Discipline Proverbs

Sayings about Discipline

There is no luck except where there is discipline.  ~ Irish Proverbs

Without a goal, discipline is nothing but self-punishment. ~ Saying

Who loves well, chastises well. ~ French Proverb

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. ~ Bible

He who lives without discipline dies without honor. ~ Icelandic Proverbs

A person who is not disciplined cannot be cautioned. ~ African Proverb

Quotations about Discipline

Saying about Discipline

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.~ Julie Andrews

Always remember that discipline is like a two-edged sword; it is not only to correct children when they are wrong, but to direct them to a way that is right. ~ James Merritt

Life without discipline is like a ship without a rudder. ~ Ronie Mathew Thomas

No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character. ~ John S. Bonnell

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others. ~ Tryon Edwards

The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself. ~ Alexander Paterson

Better to be pruned to grow than cut up to burn. ~ John Trapp

If love is the heart of the person, discipline is the skeleton, giving a person form and protection. ~ Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Mistakes and errors are the discipline through which we advance. ~ William Ellery Channing

A person’s attitude toward discipline is the measure of that person’s own orientation to order. ~ Max Van Manen

A person without discipline is like a ship without a rudder in the storm of life. ~ Robert Elias Najemy

Discipline must come through liberty. ~ Maria Montessori

Only if we can restrain ourselves is good conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline. ~ John Erskine

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline. ~ George Eliot

Military discipline is merely a perfection of social servitude. ~ Alexis De Tocqueville

At its best, discipline is a form of teaching inner controls. ~ Alicia F. Lieberman

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr

The only thing that happens overnight is recognition. Not talent. ~ Carol Haney

No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest influence of discipline is to repress the weaknesses which grow out of individuality. ~ G. Burnett

No one is free who does not lord over himself. ~ Claudius

I don’t think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather I believe it indispensable to talent: if for nothing else than to increase the talent. ~ Jeanne Moreau

Discipline is a necessity, as a regulator of society, so that those who break its rules may be taught the necessity of obeying them. ~ Engineer Lockhart

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances. ~ James Russell Lowell

Fair and reasonable discipline is like a fence that provides protection and defines limits, demonstrating both care and concern. ~ Les Christie

Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater. ~ Epictetus

It is not crazy to think of discipline as a chariot. Without discipline we would drive ourselves crazy. ~ Noah Benshea

If we do not discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us. ~ William Feather

When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed. ~ Horace

Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. Discipline is guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. ~ Bette Davis

Without discipline, there is no life at all. ~ Katharine Hepburn

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. ~ Bernard M. Baruch

Self-discipline is the free man’s yoke. ~ John W. Gardner

There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work. ~ Robert De Niro

I believe that the road to pre-eminent success in any line of work is to make yourself master of that line of work. ~ Andrew Carnegie

Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. ~ Abraham J. Heschel

What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner. ~ Vince Lombardi

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. ~ Aristotle

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline. ~ Barbara Tuchman

Self-command is the main discipline. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The journey is my home. ~ Muriel Rukeyser

What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are. What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline. ~ Henry Parry Liddon

A sense of discipline is like the earth itself. It is the ground from which all good qualities can grow forth. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. ~ Frank Herbert

To know how to dispense with things is to possess them. ~ Jean Francois Regnard

The person who masters himself through self-control and discipline is truly undefeatable. ~ Buddha

Discipline is like a muscle: the more you practice it, the bigger it gets. ~ Steve Demasco

If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once. ~ Sir Walter Scott

Do your duty until it becomes your joy. ~ Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline. ~ Seneca

You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine. ~ Tertullian

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild. ~ Immanuel Kant

If thou wouldn’t conquer thy weakness, thou must not gratify it. ~ William Penn

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

All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose. ~ John W. Gardner

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

He who hath not Discipline is like a race-horse without a rider. ~ John Ballou Newbrough

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory. ~ William J. Durant

Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best. ~ Marva Collins

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

Anybody who gets away with something will come back to get away with a little bit more. ~ Harold Schoenberg

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. ~ Roy L. Smith

Discipline is necessary to curb the mind, otherwise there is no peace. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Discipline is like a vaccine. It inflicts lesser pain now to avoid greater pain later. ~ Dan Doriani

The discipline of desire is the background of character. ~ John Locke

If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside. ~ Critias of Athens

Discipline is like the helm of a ship; it gives direction. ~ Zester Hatfield

Nothing I do can’t be done by a ten-year-old…with fifteen years of practice. ~ Harry Blackstone, Jr.

The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. ~ William A. Ward

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty. ~ John Steinbeck

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another. ~ George Washington

The one thing more difficult than following a regimen is not imposing it on others. ~ Marcel Proust

Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men. ~ Alfred Jarry

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. ~ Bernard M. Baruch

Either you think — or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

A controlled mind is conducive to joyfulness. ~ Buddha

The man under no discipline is like the spoiled child whom nothing satisfies. ~ Chester B. Lord

The victory of success is half done when one gains the habit of work. ~ Sarah Knowles Bolton

Look upon your chastening as God’s chariots sent to carry your soul into the high places of spiritual achievement. ~ Hannah Whitall Smith

Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing. ~ Marie Chapian

It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets. ~ Wilma Rudolph

There’s no merit in discipline under ideal circumstances. I’ll have it in the face of death, or it’s useless. ~ Isaac Asimov

Discipline is not a nasty word. ~ Pat Riley

When discipline is sown, like a good seed, it yields a harvest of things that fulfill and satisfy us–things that make us happy and release peace and joy in our lives. ~ Joyce Meyer

Discipline is the duty and the hope of all who would enjoy the benefits of society and of instruction. ~ John H. A. Bomberger

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear. ~ Bernard Law Montgomery

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

The only discipline that lasts is self discipline. ~ Bum Phillips

One of the great lessons I’ve learned in athletics is that you’ve got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you’ve got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top. ~ Bob Richards

Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone’s watching or not. ~ Michael J. Fox

No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. ~ George Washington

Discipline is an Effective Habit. ~ An article by Gian Fiero

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