Quotation Explorer - 'Discipline'

The discipline of desire is the background of character. - John Locke
I do not believe that the present flowering of science is due in the least to a real appreciation of the beauty and intellectual discipline of the subject. It is due simply to the fact that power, wealth and prestige can only be obtained by the correct application of science. - Derek Barton
Great men have great discipline. - Habeeb Akande
Without total dedication & discipline, success in any field is just a wishful thinking. - Subodh Gupta
People don't realise that to be free means to be firmly attached to a system, that discipline is the road to a higher freedom. - Chandrasekharendra Saraswati
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. - Aleister Crowley
Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive. - Eric A. Burns
Whether you are trying to finish a race or a book or that hard conversation you've been avoiding, the training leading up to that event is what makes it possible to face the fear & walk forward anyway. Quit complaining about discipline & start seeing it as a powerful tool for courageous living. - Annie F. Downs
An activity originally intended to be performed by low-status, clerical and more often than not, female computer programming was gradually and deliberately transformed into a high-status, scientific, and masculine discipline. - Nathan L. Ensmenger
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
The difference between punishment and discipline is a powerful child. - Danny Silk
Desires must be fuelled with discipline - Henrietta Newton Martin -Senior Legal Consultant & Author
Discipline your sexuality for it has the proclivity to cause a productivity that can influence now and posterity. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
If chess has any relationship to film-making, it would be in the way it helps you develop patience and discipline in choosing between alternatives at a time when an impulsive decision seems very attractive. - Stanley Kubrick
Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
That government is best which governs the least because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. - Roy Bennett
There was once a spirited feral mustang broken in by her stern rider. It was a harmonious relationship for the most part but, like any relationship, she tested the boundaries he placed on her and threw him...Would the rider, having suffered his own wound, retaliate, discipline or forgive? - Donna Lynn Hope
The problem with patience and discipline is that it requires both of them to develop each of them. - Thomas M. Sterner
You need three things to become a successful novelist: talent, luck and discipline. Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two. - Michael Chabon
Christianity is more than just a belief; it is a life of discipline, a firm determination to live a life of prayer and contemplation, a life of self-denial and Christlikeness. - Ramon M. Torres
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives. - Clint Eastwood
Self discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you would really like to have. - Andy Andrews
Everything big, once started little. Use self-control to become an excellent person at what you want. Discipline yourself. Work to build excellent habits. Develop excellent skills and abilities. Doing this over time, insures you will grow at what you want for top success. - Mark F. LaMoure
Discipline is giving yourself a command and following it up with action - Bob Proctor
There should be no separation between spontaneous work with an emotional tone and work directed by the intellect. Both are supplementary to each other and must be regarded as intimately connected. Discipline and freedom are thus to be seen as elements of equal weight, each partaking of the other. - Armin Hofmann
Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor.
Rebuilding relationship requires a lifelong discipline and commitment. - Sri Amma Bhagwan
The young need discipline and a full bookcase. - Vivienne Westwood
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance. - James Baldwin
The discipline of the Gospel is coming to God on His terms. - Barbara Hughes
Don't let your imperfections conveniently excuse you from having discipline. Have the courage to work through your imperfections. - Matthew Donnelly
It is no accident that the words discipline and disciple resemble each other in the English language. The most common word in the Gospels for a Christian is disciple. - Billy Graham
Discipline friends is the master of excellence. - Sunday Adelaja
What are we doing to keep the light shining in our own eyes and countenances; Much of that light comes from our discipline dedication and consecration. - James E. Faust
In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth. - Susanne Langer
Violence is violence and can in no way be misconstrued as discipline under any circumstance cultural or otherwise. - Aysha Taryam
Discipline is a bridge built through everyday action. - J.R. Rim
A man who writes a story is forced to put into it the best of his knowledge and the best of his feeling. The discipline of the written word punishes stupidity and dishonesty. A writer lives in awe of words for they can be cruel or kind, and they can change their meanings right in front of you. - John Steinbeck
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment - Jim Rohn
There is no discipline in the world so severe as the discipline of experience subjected to the tests of intelligent development and direction. - John Dewey
