Control Proverbs

Sayings about Control

The greatest hero is one who has control over his desires. ~ Sanskrit Proverbs

He, who controls his tongue, saves his head. ~ Turkish Proverbs

The eye of the master does more than his two hands. ~ Danish Proverbs

You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money. ~ Jewish Proverbs

The master of the people is their servant. ~ Yemeni Proverbs

Easier to rule a nation than a son. ~ Chinese Proverbs

If you can command yourself, you can command the world. ~ Chinese Proverb

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny. ~ South African Proverb

Divide and rule. ~ Traditional Proverb

The stubborn man is ruled by a fool. ~ German Proverbs

Good management is better than good income. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Love rules his kingdom without a sword. ~ Traditional Proverb

Never give a sword to a fool or power to an unjust man. ~ Greek Proverbs

It is easy to govern a kingdom but difficult to rule one’s family. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who always wants the last word, ends up talking to himself. ~ Breton Proverb

A horse with two masters is always skinny; the ship with two captains sinks. ~ Chinese Proverb

Who has power in his hands has no need to lie; he uses violence. ~ Turkish Proverb

Choose your woman with a velvet glove, but control her with a fist of iron. ~ Czech Proverbs

If you cannot serve, you cannot rule. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can. ~ German Proverb

When the master is absent, the frogs hop into the house. ~ Bugundan Proverb

Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred. ~ Korean Proverbs

A fool and water will go the way they are directed. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it. ~ Chinese Proverb

The master has long arms, but they don’t reach heaven. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Beat one dog and the others will run away. ~ African Proverb

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them. ~ Chinese Proverb

Two things rule the world — reward and punishment. ~ Bosnian Proverb

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. ~ Traditional Proverb

When in charge, ponder. When in trouble, delegate. When in doubt, mumble. ~ American Proverbs

He who has a boss is not the master of his burden. ~ Bambara Proverb

Great men’s requests are commands. ~ Danish Proverb

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. ~ Chinese Proverb

Little is done where many command. ~ Dutch Proverb

If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Control of mental conduct, not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. ~ Japanese Proverb

Laws control the lesser man; right conduct controls the greater one. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who is master of himself cannot tolerate another boss. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to. ~ African Proverb

He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him. ~ Spanish Proverb

An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than an army of lions commanded by a stag. ~ Traditional Proverb

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool. ~ English Proverbs

Use power to curb power. ~ Chinese Proverb

With money one may command devils; without it, one cannot even summon a man. ~ Chinese Proverb

You always fall down in the direction of where you bend over. ~ French Proverbs

The man who builds his own throne rules over a desert. ~ Traditional Proverb

A country can be conquered from the back of a horse but may not be ruled in the same manner. ~ Japanese Proverb

Not everyone who sits in the seat of honor is master. ~ Yiddish Proverb

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Control

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life. ~ Anthony Robbins

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization somehow releases or frees you to operate more effectively. ~ Larry King

It’s essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself. ~ Barbara Sher

To know is to control. ~ Scott Reed

The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used. ~ Author Unknown

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. ~ George Orwell

Everybody has a hot button. Who is pushing yours? While you probably cannot control that person, you can control the way you react to them.. ~ Author Unknown

The word is control. That’s my ultimate — to have control. ~ Nick Faldo

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

The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny. ~ Paul G. Thomas

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. ~ Brian Tracy

Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them. ~ Nancy Simms

A desire to be in charge of our own lives, and a need for control is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control. ~ Robert F. Bennett

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions… ~ W. Clement Stone

We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be. ~ Orison Swett Marden

What man’s mind can create, man’s character can control. ~ Thomas A. Edison

To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life. ~ Arbie M. Dale

Nothing external to you has any power over you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls. ~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

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