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.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
In short, the habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.
Every action must be due to one or other of seven causes chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reasoning, anger, or appetite.
Dissimilarity of habit tends more than anything to destroy affection.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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