Quotes about Discipline -
Quotes on Discipline


Long-lasting positive life change isn't sustainable without a measure of self-discipline. Using quotes about discipline to improve your life will give you one of the best returns-on-investments for the time it takes. Let the most inspiring discipline quotes to you lead the way.

Stepping Out of the Mind with Discipline

"Rather the pain of discipline, than the pain of regret."

~Bob Andrews

Nobody is born with self-discipline; yet anyone can claim it as their own. Self-discipline is readily available to those who want to cultivate it.

Self-discipline is the ability to apply oneself and to have control over one’s feelings. It’s a quality that once acquired, contributes to our basic happiness in all that we do. It’s a positive, personal resource that will always come to our aid.

Self-discipline gives us the strength and courage to step away from the comfort-seeking tendencies of the mind to achieve what we will.

Following are quotes on discipline that may help inspire and strengthen this quality in your life.

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Quotes about Discipline - Quotes on Discipline

"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself."

~Leonardo da Vinci

"I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequences, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures."

~Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

"Reason should direct, and appetite obey."


"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; a sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."

~Rabbi Abraham Herschel

"Do not consider painful what is good for you."


"When considering the mindset prescribed by the Katori Shinto Ryu toward the arduous pursuit of one's own humanity, one saying in our tradition stands out: 'The control of one's self is a far greater feat than the defeat of a thousand enemies."

~From "Katori Shinto Ryu: Warrior Tradition"

"Consider your true goals. Do you want to control others, or discipline yourself? Do you want to fight others, or live in harmony with them?"


"One should have purpose, conviction and goals. Self indulgence is Tao [life] too; but is it freedom? In your self indulgence, you could destroy yourself recklessly. In the pursuit of your self indulgence, you might have an impulse to do something, but you would not be able to achieve it because you lacked ability. Therefore, you would have no freedom, and I would judge freedom better than mere self-indulgence."

~From the book "Chronicles of Tao"

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"Learn to convert the discomfort of discipline into the satisfaction of personal growth."

~Anthony Robbins

"Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings."


"People sometimes subscribe to the mistaken notion that discipline is restriction. This is not true. Discipline enables one to act. Only with discipline can one truly be all that one wishes to be. With discipline, one is able to carry out a decision free from fear, doubt, ambivalence, and laziness. Being a warrior means being disciplined. Training is discipline. Fighting is discipline. Discipline is freedom."

~From the book "The Craft Of The Warrior" by Robert Spencer

"Obedience is human nature. The slave obeys others. The free person obeys himself."


"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."

~Anthony Robbins

"Returning to the topic of lifespan, there is an old poem that beautifully captures the shortness of life: 'How poignant is human life. Like dew on a morning glory.' The morning glory blossoms in the morning, only to wilt in the evening. But how much shorter are our own lives, likened to the dew atop the flowers of the morning glory, which will soon vanish under the rays of the morning sun? Within the span of our alotted days, we must cherish every fleeting moment, live a meaningful life each and every day, and endeavor to live to the fullest so as to leave neither wasted energy nor regret when our end is near."

~From "Katori Shinto Ryu: Warrior Tradition"

"Q: We settle for pleasure.
M: Each pleasure is wrapped in pain. You soon discover that you cannot have one without the other."

~From the book "I Am That"

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