Quotes About Delayed Gratification

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M. Scott Peck
“Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.”
M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

Nenia Campbell
“Remember how it feels, Silent One. That murderous rage, and how it makes your blood boil. Remember, and let it carry you the rest of the way—only, learn to freeze it, as well, because the best killers are those who can put their desires on ice.”
Nenia Campbell, Bleeds My Desire

Dean Koontz
“Delayed gratification."
"Yeah, it makes things sweeter."
"Wait too long, and what was sweet and creamy can turn sour.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Sigmund Freud
“Actually, the substitution of the reality-principle for the pleasure-principle denotes no dethronement of the pleasure-principle, but only a safeguarding of it. A momentary pleasure, uncertain in its results, is given up, but only in order to gain in the new way an assured pleasure coming later. But the end psychic impression made by this substitution has been so powerful that it is mirrored in a special religious myth. The doctrine of reward in a future life for the—voluntary or enforced—renunciation of earthly lusts is nothing but a mythical projection of this revolution in the mind. In logical pursuit of this prototype, religions have been able to effect the absolute renunciation of pleasure in this life by means of the promise of compensation in a future life; they have not, however, achieved a conquest of the pleasure-principle this way. It is science which comes nearest to succeeding in this conquest; science, however, also offers intellectual pleasure during its work and promises practical gain at the end.”
Sigmund Freud, General Psychological Theory

Natsume Sōseki
“The memory of having sat at someone’s feet will later make you want to trample him underfoot. I’m trying to fend off your admiration for me, you see, in order to save myself from your future contempt. I prefer to put up with my present state of loneliness rather than suffer more loneliness later. We who are born into this age of freedom and independence and the self must undergo this loneliness. It’s the price we pay for these times of ours.”
Natsume Sōseki, Kokoro

“Delayed gratification is what makes a man.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without delayed gratification, there is no patience.”
Sunday Adelaja

Sandy Vaile
“Delayed gratification hints that something terrible is going to happen, and then delays the resolution.

It’s that interval between the promise of something awful and it actually happening, where suspense resides.”
Sandy Vaile

“It is only the man that delays his gratification that is a man indeed.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Only through delayed gratification could you be able to come up with other virtues, character, trait that will really qualify you to call yourself a human being.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delayed gratification leads to patience.”
Sunday Adelaja

“It's through delayed gratification that patience comes.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delayed gratification is one of the greatest virtues our nation and churches need to embrace.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delay gratification is what will give us patience and long suffering.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Believe be and strong enough in virtues like character, faithfulness, hard work, dignity of labor, diligence, excellence, perseverance, truth, responsibility, delayed gratification, contentment, trust, integrity and stop looking for miracles.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without delayed gratification, there is no endurance.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without delayed gratification,there is no perseverance.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without delayed gratification,there is no persistence.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without delayed gratification,there is no self- control.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without delayed gratification, there is no power over self.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without delayed gratification, there is no purposeful pursuit.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delayed gratification is a major virtue that is missing from our society.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delayed gratification helps you to do more, persistent and get better reward and greater profit.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delayed gratification is making a choice, constantly convincing yourself to hold back and pursuing immediate gain or profit.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delayed gratification helps to limit the animalistic desire of human flesh.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Delayed gratification is to have a strong faith in the laws of nature and the principles of God.”
Sunday Adelaja

“After delayed gratification comes greater reward, better profit and greater glory.”
Sunday Adelaja

“One of the strongest conviction of delayed gratification is to convince people to have faith in the truth.”
Sunday Adelaja

“How to fight temptation:
1. Acknowledge the presence of the temptation.
2. Admit you're being tempted but the power to yield to it is with you.
3. Analyze the consequences of yielding to the temptation.
4. Say to yourself that you are the one that runs your mind and not vice versa.
5. Focus of different pleasure elsewhere until the temptation subsides or remove yourself from the place of temptation.
6. When faced with another temptation, remind yourself that you know how to fight temptation.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

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