Discipline Quotes And Sayings


Discipline Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of discipline quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
– Abraham J. Heschel

“Discipline brings us effort, sacrifice and suffering. Later it brings us something of an inestimable value: something of which those who live only for pleasure, profit or amusement will always be deprived. This peculiar indefinable joy which one must have felt oneself to understand is the sign with which life marks its moment of triumph.”
– Alexis Carrel

Military discipline is merely a perfection of social servitude.”
– Alexis De Tocqueville

“Discipline is … life-inhibiting, is at the very least curtailment of vital activity insofar as the latter cannot develop as it wishes but is confined within specific limits and subjected to specific rules.”
– Alice Miller

“At its best, discipline is a form of teaching inner controls.”
– Alicia F. Lieberman

“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.”
– Ann Landers

“We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”

“Well begun is half done.”
– Aristotle

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not do.” 
– Aristotle 

“Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.”
– Barbara Tuchman

“Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.”
– Bernard Law Montgomery

“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 

“Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child.”
– Bette Davis

“There are no short cuts to any place worth going.”
– Beverly Sills

“Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results.” 
Brian Tracy

“Every study of high achieving men and women proves that greatness in life is only possible when you become outstanding at your chosen field.”
– Brian Tracy 

“One of the best uses of your time is to increase your competence in your key result areas.”
– Brian Tracy 

“Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.”
– Brian Tracy 

People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practicing it until they become proficient at it.”
– Brian Tracy 

“The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.”
– Brian Tracy 

“The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well meaning.”
– Brian Tracy 

“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 

“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.”

“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
– Buddha

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”
– Buddha

“The only discipline that lasts is self discipline.”
– Bum Phillips

“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

“One-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 

“Ultimately, any type of discipline is flawed because it keeps the person who is being disciplined inept. As long as the experience is happening to you, while it is imposed on you, it is not your dream. When discipline is administered externally, the participant is dependent on the administrator of the discipline. When discipline is administered internally, the athlete becomes a victim of the structure of the discipline. Either way, only the discipline, not the dream, is being pursued.”
– Cecile Reynau

“Discipline is something we despise for the moment…. We all look for a place to run, an excuse with which to stall. No one enjoys it. Yet those of us who have endured it know that the fruit it produces and the pain from which it ultimately spares us makes it worth the agony.”
– Charles F. Stanley

“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

“Never suffer your courage to exert itself in fierceness, your resolution in obstinacy, your wisdom in cunning, nor your patience in sullenness and despair. ”
– Charles Palmer

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.”
– Claude Arien Helvetius

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