Control Quotes

control quotes

Here’s a few control quotes that might help you get control of yourself:

There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one’s self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance. -Vash Young

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions… -W. Clement Stone

Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them. -Nancy Simms

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. -Doug Horton

The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind. -Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me. -Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

It is far more important that one’s life should be perceived than it should be transformed; for no sooner has it been perceived, than it transforms itself of its own accord. -Unknown

Nothing external to you has any power over you. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

What man’s mind can create, man’s character can control. -Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. -Brian Tracy

The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny. -Paul G. Thomas

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven’t developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don’t know how to eliminate it effectively. -W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

It’s essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself. -Barbara Sher

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper. -Joseph Hunter

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. -Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. -Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)

Everybody has a hot button. Who is pushing yours? While you probably cannot control that person, you CAN control the way you react to them. -Unknown

Don’t let other people tell you what you want. -Pat Riley

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. -Chinese Proverb

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. -Anthony Robbins

The first and the best victory is to conquer self. -Plato

We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be. -Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

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    • David Parrish
    • January 31, 2012

    Greetings Shawn. This is a great series of quotes. For young junior high aged kids they are just right. Alice, my wife, wrote the “No one can drive you crazy…” quote on the cafeteria white board yesterday and received approving comments all day from the kids. The principle stopped by to affirm the accuracy of that quote to her and thanked her for making it available to the kids. So thank you Shawn for making it available to us.

    1. Reply

      You’re welcome! I love hearing about such ripple effects.

    • Kelley
    • February 20, 2012

    Hi Shawn… I just stumled across your website…it’s absolutely FABULOUS!!! I’m a Weight Watchers meeting leader, and am constantly looking for positive quotes to inspire my meeting members. Your site will now be bookmarked at the top of my list πŸ™‚

      • shawn
      • February 20, 2012

      Sounds great, Kelley. Glad I could be of service in any way possible. I’m always on the look out for great quotes, so I hope you keep visiting. I’d appreciate your ongoing feedback. πŸ™‚

    • Crystal
    • April 30, 2012

    I love this site, I send out a morning quote from this site every morning. It changes your mentality of the day. Thank you

    1. Reply

      Cool! How many subscribers do you have? Thanks for passing on the positivity. πŸ™‚

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