A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu
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.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
Pietro Aretino
Serving one’s own passions is the greatest slavery.
Thomas Fuller
There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
Louis XIV
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
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
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Benjamin Disraeli
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
Aleister Crowley
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
Napoleon Hill
The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.
Sir Alexander Paterson
If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.
William Feather
One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline – and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with your luck.
Carl Zuckmayer
It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men.
Brutus Hamilton
Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
Bruno Bettelheim
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Without discipline, there’s no life at all.
Katharine Hepburn
It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.
Vince Lombardi
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decideyour problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
Albert Ellis
Most of us don’t mind doing what we ought to do when it doesn’t interfere with what we want to do, but it takes discipline and maturity to do what we ought to do whether we want to or not.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert
The only discipline that lasts is self discipline.
Bum Phillips
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
Zig Ziglar
Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.
Jim Rohn
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Denis Waitley
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
Dalai Lama XIV
Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.
Marie Chapian
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter.
Russell Banks
If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.
Mario Andretti
People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practicing it until they become proficient at it.
Brian Tracy
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
Jackie Chan
Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.
Jahangir Khan
First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
Rob Gilbert
I’ve had to learn and discipline myself that I’m much happier and much less depressed if I give myself a project. It’s just that simple.
Nick Offerman
The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets.
Steve Pavlina
Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.
Haile Gebrselassie
Life without discipline is like a ship without a rudder.
Ronie Mathew Thomas
The most powerful control we can ever attain is to be in control of ourselves.
Chris Page
It’s not the work that’s hard, it’s the discipline.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Spanish proverb
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
Italian proverb
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Irish proverb
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
English proverb
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
German proverb
The man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Chinese proverb
A person always breaking off from work never finishes anything.
Nigerian proverb
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean.
What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu
Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery.
Thomas Fuller
First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
Rob Gilbert
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.
William James
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.
Olin Miller
It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never.'
Martin Luther
In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
Stephen King
A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb
If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.
David Allen
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Dale Carnegie
Think of many things; do one.
Portuguese proverb
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves the vast concerns of an eternal scene.
Edward Young
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
Eva Young
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Rohn
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Pablo Picasso
The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favour of holding meetings.
Thomas Sowell
Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
Peter Drucker
How wonderful it is, that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank
Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.
David Allen
Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.
Peter Drucker
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Alexander Graham Bell
Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.
David Allen
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu
It is not really work if you are having fun.
Pierre Omidyar
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill