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.
Best Quotes about Control
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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.
Only my condemnation injures me.
A Course In Miracles
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.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
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.
Montapert, Alfred A.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
I have only one counsel for you -- be master.
Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
He who has the pepper may season as he lists.
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Edison, Thomas A.
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.
Let nothing come between you and the light.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.
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.
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
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.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions...
Stone, W. Clement
Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.
What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
He is great enough that is his own master.
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.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
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
Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.
Jampolsky, Gerald G.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny.
Mccarthy, Michael J.
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.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
You are the one who can stretch your own horizon.
Magnin, Edgar F.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
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.
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.
The word is control. That's my ultimate -- to have control.
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