Quotations on Discipline

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

The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Discipline, Poor, Thinking)

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)

I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

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)

I've written what and when I want to. It's been about expressing myself. But with the degree, I had to learn to do everything in a very specific, disciplined way. I am very disciplined, but this demanded a totally different kind of discipline. A real challenge.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Discipline, Challenge, Want)

If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Discipline, Criticism)

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)

The surest test of discipline is its absence.
- Clara Barton
(Keywords: Discipline, Absence)

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Discipline, Freedom)

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Discipline, Democracy, Freedom)

I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
- Venerable Bede
(Keywords: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, 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)

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
- John Blair
(Keywords: Discipline, Self, Self discipline)

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)

Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.
- Bill Bruford
(Keywords: Discipline, Intention, Sound)

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)

Discipline is remembering what you want.
- David Campbell
(Keywords: Discipline, Want)

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)

I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back... so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Discipline, Hope, Customer, End, Focus, Months, Right)

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)

It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Discipline, Praise)

Error is discipline through which we advance.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Discipline, Error)

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

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.
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Keywords: Discipline, Absence, Freedom)

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)

I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
- John Dalton
(Keywords: Discipline, Day, Fiction, University, Want, Writing, Years)

Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.
- Godfried Danneels
(Keywords: Discipline, Revolution, Now, Philosophy, Theology)

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)

One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.
- Siobhan Davies
(Keywords: Discipline, Problems, Self, Sense)

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)

It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Discipline, Old)



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