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Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward. - Hill, Napoleon

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

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

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) English Naturalist

Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.


A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American author.

He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor. - Tolstoy, Count Leo

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian writer.

Govern thyself then you will be able to govern the world.

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