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self-discipline Quotes

20 of the best book quotes about self-discipline
  1. #1
    “You sit down . . . You try to sit down at approximately the same time every day. This is how you train your unconscious to kick in for you creatively.”
  2. #2
    “As a youngster I was frightened of the dark—used to wake up sobbing in it, as if it were water and I were drowning—but you will observe that I have disciplined myself so thoroughly against that fear, that I much prefer a dark to a lit room”
  3. #3
    “I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself.”
  4. #4
    “Let your soul stand cool and composed
    before a million universes.”
  5. #5
    “Those who have attained everlasting life in the vision of God doubtless know very well that it is no mere bribe, but the very consummation of their earthly discipleship; but we who have not yet attained it cannot know this in the same way, and cannot even begin to know it at all except by continuing to obey and finding the first reward of our obedience in our increasing power to desire the ultimate reward.”
  6. #6
    “Discipline must come from trust and confidence.”
  1. #7
    Just remember that self-discipline is not self-suppression. Suppression is when you resist and fight against your desires, keeping them as buried and unexpressed as possible.
  2. #8
    Self-discipline is when your highest desires rule your lesser desires, not through resistance, but through loving action grounded in understanding and compassion.
  3. #9
    “We are incapable of loving another unless we love ourselves, just as we are incapable of teaching our children self-discipline unless we ourselves are self-disciplined. ”
  4. #10
    “Where could my heart find refuge from itself? Where could I go, yet leave myself behind? Was there any place where I should not be a prey to myself? None.”
  5. #11
    “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.”
  6. #12
    “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.”

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  1. #13
    “You don’t know the meaning of moderation, do you, my darling? Mrs Murry asked. “A happy medium is something I wonder if you’ll ever learn.”
  2. #14
    “Do you know how hard it is to say nothing? When every atom of you strains to do the opposite? I had practiced not saying anything the whole way from the airport, and it was still nearly killing me.”
  3. #15
    “But just because you love something, I added to myself, doesn’t mean you’ll ever be great. Not if you don’t work. Most people stink at the things they love.”
  4. #16
    “If to do were as easy as to know what were good to
    do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s
    cottages princes’ palaces. It is a good divine that
    follows his own instructions: I can easier teach
    twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the
    twenty to follow mine own teaching.”
  5. #17
    “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”
  6. #18
    “A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”
  7. #19
    “A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.”
  8. #20
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
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