"Well, I don't think she does find pleasure," says Merrylegs; "it is just a bad habit
; she says no one was ever kind to her, and why should she not bite?
When the mystery was explained, the elders were well pleased, and Rose received a vote of thanks, which made her feel as if she had done a service to her country, as she had, for every boy who grows up free from bad habits
bids fair to make a good citizen.
But yet you are fully convinced that he will be sure to learn when he gets rid of certain old bad habits
, and when common sense and science have completely re- educated human nature and turned it in a normal direction.
He has no bad habits
and he's a great worker, and you can depend on him.
There he has lived ever since, growing older and sinking lower, often near fortune but always missing it, a slave to bad habits
, weak and dissolute if you like, but ever keeping up his voluntary sacrifice, ever with that unconquerable longing for one last glimpse of his own country and his own people.
He doubted it would be impossible for me to swim to another country; and therefore wished I would contrive some sort of vehicle, resembling those I had described to him, that might carry me on the sea; in which work I should have the assistance of his own servants, as well as those of his neighbours." He concluded, "that for his own part, he could have been content to keep me in his service as long as I lived; because he found I had cured myself of some bad habits
and dispositions, by endeavouring, as far as my inferior nature was capable, to imitate the HOUYHNHNMS."
'His sister Mary Ann will require watching,' continued she, 'but she is a very good girl upon the whole; though I wish her to be kept out of the nursery as much as possible, as she is now almost six years old, and might acquire bad habits
from the nurses.
Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits
. Hold up to him his better self, his REAL self that can dare and do and win out!
Raise your hand if you've ever bailed on busting a bad habit
. All of you?
Despite receiving flak from both jeepney drivers and commuters, Moreno pointed out that the pending suspension of the route would eliminate some jeepney drivers' bad habit
of trip cutting.
The PA and associates have a bad habit
of squandering money, perhaps, over the years, not counting what the PA leaders have in their Swiss bank accounts.
It appears that the girl became tired of her ex-boyfriend's bad habit
so she gave him an ultimatum and, sadly, he kind of chose that over her.