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The Power of Habit! Great Habit Quotes For Kids

Habits are a big deal. A habit is defined by Wikipedia as a “settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” Your habits, or rituals, become who you are.  As famous kids author, Sean Covey said “We become what we repeatedly do.” Learn more about habits and then check out our collection of habit quotes for kids.

The average person makes 700 decisions each day! Many of these little decisions are based on our habits. In fact, somewhere around 40% of everything we do on a daily basis is a habit! Many times we do not even realize that something is a habit. That means that a big portion of our life is on autopilot!

Choose and practice good habits and things will go well for you.  Choose and practice bad habits and you will face more troubles in life and school.  It is a simple as that!

Habits impact our success in just about everything we do, including:

    • School
    • Activities
    • Sports
    • Health
    • Relationships

So, understanding and improving your habits is one of the most important things you can do to become the best version of yourself.  To start you on your road to be better habits…first, learn more about the importance of habits by reading some of our great habit quotes for kids below.  Then, check out our resources below to learn how to take action and improve your habits.

Habit Quotes For Kids

  • “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
  • “Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  • “Daily deeds determine destiny.” – Barney Matthews
  • “Happiness is a habit.  Cultivate it.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.” – Proverb
  • “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” – Samuel Johnson
  • “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit.  You are what you repeatedly do.” – Shaquille ONeal
  • “First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” – Charles C. Noble
  • “Our character is basically a composite of our habits.” – Stephen R. Covey
  • “Habit is stronger than reason.” – George Santanaya
  • “Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.” – Chinese Proverbs’
  • “The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.” – L. Adler
  • “95% of everything you do is the result of habit.” – Aristotle
  • “Winners make a habit of doing things losers don’t want to do.” – Lucas Remmerswaal
  •  “Let go of your old tired habits and plant new habits in fertile soil.” – Harley King
  •  “Courage is a requirement for facing your fears, doing things differently, and applying any new habits that align with and support your goals.” – John Manning
  •  “Great habits sharpen our thoughts and make us great.” – Debasish Mridha
  • “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” -Brian Tracy
  • “We become what we repeatedly do.” ― Sean Covey
  • “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” – Aristotle
  • “Habit allows us to go from ‘before’ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious—and rightly so—for its ability to direct our actions.” –Gretchen Rubin
  • “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” –Tony Robbins
  • “Character is simply habit long continued.” – Plutarch
  • “Your habits will determine your future.” – Jack Canfield
  • “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” -Brian Tracy
  • “Tis easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “We are our own potters; for our habits make us, and we make our habits.” -Frederick Langbridge
  • “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 a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” -Vince Lombardi
  • “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
  • “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” -Malcolm Gladwell
  • “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
  • “A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.” -Mark Twain
  • “Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” ― Samuel Smiles
  • “Drop by drop is the water pot filled.” -Buddha
  • “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver
  • “A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.” ― Erasmus
  • “The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” – Herbert Kaufman
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant
  • “Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.” – Travis Bradberry
  • “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8
  • “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
  • “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ― Samuel Johnson
  • “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

Check out this video with Elmo and Olympic Boxer Marcus Browne as they discuss the importance of healthy habits:

Listen to BJ Fogg talk about 15 ways to develop good habits and change your behavior:

Additional Resources:

Topics for Discussion:

  • What is one of your favorite habit quotes for kids above?  Why?
  • Why are habits important?
  • Do you know someone who has great habits?  Who are they and what are some of their habits?
  • Think about your own habits.  Which ones make you a better person?  Which ones hurt  you?
  • Talk about one good habit you have.  How has it helped you? Now talk about one bad habit that you have and how it has hurt you?
  • What does it take to change or create a habit?

Take Action:

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.
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