Careful Words

practice (n.)

practice (v.)

practice (adj.)

  Practice in time becomes second nature.

Of Unknown Authorship: Frag. 227.

  Practise yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater.

Epictetus (Circa 60 a d): Discourses. Chap. xviii.

  The saying, "Practice is everything," is Periander's.

Diogenes Laertius (Circa 200 a d): Periander. vi.

  Practice is the best of all instructors.

Publius Syrus (42 b c): Maxim 439.

  It [angling] deserves commendations; . . . it is an art worthy the knowledge and practice of a wise man.

Izaak Walton (1593-1683): The Complete Angler. Part i. Chap. 1.