Sunday, October 14, 2012


 is the foundation for true and enduring success. --- Wilson Lee Flores  

The Chinese character for "discipline"...

Here are a few other quotes on discipline by many other people in history...



                                                                                      The secret of success is constancy of purpose."

---1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British statesman and writer Benjamin Disraeli
  (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881)

                                                                                                                              "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

--- Greek philosopher and polymath Aristotle 
(384 BC – 322 BC)

                                                                                                                                        "In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over      themselves, self-discipline with all of them came first."                                             


                                                                                                                                      --- U.S. President Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

"If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be                     least vulnerable to injury from the outside."

                                                                                                                                       ---Critias of Athen

"He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory."                                                    




"What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not do."

"The first and the best victory is to conquer self."
                                                                                                                                        ---classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, mentor of Aristotle & Academy of Athens founder Plato (424/423 BC – 348/347 BC)

"First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you."

---Rob Gilbert

"The great end of  education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others."
                ---Tyron Edwards

                                                                                                                                           "If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self."
                                                          ---Napoleon Hill

"No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until        it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life    ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."         
     ---Harry Emerson Fosdick

"The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline."
       ---Bum Phillips

"Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority."

---Bertrand Russell

"He who lives without discipline dies without honor."  ---Icelandic Proverb

"Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the    universe, no less than the trees or the stars; you have a right to be here."                  

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life."

---James Allen

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life."
           ---Dr. James G. Bilkey

"That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune."                                        


                     ---Robert Blair

"No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character."
             ---John Sutherland Bodell

"The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others."
                  ---Tyron Edwards

"If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us."
---William Feather

"No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."                                                               
  ---American pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick D.D (May 24, 1878 – October 5, 1969)

                                                                                                                                        "It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don't pity them, don't feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead."

---Brutus Hamilton

"I forget who it was that recommended men for their soul's good to do each day two things they disliked. . . . It is a precept I have followed scrupulously: for every day I have got up and I have gone to bed."

---William Somerset Maugham

"Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment."

---H. Ross Perot

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."
                                                             ---Jim Rohn

(Below is calligraphy of Japanese kanji phrase for "discipline" from Chinese characters)

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
          ---George Washington

"Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another."
--- 1st USA President George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732-Dec. 14, 1799)


"One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline, and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck."

---Carl Zuckmeyer

"The time is always right to do what is right."
                                                                                                                            ---U.S. pastor & civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)                                   

                                                                                                                           "I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work."
                     ---1980s top American automotive industry leader Lee Iacocca

"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose."                                                                         
                               ---E.M. Gray

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