Discipline Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old discipline quotes, discipline sayings, and discipline proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.     

Jim Rohn

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

George Washington

A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.     

Dalai Lama XIV

Discipline imposed from the outside eventually defeats when it is not matched by desire from within.     

Dawson Trotman

My father liked me, when I wasna being an idiot. And he loved me, too -- enough to beat the daylights out of me when I was being an idiot. Jamie Fraser     

Diana Gabaldon

Discipline is the difference between what you want now and what you want most.     

Author Unknown

If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.     

William Feather

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

George Washington

The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.     

Bum Philips

You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.     

Jim Whittaker

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.     

Roy L. Smith

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.     

Jim Rohn

Discipline is remembering what you want.     

David Campbell

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.     

Jim Rohn

With self-discipline most anything is possible.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.     

Marie Chapian

If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself... self-discipline.     

Harry S Truman

Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.     

Maria Montessori

Without discipline, there's no life at all.     

Katharine Hepburn

Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.     

Bertrand Russell

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.     

M. Scott Peck

Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy     

Claude Adrien Helvetius

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.     

Gary Ryan Blair

Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.     

Tom Kite

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.     

Henry Moore

A discipline I have observed is an attitude of love and reverence to people.     

Bessie Head

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.     

William Penn

One discipline always leads to another discipline.     

Jim Rohn

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

Julie Andrews

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

No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Loving discipline encourages a child to respect other people and live as a responsible, constructive citizen.     

Dr. James Dobson

Self-command is the main discipline.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.     

W. K. Hope

Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!     

Zig Ziglar

When you discipline yourself to do what is hard, you gain access to a realm of results that are denied everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room.     

Steve Pavlina

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.     

Icelandic Proverb

Discipline and commitment is pathway to reach goals and dreams.     

Dr Anil Kr Sinha

Discipline is not a virtue, but the solicitor of virtuous character.     

Colby Tatem

The discipline that is needed in our lives is the discipline that comes from within.     

Gordon Hinkley

Discipline trains you to put up with disappointments, every rose has a thorn.     

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.     

Augusta F. Kantra

Discipline is doing what needs to be done even though you don't want to.     

Author Unknown

Discipline is the foundation of a successful and happy life.     

Author Unknown

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.     

Ogden Nash

Without discipline the Army would just be a bunch of guys wearing the same color clothing.     

Frank Burns

Discipline doesn't break a child's spirit half as often as the lack of it breaks a parent's heart.     

Author Unknown

Discipline and constant work are the whetstones upon which the dull knife of talent is honed until it becomes sharp enough, hopefully, to cut through even the toughest meat and gristle.     

Stephen King

My left hand is my bad hand. I spank it with my right hand. You might call it clapping, but I call it discipline.     

Jarod Kintz

Discipline imposed from the outside eventually defeats when it is not matched by desire from within.     

Dawson Earle Trotman

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.     

Jim Rohn

Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.     

Abraham Lincoln

Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.     

Jim Rohn

The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.     

Brian Tracy

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.     

Leonardo da Vinci

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.     

Zig Ziglar

Rule your mind or it will rule you.     

Horace

Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of battle.     

George S. Patton

The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong.     

Jim Rohn

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

Jim Rohn

Self-mastery and self-discipline are the foundation of good relationships with others.     

Stephen R. Covey

You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things.     

George S. Patton

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.     

Margaret Thatcher

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.     

Clint Eastwood

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 price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.     

William Arthur Ward

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.     

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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.     

Napoleon Hill

All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.     

John W. Gardner

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.     

H. Jackson Brown

But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.     

Bertrand Russell

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.     

Stephen Covey

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

Lee Iacocca

If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.     

Irving Babbitt

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

Seneca

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

Alexander Paterson

I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.     

Fred Rogers

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

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.     

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.     

Buddha

Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.     

Elbert Hubbard

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.     

Mike Ditka