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Without discipline, there is no life at all.

Author: Katharine Hepburn (1907)

Profession: American Actress, Writer

Brave is the lion tamer, brave is the world subduer, but braver is the one who has subdued himself.

Author: Johann Gottfried Von Herder (1744-1803)

Profession: German Critic and Poet

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

Author: Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)

Profession: Polish educator, Author

When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.

Author: Alfred Jarry (1873-1907)

Profession: French Playwright, Author

He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory.

Author: Jyrus


What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are. What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.

Author: Henry Parry Liddon (1829-1890)

Profession: British Theologian

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

Author: Louis XIV (1638-1715)

Profession: King of France from 1643-1715

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

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.

Author: Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

Profession: Italian Educator

There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.

Author: Robert De Niro (1943)

Profession: American Actor, Director

If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

The only discipline that last is self discipline.

Author: Bum Phillips

Profession: American Football Coach

A colt is worth little if it does not break its halter.

Author: Proverb