Always Remember to take your Vitamins: Take your Vitamin A for ACTION, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence ,Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!! - Pablo
Discipline your mind to think positively; to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. - Roy Bennett
Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous. - Thomas Szasz
Being strong-willed is not enough, however. You also have to be hard on yourself. Someone who was strong-willed but self-indulgent would not be called determined. Determination implies your willfulness is balanced by discipline. - Paul Graham
Is the church really demonstrating the new life in Christ if there is no discipline, if there is no fencing in of the Lord's table, no demand for purity of life? - Michael Sattler
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty. - Frank Herbert
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan
Possibly, there was something to be said for the intellectual discipline of second-guessing what you thought was true. - Kwame Anthony Appiah
I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on. - Alan Shepard
Everything big, once started little. Discipline yourself and work to become an excellent person at what you want. Stretch yourself daily and go a little further than yesterday. Growth is the key to winning success. - Mark LaMoure
I made the exhilarating discovery that study, when it is pursued with ardour and discipline, becomes creation. - W.K. Hancock
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. - Samuel Smiles
Success and discipline are synonymous in life - you can't have one without the other! - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Freedom without discipline is foolish, discipline without freedom is insanity. - Ilona Mialik
Fine art is the discipline of breaking rules. - M.B. Dallocchio
And remember whatever discipline you're in, whether you're a musician or a photographer, fine artist or a cartoonist, writer, a dancer, a singer, a designer... whatever you do, you have a thing that's unique. You have the ability to make art. - Neil Gaiman
Any good business person applies financial discipline to everything they do. The movie business is and should be no different; I don't believe you have to sacrifice creativity to have business success. To the contrary, great art requires discipline. - Paula Wagner
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. Discipline your mind to think positively; to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. - Roy T. Bennett
‎"If there is no discipline, there is anarchy. Good citizenship demands attention to responsibilities as well as rights. - Joe Clark
To not say all that can be said is the secret of discipline and economy. - Dejan Stojanovic
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.Discipline your mind to think positively; to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. - Roy T. Bennett
Don't be quick to leave the class of discipline; you shall only live to remember the last lesson. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world--to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want. - Ayn Rand
It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical? - Alan Perlis
The only real difficulty with becoming disciplined is when you buy into the notion that happiness comes at the price of sacrifice. The reality is this: Discipline becomes freedom when you are doing what you love. - Shannon L. Alder
Discipline is a kind of divine hand for the mankind on the matter of achieving great successes! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons. - Jim Rohn
Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined. - Maria Montessori
The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success. - Brian Tracy
It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. - Murray N. Rothbard
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others. - Tryon Edwards
A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. - Jacqueline Bisset
Discipline is for professionals. Motivation is for amateurs. - J.R. Rim
Discipline leads us to freedom and freedom leads us to fulfillment. - Farshad Asl
With determination, discipline and hard work all dreams become a reality. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Reading is at the threshold of the spiritual life; it can introduce us to it. It does not constitute it ... There are certain cases of spiritual depression in which reading can become a sort of curative discipline ... reintroducing a lazy mind into the life of the Spirit. - Marcel Proust
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. - Brian Adams
It takes discipline to turn illusion into reality. - Lionel Suggs
Discipline means choices. Every time you say yes to a goal or objective, you say no to many more. - Sybil Stanton
A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind. - Edmund Spenser
Persistence in the face of failure is of course important, but it is not the same thing as dedication or passion. Persistence is a discipline that you learn; devotion is a dedication you can't ignore. - Stuart Firestein
Freedom of choice makes it possible to plan our lives and to make the most of ourselves. Yet if this freedom lacks noble goals or personal discipline, it degenerates into an inability to give oneself generously to others. - Pope Francis
Without discipline, there's no life at all. - Katharine Hepburn
They have no discipline. They’ll still need us. Ha! said Postel. No discipline? Behold!!!! My cat has written a book! ...And she's published!" Amok 2015 - Fred Barnett
