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"If this company is about anything, it's about discipline and staying focused." - Jimmy Iovine

"I believe in the discipline of silence, and could talk for hours about it." - George Bernard Shaw

"Discipline yourself to start each day identifying something to be grateful about. The world opens to those who approach it with a grateful heart." - Michael Josephson

"Keeping your body in shape is a spiritual discipline. Its not just about losing a few pounds, wanting to live longer, or trying to look nicer." - Rick Warren

"Jazz is about freedom within discipline." - Dave Brubeck

"Discipline must come through liberty." - Maria Montessori

"Discipline will never bring about love for God, but love for God will bring about discipline." - Matt Chandler

"Good governance needs self-discipline. Only discipline within can ensure discipline without." - Narendra Modi

"Discipline - Success doesn't just happen. You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline." - John C Maxwell

"My singing technique is really strong and I have to thank my teachers for really instilling a sense of discipline about how to sing properly and how to maintain your voice in a run." - Lea Salonga

"Being an actor is about having the courage to follow your instincts, and also having the discipline and dedication to sacrifice the things in your life that you need to sacrifice to get the best out of yourself artistically." - Matt Smith

"Writing is a discipline: it's almost all about holding back." - Rachel Cusk

"Elegance is a discipline of life." - Oscar De La Renta

"Discipline and demand without being demeaning." - Don Meyer

"Persistence is self-discipline in action." - Brian Tracy

"Discipline is the soul of an army." - George Washington

"With self-discipline, all things are possible" - Theodore Roosevelt

"There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required." - Prince Andrew

"If you are willing to discipline yourself, the physical universe won't need to discipline you." - Leonard Orr

"There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence." - Massimo Vignelli

"Discipline, work. Work, discipline." - Gustav Mahler

"Design is about discipline and reality, not about fantasy beyond reality" - Albert Hadley

"Liberty is the luxury of self-discipline, that those nations historically who have failed to discipline themselves have had discipline imposed by others." - Alistair Cooke

"Rather the pain of discipline than the pain of regret." - Bob Andrews

"The sterner the discipline, the greater the devotion." - Pete Carril

"To make the mind obey you is a spiritual discipline." - Sivananda

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

"Discipline means protection from one's own wanton interest." - Bill Vaughan

"Architecture is not a profession, it is a discipline." - Raimund Abraham

"If Livingstone don't keep their discipline the inevitable could happen." - Mark Hateley

"Perhaps the greatest display of self-discipline is persisting when the going gets tough. Persistence is self-discipline in action." - Brian Tracy

"People talk about discipline, but to me, there's discipline and there's self-discipline. Discipline is listening to people tell you what to do, where to be, and how to do something. Self-discipline is knowing that you are responsible for everything that happens in your life; you are the only one who can take yourself to the desired heights." - Mike Shanahan

"Looking beautiful isnt just about what you apply on your face. Its the little things you do that matter. A combination of a good diet, exercise, healthy habits, discipline, dancing etc. is what my beauty routine consists of. Also, I have no bad habits; I dont drink or smoke. All these contribute to me being fit and looking good." - Madhuri Dixit

"If I've learned anything about prayer, it's that desperation drives discipline." - Bill Hybels

"Theology is that discipline whereby we stop talking nonsense about God." - Herbert McCabe

"Confucianism is all about tempering your instincts with intellectual discipline, with book learning." - Brian Reynolds

"Listening is a discipline. It's all about being present at that moment in time." - Chris Murray

"Confucianism is all about tempering your instincts with intellectual discipline, with book learning." - Brian Reynolds Myers

"The thing about discipline is that people misunderstand the word discipline. People think discipline in the dog world is punishment. Discipline is how you achieve what you want to achieve in life. You have to be very focused, very disciplined, very consistent, very diligent. All of those things." - Cesar Millan

"There's been nothing but discipline, discipline, discipline all my life." - Celine Dion

"Anthropology is the only discipline that can access evidence about the entire human experience on this planet." - Michael Brian Schiffer

"Through discipline, and determination one can change anything and everything about him - his habits, his outlook on life" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"That's the thing about the writer's life is that you have to have self-discipline. Otherwise you'll never get paid." - Eric Heisserer

"Since the Middle Ages, people have been writing about angels. Angelology was actually at one point a scholastic discipline." - Danielle Trussoni

"Most diets would have you cutting things out from your diet; they are about denial and discipline." - Kathy Freston

