Control Quotes

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. - Napoleon Hill

 

The drive to resist compulsion is more important in wild animals than sex, food, or water. He found that captive white-footed mice spent inordinate time and energy just resisting experimental manipulation. If the experimenters turned the lights up, the mouse spent his time turning them down. If the experimenter turned the lights down, the mouse turned them up. The drive for competence or to resist compulsion is a drive to avoid helplessness. - Martin E P Seligman

 

Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man. - Jeremy P Johnson

 

Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. - Thomas Jefferson

 

The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls. - Gerald G Jampolsky

 

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. - Doug Horton

 

What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln

 

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him. - Napoleon Hill

 

He who has the pepper may season as he lists. - George Herbert

 

He is great enough that is his own master. - Joseph Hall

 

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all. - Thomas Fuller

 

Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts? - Raymond Holliwell

 

The first and the best victory is to conquer self. - Plato

 

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you. - Anthony Robbins

 

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life. - Anthony Robbins

 

Don't let other people tell you what you want. - Pat Riley

 

To know is to control. - Scott Reed

 

You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money. - Jewish Proverb

 

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln

 

You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you. - Charles E Popplestone

 

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. - William Penn

 

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world. - Alfred A Montapert

 

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me. - Thomas Merton

 

Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny. - Michael J Mccarthy

 

We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be. - Orison Swett Marden

 

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. - Og Mandino

 

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. - Chinese Proverb

 

If you don't program yourself, life will program you! - Les Brown

 

The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp. - John Berry

 

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to. - Josh Billings

 

I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food. - Erma Bombeck

 

I have only one counsel for you -- be master. - Napoleon Bonaparte

 

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. - Napoleon Bonaparte

 

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. - Benjamin Franklin

 

Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you. - Les Brown

 

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. - Mario Andretti

 

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

 

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions... - W Clement Stone

 

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

 

Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. - Jalal-Uddin Rumi

 

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The intelligent want self-control; children want candy. - Jalal-Uddin Rumi

 

There are men steady and wise whose body, words and mind are self-controlled. They are the men of supreme self-control. - Dhammapada

 

The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, un-lived, and un-savored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully. - Karl Hans Albrecht

 

Prudent, cautious self-control Is wisdom's root. - Robert Burns

 

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. - Benjamin Franklin

 

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. - Grenville Kleiser

 

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. - William Penn

 

You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you. - Charles E. Popplestone

 

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. - Chinese Proverb

 

When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control. - Steve Rapson

 

Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them. - Nancy Simms

 

The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny. - Paul G. Thomas

 

Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind. - Source Unknown

 

Never let the other fellow set the agenda. - James Baker

 

Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure... they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it. - John Bentham

 

The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp. - John Berry

 

I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food. - Erma Bombeck

 

Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you. - Les Brown

 

Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. - Chuang Tzu

 

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency. - Quentin Crisp

 

To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life. - Arbie M. Dale

 

You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. - Wayne Dyer

 

The word is control. That's my ultimate -- to have control. - Nick Faldo

 

It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something. - Mel Gibson

 

He is great enough that is his own master. - Joseph Hall

 

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him. - Napoleon Hill

 

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. - Doug Horton

 

Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. - Thomas Jefferson

 

Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man. - Jeremy P. Johnson

 

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively. - Larry King

 

What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln

 

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. - Og Mandino

 

Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny. - Michael J. Mccarthy

 

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world. - Alfred A. Montapert

 
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