Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Best Quotes about Control
The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
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
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
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.
When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.
To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
Dale, Arbie M.
Don't let other people tell you what you want.
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.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.
Popplestone, Charles E.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?
You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
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
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Let nothing come between you and the light.
Thoreau, Henry David
Only my condemnation injures me.
A Course In Miracles
What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Edison, Thomas A.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
To know is to control.
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.
It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
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.
Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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