Self Discipline Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-discipline" (showing 1-30 of 162)
Ann Landers
“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. ”
Ann Landers

Allie Brosh
“Most people can motivate themselves to do things simply by knowing that those things need to be done. But not me. For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. If I win, I have to do something I don't want to do. And if I lose, I'm one step closer to ruining my entire life. And I never know whether I'm going to win or lose until the last second.”
Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Henry Ward Beecher
“‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”
Henry Ward Beecher

René Descartes
“Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.”
René Descartes

Shannon A. Thompson
“Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.”
Shannon A. Thompson, Seconds Before Sunrise

Christina Rossetti
“Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end.”
Christina Rossetti

“Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

John C. Maxwell
“If you wouldn't follow yourself, why should anyone else?”
John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

John C. Maxwell
“The bottom line in managing your emotions is that you should put others – not yourself – first in how you handle and process them. Whether you delay or display your emotions should not be for your own gratification. You should ask yourself, What does the team need? Not, What will make me feel better?”
John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

Laura Joh Rowland
“Let hunger sharpen your awareness. Abstain liquor and frivolous recreation, which dull the mind and weaken the body.”
Laura Joh Rowland, The Concubine's Tattoo

Epictetus
“No person is free who is not master of himself.”
Epictetus

Thomas Hughes
“He who has conquered his own coward spirit has conquered the whole outward world;”
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays

Jean Webster
“Good manners are not merely snobbish ornaments, as Mrs. Lippett's regime appeared to believe. They mean self-discipline and thought for others, and my children have got to learn them.”
Jean Webster, Dear Enemy

Israelmore Ayivor
“No matter how sweet is smells, if you know it will give you a discomfort later, don't even attempt to taste it. Discipline yourself to stay out of sin!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Ernst Jünger
“The anarch's study of the history of the caesars has more of a theoretical significance for him - it offers a sampling of how far rulers can go. In practice, self-discipline is the only kind of rule that suits the anarch. He, too, can kill anyone (this is deeply immured in the crypt of his consciousness) and, above all, extinguish himself if he finds himself inadequate.”
Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil

Miguel Ruiz
“The warrior has awareness...we are aware that we are at war , and the war in our minds requires discipline. Not the discipline of a soldier but the discipline of a warrior. Not the discipline from the outside to tell us what to do and not to do, but the discipline to be ourselves, no matter what.”
Miguel Ruiz

“Civilization could not exist without tremors of desire and without the counteracting, negation force of disciplined denial. Nor would the gyratory pulsations of a lively civilization exist devoid of the convulsive chemistry of union and repellency. We are born with a desire to be immortal. Cursed with the knowledge that we must die, people live their orthodox lives out by displaying reckless abandon as to the outcome of human life or nervously hounded by utter despondency nipping their heels. How we resolve this decidedly human complex of carrying out our daily lives while burden by our inescapable mortality determines our essential character. The collation of similar values adopted by our community determines who we are as a people.”
Kilroy J. Oldster

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done." Benjamin Franklin”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is way more pleasurable to master yourself than it is to masturbate.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Self discipline, punctuality and time management are very important - for life is short, and every resource you have must be well utilized so that you find enlightenment and liberation - your ultimate goal.”
Dada J.P. Vaswani

Théun Mares
“THE LIFE OF A WARRIOR IS A STRATEGY IN SELF-DISCIPLINE. EVERY ACTION, THOUGHT AND FEELING HAS TO BE CAREFULLY ASSESSED AS TO ITS VALUE. WARRIORS CANNOT WASTE THEIR TIME AND PERSONAL POWER ON ISSUES WHICH ARE OF NO CONSEQUENCE TO THEIR DESTINY.”
Théun Mares, Cry of the Eagle: The Toltec Teachings Volume 2

“Is the Word of God close to me as a comfort and a strength? Or do I misuse my solitude against the community, against the Word and prayer? Individuals must be aware that even their hours of being alone reverberate through the community. In their solitude they can shatter and tarnish the community or they can strengthen and sanctify it. Every act of self-discipline by a Christian is also a service to the community.”
Deithrich Bonehoffer

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Greatness amazes only people who are not great.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Without self -discipline, potentials are useless and mediocrity becomes the plague of life.”
CLEMENT OGEDEGBE, YOUR POTENTIALS - THE SOURCE OF YOUR GREATNESS: ….Secrets to unleashing your full potentials and achieving greater heights in life.

“We all suffer one of two pains. Either the pain of developing self discipline or the pain associated with not having it.”
Clyde Lee Dennis

Saidi Mdala
“Doing everything you have to do, at the time you have to do them, whether it feels like fun or not, is discipline.”
Saidi Mdala, Know What Matters

Saidi Mdala
“Forcing yourself to do what matters over what does not, however simple; what is difficult, over what is not, however convenient; and what is right over what is bogus, however expedient, is self-discipline.”
Saidi Mdala, Know What Matters

Saidi Mdala
“Self-discipline is a continuous war against your whims.”
Saidi Mdala, Know What Matters

Saidi Mdala
“Your whim wants you to speak when you must be paying attention and go mum when called to give a speech. Your whim whispers ‘sleep,’ when you should be burning the midnight oil and urges you to go and dance the night away when you should be recharging your batteries for school the next day. It says bum when you should be busting your bum.”
Saidi Mdala, Know What Matters

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