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List of discipline quotes
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This is a list of discipline quotes
Anything is possible
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.
Controling one's mind
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Discipline is the soul of an army
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Disciplined or undisciplined
Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one's mind is the essence of the Buddha's teaching.
Dominion over yourself
You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself...the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. ...And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.
Leonardo da Vinci
It's a habit
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.
Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.
The background of character
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
The hook beneath pleasure
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment.
The severest school
In practice we always base our preparations against an enemy on the assumption that his plans are good; indeed, it is right to rest our hopes not on a belief in his blunders, but on the soundness of our provisions. Nor ought we to believe that there is much difference between man and man, but to think that the superiority lies with him who is reared in the severest school.
The soul of an army
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
With awareness of consequences
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
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.