Control Quotes

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.

Bruno Bettelheim

The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection.

Elihu Root

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.


All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control. Describing John von Neumann's aspiration for the application of computers sufficiently large to solve the problems of meteorology, despite the sensitivity of the weather to small perturbations

Freeman Dyson

Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.

B. F. Skinner

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers

Lewis Thomas

That basically allows companies that are already emitting levels that are above a health-based standard to go on without having to install pollution-control technologies.

Al Brown

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.


When you inhabit any of these three roles, youre reacting to fear of victimhood, loss of control, or loss of purpose. Youre always looking outside yourself, to the people and circumstances of life, for a sense of safety, security, and sanity.

David Emerald

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.


The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument... an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda.

Dan Quayle

If the Plan B battle reveals anything, it's that the opponents' real agenda is not to prevent unintended pregnancy and abortion. If that were so, they would be for all forms of contraception. They'd be for better sex education. They'd be for more family-planning counseling. The problem is the right doesn't want greater access to birth control, ... and their opposition to Plan B proves it

Steve Gilliard

Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.

Avery Brooks

A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.

Larry Elder

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

Abbie M Dale

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