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Discipline Quotes

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life." Dr. James G. Bilkey


"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first." Harry S. Truman

"If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside." Critias of Athen

"He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory." Jyrus

"The ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not." Elbert Hubbard

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell." Buddha

"The first and the best victory is to conquer self." Plato

"First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you." Rob Gilbert

"No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character." John S. Bonnell

"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self." Napoleon Hill

"No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined." Harry Emerson Fosdick

"The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline." Bum Phillips

"Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority." Bertrand Russell

"He who lives without discipline dies without honor." Icelandic Proverb

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life." James Allen

"Discipline is remembering what you want." David Campbell

"If we conducted ourselves as sensibly in good times as we do in hard times, we could all acquire a competence." William Feather

"If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us." William Feather

"It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don't pity them, don't feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead." Brutus Hamilton

"To discipline ourselves through fasting brings us in tune with God, and fast day provides an occasion to set aside the temporal so that we might enjoy the higher qualities of the spiritual. As we fast on that day we learn and better understand the needs of those who are less fortunate." Howard W. Hunter

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I forget who it was that recommended men for their soul's good to do each day two things they disliked. . . . It is a precept I have followed scrupulously: for every day I have got up and I have gone to bed." William Somerset Maugham

"Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be old; he can be influential without waiting for status. Man can sharpen his ability to distinguish between matters of principle and matters of preference, but only if we have a wise interplay between time and truth, between minutes and morality." Neal A. Maxwell

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments." Jim Rohn

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." George Washington

"Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another." George Washington

"One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck." Carl Zuckmeyer

"The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results." Brian Tracy

"I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work." Lee Iacocca

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your promotion." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One discipline always leads to another discipline." Jim Rohn

"When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first." Josiah Quincy

"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose." E.M. Gray


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