Discipline Quotes

Discipline Quotes

Here’s a few discipline quotes for your enjoyment. 

Sometimes we need to be reminded that our lives can make a big jump forward with a tiny bit of discipline.  Enjoy.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.  Never excuse yourself.  Never pity yourself.  Be a hard master to yourself–and be lenient to everybody else.  -Henry Ward Beecher

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 (1771-1832)

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind. -Spencer

If we don’t discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.  -William Feather

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

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. -Roy L. Smith

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. -Penn

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. -Louis XIV (1638-1715)

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 (1819-1891)

Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. -Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)

If we do not discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us. -William Feather

A man in old age is like a sword in a shop window. Men that look upon the perfect blade do not imagine the process by which it was completed. Man is a sword; daily life is the workshop; and God is the artificer; and those cares which beat upon the anvil, and file the edge, and eat in, acid-like, the inscription on the hilt–those are the very things that fashion the man. -H.W. Beecher

The discipline which corrects the baseness of worldly passions, fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes it with enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity, than all the provisions we can make of the goods of fortune. -Blair

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.  No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined.  No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunnelled.  No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.  -Harry Emerson Fosdick

If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress. -David Rockefeller

Yes, I really need to add about 10 or 20 more, don’t I? 

Either way, what did you think?  Any jump out at you?

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    • September 1, 2019


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