hill

“If you pick the right small behavior and sequence it right, then you won’t have to motivate yourself to have it grow. It will just happen naturally, like a good seed planted in a good spot.” BJ Fogg

"Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, 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." Vince Lombardi

“Success is determined by your daily choices and habits.” Rick Pitino

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” Twyla Tharp

“Greatness is the result of visionaries who persevere, focus, believe, and prepare. It is a habit, not a birthright.” Lewis Howes

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” Aristotle

“Self-discipline is what separates the winners and the losers.” Thomas Peterffy

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.” Aristotle

Use daily habits quotes in your journaling and daily routines

There are so many quotes about how habits become our reality. Our daily habits - whether good or bad, new or old - shape who we are and how we go through life. 

This list of daily habits quotes can be a great tool in your daily routines of journaling, mindfulness, and reflection. Write them in your journal, put them on sticky notes around your desk. The more these habit quotes cycle through your head, the more you may be inspired to start new, life-changing positive habits.

Want more quotes? If you like lists of inspiring quotes, check out our "32 of the Most Famous Quotes about Journaling" on the Silk+Sonder blog!

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