No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

The practical effects of unwillingness to think positively about the contents of a liberal education are, on the one hand, to ensure that all the vulgarities of the world outside the university will flourish within it, and, on the other, to impose a much harsher and more illiberal necessity on the studentthe one given by the imperial and imperious demands of the specialized disciplines unfiltered by unifying thought.

The first and the best victory is to conquer self.

Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.

Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child.

If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

The discipline that is needed in our lives is the discipline that comes from within.

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.

Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another.

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.

He who lives without discipline dies without honour.

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.

Only if we can restrain ourselves is good conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.

The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets.

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.

Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.

No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character.

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.

I don’t suppose that hard work, discipline, and a perfectionist attitude toward my work did me any harm. They are a big part of my makeup today, as any of my co-workers will tell you. And when life seemed unbearable, I learned to live in my imagination, and to step inside other people’s skins- indispensable abilities for an actress.

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

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.

Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul

It is never wise to slip the bands of discipline.

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.

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

There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.

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 luck.

The only discipline that last is self 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.

The Ancients subjected themselves to a fierce discipline of detachment from public opinion. Although they inevitably had to try to influence political life in their favor, they never seriously thought of themselves as founders or lawgivers. The mixture of unwise power and powerless wisdom, in the ancients view, would always end up with power strengthened and wisdom compromised. He who flirts with power, Socrates said, will be compelled to lie with it.

One discipline always leads to another discipline.

Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

Discipline is remembering what you want.

Good free verse is not at all easy to write, for there is no repetitive beat to lull the reader’s critical faculty, much pattern and discipline is to be found in it, though the pattern of sounds and choice of exact words, gives it its beauty.

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.

Cheerfulness in most cheerful people, is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.