Quotations on Discipline

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Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Age, Thought, Discipline, Value)

We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: Science, Discipline, Danger, Losing, Philosophy, Today)

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
- Julie Andrews
(Keywords: People, Discipline, Order)

Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Men, Society, Discipline, Absence, Military)

If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
- Russell Banks
(Keywords: Life, Work, Discipline, Attention, Writing)

Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline.
- Peter Benchley
(Keywords: Love, Time, Discipline, Order, Solitude, Writing)

From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Work, Discipline, Hard work)

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Achievement, Character, Discipline, Goal)

A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman)

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time.
- Bjork
(Keywords: Time, Discipline, Lying)

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Love, Father, Discipline, Honesty, Compassion, Example, Understanding, Word)

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Home, People, Discipline, Day, Relatives, School)

I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
- Anthony Braxton
(Keywords: Experience, Music, Discipline, Intentions, Study)

I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world.
- Anthony Braxton
(Keywords: Music, Discipline, Possibility, Universe, World)

I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
- William Brewster
(Keywords: Change, Forgiveness, Discipline, Goal, Open, Words)

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Wisdom, Family, Health, Control, Discipline, Virtue, First, Man, Mind, Will)

I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)

You have got to have discipline and focus - on the customer and how you run the business.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Business, Discipline, Customer, Focus)

When you're doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business, and how you train people at Hamburger University, and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision, and they're not on the same page.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Business, People, Discipline, Vision, Focus, University)

And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Business, Discipline, Focus)

And so if your competitors aren't growing, if there isn't a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Strategy, Discipline, Focus, Reason, Want)

My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all, is not less valiant than they were, although his skill in the discipline of war was not so much, not being bred therein.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: War, Father, Brother, Discipline, Being, Care, Heir, Skill)

The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Discipline, Decisions, Devotion)

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey
(Keywords: Leadership, Discipline, Management, First)

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Education, Discipline, First, Mind, Reading, Worth)

The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young people because it teaches them about the training and discipline required to compete. Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate their lives to the art of sport, discipline, and physical fitness.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: Art, Fitness, People, Discipline, Spirit, Training)

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV. You're on stage every night and you have to sustain your energy level tor several hours.
- Blythe Danner
(Keywords: Movies, Discipline, Energy, Night, Theatre)

I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.
- Cameron Diaz
(Keywords: Time, Discipline, Hate)

There's been nothing but discipline, discipline, discipline all my life.
- Celine Dion
(Keywords: Life, Discipline, Nothing)

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
- Mike Ditka
(Keywords: Money, Peace, Power, Success, Discipline, Rank)

Some people are willing to pay the price and it's the same with staying healthy or eating healthy. There's some discipline involved. There's some sacrifices.
- Mike Ditka
(Keywords: People, Discipline, Eating)

You see people who have been very heavy in their life who have taken that body, trimmed it down, firmed it up through discipline, exercise and being able to say no. Eating properly, that all comes into it.
- Mike Ditka
(Keywords: Life, People, Discipline, Being, Body, Eating, Exercise)

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
- James H. Douglas
(Keywords: Health, Family, Home, Discipline, Community, Independence, Job, Retirement, Welfare)

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives.
- Clint Eastwood
(Keywords: Power, People, Control, Discipline, Influence)

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Education, Discipline, End, Mind)

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Genius, Discipline, First)

I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain.
- Enya
(Keywords: Love, Discipline, Listening, Walking, Writing)

On the other hand, I think it is wonderful for everyone to take ballet classes, at any age. It gives you a discipline, it gives you a place to go. It gives you some control in your life.
- Suzanne Farrell
(Keywords: Life, Age, Control, Discipline, Ballet)

The first thing they were told was how to hone their talent. Then they were told how to market their talent, discipline their talent and type their talent. And then they were told they might as well forget about talent.
- Esther B. Fein
(Keywords: Talent, Discipline, First, Forget)

In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.
- Mark Foley
(Keywords: Education, Faith, Trust, Discipline, Compassion, Ideals, Schools, Understanding)

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Keywords: Friendship, Men, Discipline, Results)

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.
- Michel Foucault
(Keywords: Society, Work, Discipline, Prison)

The police officers, so far as discipline, organization, pay, and orders were concerned, came exclusively under the German Reich police system and were in no way connected with the administration of the Government General.
- Hans Frank
(Keywords: Government, Discipline, Police)

I have a great interest in a number of things, perhaps too many. I admire people who seem to concentrate on only one fixed discipline to the exclusion of almost everything else.
- Tom Glazer
(Keywords: People, Discipline, Interest)

A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
- Max Gluckman
(Keywords: Science, Genius, Discipline, Fool)

I keep lists of names of people that I have met, a list of things to do day by day as well as a log of how my time is consumed throughout the day. It's a very important part of my personal discipline.
- Bob Graham
(Keywords: Time, People, Discipline, Day, Names)

I love being in a show. I love the community aspect of it. I like the discipline of it, too.
- Joel Grey
(Keywords: Love, Discipline, Being, Community)



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