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What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

You are the one who can stretch your own horizon.

Author: Edgar F. Magnin


Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.

Author: Og Mandino (1923-1996)

Profession: American Motivational Author, Speaker

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.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny.

Author: Michael J. Mccarthy

Profession: American Lawyer, Businessman

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.

Author: Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Profession: American Religious Writer, Poet

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.

Author: Alfred A. Montapert

Profession: American Author

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

The first and the best victory is to conquer self.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.

Author: Charles E. Popplestone


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

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.

Author: Jewish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Jewish Origin

When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.

Author: Steve Rapson

Profession: American writer

To know is to control.

Author: Scott Reed


Don't let other people tell you what you want.

Author: Pat Riley (1945)

Profession: American Basketball Coach