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

Author: Julie Andrews (1935)

Profession: British Singer, Actress

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

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

Author: Critias of Athens


No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. [Proverbs 29:15]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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.

Author: John S. Bonnell


Temperance is a bridle of gold.

Author: Burton


No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.

Author: Marie Chapian


No one is free who does not lord over himself.

Author: Claudius (10 BC-AD 54)

Profession: Roman Emperor

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.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.

Author: William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Profession: American Historian, Essayist

Self-command is the main discipline.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.

Author: William Feather (1888-1918)

Profession: American Writer, Businessman