Top 10 Quotes on Self-Discipline

Self-discipline is having control of your life so that you can reach your goals. It is delaying gratification and working hard so that your future self will be thankful. It is the key to success.

Here are the top ten greatest quotes on self-discipline:


Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
Abraham Lincoln


If you do no conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
-Napoleon Hill

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Everyone must choose one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
-Jim Rohn

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Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.
John C. Maxwell

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Respect your effort, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
-Clint Eastwood

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Recognizing that the power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind, I will exercise daily when I need the urge to act for any purpose; and I will form habits designed to bring the power of my will into action at least once daily.
Bruce Lee

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In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Tony Robbins

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

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The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him—and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.
Jean Paul Getty

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The true value of the human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which one has attained liberation from the self.
Albert Einstein

To self-discipline!

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