Peace is self-control at its widest - at the width where the “self” has been lost, and the interest has been transferred to coordinations wider than personality.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead to sovereign power.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.
The poorest education that teaches self-control, is better than the best that neglects it.
When a man is governed by his passions he is in bondage. For a man under their control is not his own master, but is mastered by a fortune in whose power he is, so that he is often forced to follow the worst course though he sees the better one before him.
Unrighteous anger can never be excused, for the weight of a man’s anger drags him down. A patient man will control himself for a while. And afterward joy will break out.
Circumstances are beyond the control of man; but his conduct is in his own power.
Words are one of our chief means of adjusting to all the situations of life. The better control we have of over words, the more successful our adjustment is likely to be.
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves a great result. The wish to preserve the past rather than to hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
The first and last lesson of Yoga is the attitude of mind and heart. The aim of Yoga is to unite mind, body, spirit. The reward of yoga practice is the conversion of physical energy into mind power. The practices give a definite sense of control and raise the levels of consciousness awareness. These practices are not to be done competitively, to exhibit to one's friends, to expand the ego. While each of us, according to our temperament, must find the best mental approach, it should be one of self-surrender. Quiet, but joyful. Concentrated. Never strained. Outer control of the body is a means of regulating the inner functioning.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
The two most important words in managing money and building wealth are “take control.”
Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
All I desire is dominion over myself - dominion over my thoughts; dominion over my fears; dominion over my mind and over my spirit. And the wonderful thing is that I know that I can attain this dominion to an astonishing degree, any time I want to, by merely controlling my actions - which in turn control my reactions.
I can foresee a day when education will routinely include inculcating essential human competencies such as self-awareness, self-control, and empathy, and the arts of listening, resolving conflicts, and cooperation.
The bedrock of character is self-discipline; the virtuous life, as philosophers since Aristotle have observed, is based on self-control.
The whole world is created from Mind. How we perceive it is the whole story. If we see everything from our ego-centered view, everything is too much to handle. Always we feel limited, unable to cope with situations. We feel small, helpless, and out of control. If we go beyond the egoistic view of the self as separate, then we can enjoy a more magnanimous, panoramic perspective that we call Limitless Mind (dai shin), infinite capacity and complete faith in things just the way they are. It all depends on how we choose to view life. Dropping the ego-centered self we discover the real self, which is none other than no fixed self, completely open to each moment of life.
The wise man is little inconvenienced by fortune: things that matter are under the control of his own judgment and reason.