More than commitment, dedication, character, discipline, patience, determination, perseverance and prayer, you need faith because you must first belief before you can witness a pragmatic change in your life. - Sesan Kareem
Entrepreneur, the development of your daily discipline will determine then deliver your desired distinction. - Onyi Anyado
Discipline yourself so that all expectations, and inspiration, begin with your core values before relying on someone else's to better your life. - Steven Cuoco
Discipline is to present us before grace, it does not produce grace to make sense. - Richard J. Foster
Whatever you abuse will return to hunt you. Cultivate the self discipline to use everything within the environment God created them for. - Paul Bamikole
The single most important ingredient to success is Discipline. - Brad Lomenick
We know what we should do. Age is no excuse. Do we go to others for permission or for discipline? - Donna Lynn Hope
How do you achieve excellence? 1. Mindset 2. Discipline 3. Commitment 4. Consistency - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Compassion without discipline is egregious self-sabotage. - Stefan Molyneux
Freely chosen, discipline is absolute freedom. - Ron Serino
Discipline imposed from the outside eventually defeats when it is not matched by desire from within. - Dawson Trotman
Have the discipline to listen to and to trust your instincts. - A.D. Posey
If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it andpush it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before,push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you force it into the realm ofmagic. - Tom Robbins
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. - Rabbi Abraham Heschel
Any man who bears the ability of a polymath shall not be interfered by specialty, he needs discipline to manage his behaviors and nurture his creativity. - Shawn Lukas
Believe in yourself. Know you have what it takes, to make excellence a good habit. Focus on doing excellent work and use discipline to make it happen. - Mark F. LaMoure
Education without discipline and integrity is a wasteA man who acquires school certificates but lacks self discipline and integrity is not educated. - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
Discipline creates ways for the lovers of it. - Sunday Adelaja
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage, and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than to simply fight for it. - Ernest Hemingway
When parents neglect their responsibility to correct and discipline their children society suffers. The results are crimes and harm committed against others. - Ellen J. Barrier
Personal discipline is a most powerful character quality and one worthy of dedicating your life to nurturing. - Elizabeth George
With persistence and discipline, anything is possible. - Barbara Friedberg
Creativity is a combination of discipline and childlike spirit. - Robert Greene
I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare. - Maya Angelou
Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. - David Rockefeller
How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries? - Edith Wharton
I believe that there is potential in everyone, and that everyone is capable of reaching their goals and dreams with the right focus, dedication and discipline. - Dave Shepp
There is no aspect of life that you take that does not demand discipline. It is a requirement of life. It is not a matter of choice. - Sunday Adelaja
Make a list of goals for every year, tick them off & reward yourself when you achieve each one. Will give much discipline in your life. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline. - Haim G. Ginott
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable. - Martin Luther
In person, Mr. Desmond mixes low-key friendliness and on-message discipline. - Jennifer Schuessler
If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work. - Russell Banks
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
Excellence begins in the mind. Discipline yourself to be an excellent person at what you want. Everything big, once started little. - Mark F. LaMoure
When we have faith and discipline everything becomes easier. Patience is the mother of all virtues. With anxiety all our lives become worse. - Chico Xavier
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event. Roy Bennett - Roy Bennett
America needs to relearn a lost discipline, self-confident relentlessness... - Lance Morrow
Discipline is needed in our family lives. - Sunday Adelaja
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. - Joseph Addison
Success = Wisdom + Courage + Discipline. KNOW what to do, be BRAVE enough to do it, and LEAD YOURSELF to doing it again and again. - Ryan Lilly
God’s discipline has nothing to do with rejection but more to do with refinement. - Gary Rohrmayer
Every serious-minded person knows that a large part of the effort required in moral discipline consists in the courage needed to acknowledge the unpleasant consequences of one's past and present acts. - John Dewey
A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Your discipline or lack of discipline will protect you from or expose you to disaster. Practice discipline. Be consistent. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child.He needs guidance.If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. - Bette Davis
The key to failure is, lack of self discipline. - Sivaprakash Sidhu Sivaprakash G Sivaprakash Gopal, sivaprakash sidhu, sivaprakash
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. - George Washington
Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this. - Victor Devlin
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