Discipline Quotes

Dec 26, 2019 | Character Quotables | 2 comments

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“Willpower is easy. Won’t power is hard!”

-Clifton Bauer

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.”

-James Allen

“We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.”

-Jane Fonda

“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.

“You must have discipline to have fun.”

-Julia Child

“Silence is not always a sign of weakness; it’s also a sign of strong self-control.”


“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

-Clint Eastwood

“Self-determination is fine but needs to be tempered with self-control.”


“Finding oneself was a misnomer; a self is not found but made.”

-Jacques Barzun

“Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.”

-Tom Kite

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

-Benjamin Franklin

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”

-Brian Tracy

“What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.”


“If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.”

-William Feather

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.”


“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

-Lao Tzu

“Anger doesn’t demand action. When you act in anger, you lose self-control.”

-Joe Hyams

“The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.”

-Alfred, Lord Tennyson