Discipline quotes page 1
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.
Self-discipline is the the ability to funnel our desires and passions in a productive direction,
for a sustained period of time in order to achieve our goals. It is the connective tissue that
links ambition with achievement.
Discipline - doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over
themselves and their carnal urges. Self-discipline with all of them came first.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the
weak, and esteem to all.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and
discipline that enabled us to follow through.
The saint is a man who disciplines his ego. The sage is a man who rids himself of his ego.
Wei Wu Wei
Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline.
They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
William Arthur Ward
Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it,
whether you feel like it or not.
The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.
Stephen R. Covey
Ninety percent of the people that I share my philosophies with about organizing and using the
Rolodex file will never put them into practice. They lack the necessary ingredient: Discipline.
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.
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as his talents and
intelligence can take him. But without self-discipline, a person with every blessing of
background, education, and opportunity will selfom rise above mediocrity.
I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is
more reliable than self-control.
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the
day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,
These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things. Brave undisciplined
men have no chance against the discipline and valour of other men. Have you seen a few
policemen handle a crowd?
George S. Patton
Few men are brave by nature, but good discipline and experience make many so.
Discipline is that unique process of intelligent thought and activity that puts a lid on temper
and a faucet on courtesy... that develops positive action and controls negative thoughts...
that encourages success and refuses to accept failure... that promotes health and curbs
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline, when you have
both firmly under your belt that's real power.
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.
Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and
self denial. Also, and most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that
refuses to give in. It is a state of mind that you could call character in action.
Diligence = disciplined excellence over time.
If the person you lead truly understood that self-discipline is something one uses, not
something one has, then that person could use it to accomplish virtually any goal he or she
The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy
greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.
What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.
Disciplined people are not easily sidetracked... They could live in a French bakery and not
gain weight or they could encounter hundreds of economic opportunities and then select one
or two that are best suited to their strengths and the market's needs.
Thomas J. Stanley
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.