Best Quotes about Control
Only my condemnation injures me.
A Course In Miracles
I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure... they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
It is far more important that one's life should be perceived than it should be transformed; for no sooner has it been perceived, than it transforms itself of its own accord.
He who has the pepper may season as he lists.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
Your real self -- the I am I -- is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.
I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food.
Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man.
Johnson, Jeremy P.
The word is control. That's my ultimate -- to have control.
If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.
Popplestone, Charles E.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.
Let nothing come between you and the light.
Thoreau, Henry David
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.
Thomas, Paul G.
Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny.
Mccarthy, Michael J.
Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
I have only one counsel for you -- be master.
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions...
Stone, W. Clement
As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
Stone, W. Clement
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
Everybody has a hot button. Who is pushing yours? While you probably cannot control that person, you CAN control the way you react to them.
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.
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