Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.

William James (1842-1910) American psychologist and philosopher
Principles of Psychology, ch. 4 (1890)
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Added on 13-Jun-12 | Last updated 15-Jun-12
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