43 Best Quotes To Help You Master Self-Discipline

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For most of us, the battle with ourselves may be the hardest. And so, once we master our own thoughts and actions, any trials or problems we inevitably face will be easier to challenge. Here are 43 of the best quotes about self-discipline to help you master it.

43 Quotes to help you master self-discipline

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

– Aristotle

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

– Jim Rohn

Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.

– John C. Maxwell

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

– Lou Holtz

 The great master key to riches is nothing more or less than the self-discipline necessary to help you take full and complete possession of your own mind.

– Napoleon Hill

There is one thing that gets you out of bed in the morning, and that is discipline. Because your dreams and your goals are not there waking up for you in the morning.

– Jocko Willink

Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.

– Napoleon Hill

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

– Jim Rohn

You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

– Marcus Aurelius

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of thought. If you do not control your thoughts, you cannot control your needs.

– Napoleon Hill

Self-discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.

– Joseph Addison

I think self-discipline is something, it’s like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.

– Daniel Goldstein

He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.

–Leonardo da Vinci

Success is a matter of understanding and religiously practicing specific, simple habits that always lead to success.

– Robert Ringer

Let’s not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can’t have high standards without good discipline.

– William Hague

The fact is, discipline is only punishment when imposed on you by someone else. When you discipline yourself, it’s not punishment but empowerment.

– Les Brown

The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit.

– J. Paul Getty

With this magic ingredient, you can accomplish anything and everything you want to, and it is called self-discipline.

– Brian Tracy

It is time to reverse this prejudice against conscious effort and to see the powers we gain through practice and discipline as eminently inspiring and even miraculous.

– Robert Greene

Self-control is strength, right thought is mastery, calmness is power.

– James Allen

Self-discipline is the No.1 delineating factor between the rich, the middle class, and the poor.

– Robert Kiyosaki

I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one.

– Nikola Tesla

It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.

– Harvey Mackay

No person is free who is not master of himself.

– Epictetus

Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could have ever planned for.

– Robin Sharma

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

– Horace

If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

– Buddha

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.

– Harry S. Truman

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.

– Lee Iaccoca

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

– Jim Rohn

Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.

– John C. Maxwell

Waking up early maintains your self-discipline. Get up and read, workout, journal, meditate or grind. How you start the day sets the tone.

– Genereux Philip

A disciplined mind leads to happiness.

– Dalai Lama

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

– Jesse Owens

Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which.

– Gary Ryan Blair

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.

– Henry Ward Beecher

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.

– René Descartes

Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain.

– Charles F. Glassman

If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else?

– John C. Maxwell

Self discipline is extremely valuable, especially for entrepreneurs. If you lose everything, but you still have self discipline remaining, you’ll get back everything you lost and multiples times more.

– Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

The key to overcome crisis is patience, courage, self-discipline, adaptation and alertness.

– Amit Ray

Winners embrace hard work.  They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win.  Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment.  And that’s the difference.

– Lou Holtz

There is no easy way. There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline.

– Jocko Willink

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