Some More Thoughts On Self-Control From Various Authors

“If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world”

Paulo Coelho

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”

Lao Tzu

“If you lack the iron and the fuzz to take control of your own life, if you insist on leaving your fate to the gods, then the gods will repay your weakness by having a grin or two at your expense. Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don’t be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked. The dull and prosaic will be granted adventures that will dice their central nervous systems like an onion, romantic dreamers will end up in the rope yard. You may protest that it is too much to ask of an uneducated fifteen-year-old girl that she defy her family, her society, her weighty cultural and religious heritage in order to pursue a dream that she doesn’t really understand. Of course it is asking too much. The price of self-destiny is never cheap, and in certain situations it is unthinkable. But to achieve the marvelous, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.”

Tom Robbins

“Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will”

Jack Welch

“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.”

Stephen R. Covey

 

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