Discipline Quotes

Read the best selected discipline quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about discipline will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.

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
What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are. What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline. Henry Parry Liddon
Discipline is not a nasty word. Pat Riley
One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top. Bob Richards
Who loves well, chastises well. French Proverb
Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances. James Russell Lowell
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
Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing. Marie Chapian
Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham J. Heschel
Self-command is the main discipline. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Brave is the lion tamer, brave is the world subduer, but braver is the one who has subdued himself. Johann Gottfried Von Herder
There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. Louis XIV
Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men. Alfred Jarry
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 S. Bonnell
He who lives without discipline dies without honor. Icelandic Proverb
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. George Washington
When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed. Horace
If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it. William Penn
You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine. Tertullian
If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once. Sir Walter Scott
No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve. Miguel De Cervantes
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle
Look upon your chastening as God's chariots sent to carry your soul into the high places of spiritual achievement. Hannah Whitall Smith
If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us. William Feather
Without discipline, there is no life at all. Katharine Hepburn
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. Julie Andrews
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory. William J. Durant
There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work. Robert De Niro
The only discipline that last is self discipline. Bum Phillips
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. Roy L. Smith
Better to be pruned to grow than cut up to burn. John Trapp
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. [Proverbs 29:15] Bible
Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may mot be subdu ed by discipline. Seneca
He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory. Jyrus
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline. Barbara Tuchman
A colt is worth little if it does not break its halter. Proverb
To know how to dispense with things is to possess them. Jean Francois Regnard
Anybody who gets away with something will come back to get away with a little bit more. Harold Schoenberg
It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets. Wilma Rudolph
Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater. Epictetus
No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself. Henry Ward Beecher
Temperance is a bridle of gold. Burton
No one is free who does not lord over himself. Claudius
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

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