We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
Best Quotes about Control
He who has the pepper may season as he lists.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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.
No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
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.
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.
Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man.
Johnson, Jeremy P.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
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 strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions...
Stone, W. Clement
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food.
The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.
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.
You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.
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.
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
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.
Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
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.
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.
Let nothing come between you and the light.
Thoreau, Henry David
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
Anthony, Dr. Robert
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.
Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.
Popplestone, Charles E.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?
When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.
What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Edison, Thomas A.
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.
I have only one counsel for you -- be master.
The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
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