Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
Best Quotes about Control
He who has the pepper may season as he lists.
Don't let other people tell you what you want.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.
Popplestone, Charles E.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
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.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
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 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.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it
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.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
Only my condemnation injures me.
A Course In Miracles
Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
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.
Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man.
Johnson, Jeremy P.
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.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
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.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
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.
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.
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
Anthony, Dr. Robert
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions...
Stone, W. Clement
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
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.
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.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
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.
When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food.
If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
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
The word is control. That's my ultimate -- to have control.
We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.
Marden, Orison Swett
Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny.
Mccarthy, Michael J.
You are the one who can stretch your own horizon.
Magnin, Edgar F.
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.
The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.
Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.
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