Mark Twain quote about habit from Pudd'nhead Wilson - Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
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Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
 Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source Pudd'nhead Wilson
Topic habit step
Date 1894
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/102/102-h/102-h.htm

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“One was a little fairer than the other, but otherwise they were exact duplicates.
77 CHAPTER VI. Swimming in Glory. Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.—Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar.
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.—Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar.
At breakfast in the morning the twins' charm of manner and easy and polished bearing made speedy conquest of the family's good graces. All constraint and formality quickly disappeared, and the friendliest feeling succeeded.” source

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