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habit

Cynical Definitions

n. A shackle for the free.

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Cynical Quotations

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

— Errol Flynn

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Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room.

— William Hazlitt

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A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

— Robert Heinlein

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