Discipline Quotes

  1. Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your promotion. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work. Lee Iacocca
  3. One discipline always leads to another discipline. Jim Rohn
  4. Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results. Brian Tracy
  5. When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first. Josiah Quincy
  6. The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. Half of life is luck; the other half is discipline – and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck. Carl Zuckmeyer
  8. By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work 12 hours a day. Anonymous
  9. I forget who it was that recommended men for their soul’s good to do each day two things they disliked. . . . It is a precept I have followed scrupulously: for every day I have got up and I have gone to bed. William Somerset Maugham
  10. Who has courage to say no again and again to desires, to despise the objects of ambition, who is a whole in himself, smoothed and rounded. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace
  11. Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another. George Washington
  12. The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose. E.M. Gray
  13. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments. Jim Rohn
  14. It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don’t pity them, don’t feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead. Brutus Hamilton
  15. Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment. H. Ross Perot
  16. First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. Rob Gilbert
  17. In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first. Harry S. Truman
  18. 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. Buddha
  19. If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us. William Feather
  20. No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character. John Sutherland Bodell
  21. 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. Tyron Edwards
  22. If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside. Critias of Athen
  23. No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. Harry Emerson Fosdick D.D
  24. It’s not the work that’s hard, it’s the discipline. Anonymous
  25. You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension ard discipline are taken out of your life. Dr. James G. Bilkey
  26. The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato
  27. No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. Harry Emerson Fosdick
  28. What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not do. Aristotle
  29. To discipline ourselves through fasting brings us in tune with God, and fast day provides an occasion to set aside the temporal so that we might enjoy the higher qualities of the spiritual. As we fast on that day we learn and better understand the needs of those who are less fortunate. Howard W. Hunter
  30. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill
  31. 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
  32. That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune. Robert Blair
  33. If we conducted ourselves as sensibly in good times as we do in hard times, we could all acquire a competence. William Feather
  34. Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. George Washington
  35. The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  36. A colt is worth little if it does not break its halter. Proverb
  37. 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. Tyron Edwards
  38. Discipline is remembering what you want. David Campbell
  39. He who lives without discipline dies without honor. Icelandic Proverb
  40. Hands untrained in the use of tools destroy what they want to build. It takes skill to use tools to achieve the result desired, whether it’s tearing down an old house or building a new one. Skepticism is a tool serving both purposes. But it must be used by a trained mind, a mind capable of disciplined thinking. J.B. Charles
  41. The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. Bum Phillips
  42. 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. Bertrand Russell
  43. Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be old; he can be influential without waiting for status. Man can sharpen his ability to distinguish between matters of principle and matters of preference, but only if we have a wise interplay between time and truth, between minutes and morality. Neal A. Maxwell
  44. Men are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life. James Allen
  45. It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives. Clint Eastwood
  46. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees or the stars; you have a right to be here. From Disiderata

Related Articles