Self-Discipline – Top Quotes

The following message was sent to the participants of the  75 Days of Action Challenge on Facebook.


These quotes are thought provoking. Any one of them can be a lesson, a meditation or at the very least a great conversation starter.


Govern thyself then you will be able to govern the world.                 Anonymous

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.                  Napoleon Hill

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions
.   Alfred Lord Tennyson

Self respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham Joshua

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.
Harry S. Truman
Rule your mind or it will rule you. Horace

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures. Friedrich Nietzsche

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
Elie Wiesel

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca

Discipline really means our ability to get ourselves to do things when we don’t want to
.   Arden Mahlberg

…And I believe the real mastery is to choose to WANT to do those things you once didn’t want to do IF they need to be done. Fall in love with the process and the means to that end you so desire.

Have a magnificent weekend!
Wishing you peace, joy, light and love,


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