Discipline Quotes

He who lives without discipline dies without honour.

Icelandic Proverb

The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.

Sir Alexander Paterson

Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.

Martin Luther

In Karma-yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear [of birth and death].

Bhagavad Gita

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

You can't put someone else in charge of your morals. Ethics is a personal discipline.

Price Pritchett

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.

Gary Ryan Blair

The first thing they were told was how to hone their talent. Then they were told how to market their talent, discipline their talent and type their talent. And then they were told they might as well forget about talent.

Esther B. Fein

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.

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.

Julie Andrews

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

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

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

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

Seneca

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.

Herbert Spencer

It is never wise to slip the bands of discipline.

Lewis Wallace

The only discipline that last is self discipline.

Bum Phillips

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.

Charles Horton Cooley

If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.

Critias of Athens

Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.

Edmund Burke

Cheerfulness in most cheerful people, is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.

Edwin P. Whipple

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

Frank Herbert

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

The discipline of desire is the background of character.

John Locke
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