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Who loves well, chastises well.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Author: Icelandic Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Icelandic Origin

To know how to dispense with things is to possess them.

Author: Jean Francois Regnard (1655-1709)

Profession: French Comic Dramatist

One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top.

Author: Bob Richards

Profession: American Olympic Pole Vaulting

Discipline is not a nasty word.

Author: Pat Riley (1945)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.

Author: Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994)

Profession: American Track Athlete

Anybody who gets away with something will come back to get away with a little bit more.

Author: Harold Schoenberg


If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.

Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may mot be subdued by discipline.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

Look upon your chastening as God's chariots sent to carry your soul into the high places of spiritual achievement.

Author: Hannah Whitall Smith


Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

Author: Roy L. Smith

Profession: American Clergyman

You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.

Author: Tertullian (160-240)

Profession: Roman Christian Author and Polemicist

Better to be pruned to grow than cut up to burn.

Author: John Trapp


Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.

Author: Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989)

Profession: American Historian

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

Author: George Washington (1732-1799)

Profession: First President of the USA