Habit is Second Nature

The wise saw of Diogenes, the cynic. (B.C. 412-323.) Shakespeare: “Use almost can change the stamp of nature” ( Hamlet, iii. 4). French: “L'habitude est une seconde nature.”

Latin:
“Usus est optimus magister” (Columella). Italian: “L'abito è una seconda natura.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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