"Sitting around idly contemplating doesn't produce much. In work you can discipline your attention, forget about your misery." - Frederick Lenz

"I started singing weddings and bar mitzvahs at 15, lying about my age. It was a great discipline." - Idina Menzel

"Once you understand what excellence is all about... you see how that excellence manifests itself in any discipline." - Joe Rogan

"Training, a lot of the time, is just uncomfortable. But discipline is all about doing the thing that's uncomfortable." - Frank Shamrock

"Discipline of others isn't punishment. You discipline to help, to improve, to correct, to prevent, not to punish, humiliate, or retaliate." - John Wooden

"One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck." - Carl Zuckmayer

"One discipline always leads to another discipline." - Jim Rohn

"Discipline for me is about respect. It's not even about self-respect; it's about respect for life and all it offers." - Robert Downey Jr

"Most of what you hear about entrepreneurshi p is all wrong. It's not magic; it's not mysterious; and it has nothing to do with genes. It's a discipline and, like any discipline, it can be learned." - Peter Drucker

"It's not just self defense, it's about...self control, body discipline, and mind discipline...and breath techniques. It involves yoga. It involves meditation. It's an art, not a sport." - Elvis Presley

"Love is spiritual. It's about self-sacrifice and commitment. And discipline. You cannot have true love without discipline and respect. When you lose the respect of your spouse, you've lost everything." - Candace Bushnell

"Sometimes I hear people talk about discipline of self and I think, if you don't have passion, I might discipline myself for a week or two but only passion will hold me steady." - John C Maxwell

"The interesting thing about golf is that the presidency requires focus and discipline, and golf requires focus and discipline. It was a way to make sure that parts of my life were focused and disciplined." - George W Bush

"In all likelihood, the only thing extraordinary about Tiger Woods was his golf: he had extraordinary coordination and extraordinary discipline - on the course, at any rate. That discipline was the source of his power." - Sarah Churchwell

"My writing practice taught me the important thing is steadfastness. It's not necessarily discipline. Discipline can become a prison. When your spiritual practices become another thing for you to be anxious about, they've lost their usefulness." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"First of all, I don't like to speak about austerity. I'd prefer to speak of fiscal discipline. Fiscal discipline, in the end, amounts to austerity if it is not accompanied by other policies." - Mario Monti

"Make the work interesting and the discipline will take care of itself." - E B White

"Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline." - Edwin Percy Whipple

"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference." - Luciano Pavarotti

"Yoga uses the body to discipline the mind and to reach the soul." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret." - Nido R Qubein

"There is a direct relationship between self-discipline and self-esteem." - Brian Tracy

"Sports can do so much. It's given me confidence, self-esteem, discipline, and motivation." - Mia Hamm

"Good order and discipline in any army are to be depended upon more than courage alone." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Few men are brave by nature, but good discipline and experience make many so." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it." - Mike Tyson

"The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment" - Justin Langer

"Nine-tenths of discipline is having the patience to do things right." - Pat Summitt

"The strength of my Princeton teams has always been attitude, intelligence and discipline." - Pete Carril

"Without self-discipline, a noncommissioned officer can never develop or maintain personal integrity." - Silas L. Copeland

"The strength of an Army lies in strict discipline and undeviating obedience to its officers." - Thucydides

"The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven." - Frederick William Robertson

"Discipline is the virtue that begins in obedience and flowers in self-control." - Ted Malloch

"emotion without discipline is as dangerous as a high-powered car without brakes." - Helen Kieran Reilly

"Greatness comes with discipline." - Erwin Mcmanus

"Discipline is liberation." - Martha Graham

"Discipline must be maintained." - Charles Dickens

"Hunger is good discipline." - Ernest Hemingway

"Diabetes taught me discipline." - Sonia Sotomayor

"Through discipline comes freedom." - Aristotle

"Racing is about discipline and intelligence, not about who has the heavier foot. The one who drives smart will always win in the end." - Garth Stein

"Discipline isn't about showing a dog who's boss; it's about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world." - Cesar Millan

"Because I went to Chouinard, which then became CalArts, I became a multi-discipline artist - it wasn't just about painting, it was about media and performance." - John Van Hamersveld

"One thing I know for sure about raising children is that every single day a kid needs discipline.... But also every single day a kid needs a break." - Anne Lamott

"It is only in a very quiet mind that great things are born; and a quiet mind does not come about through effort, through control, through discipline." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Idleness leads to relaxation, sooner or later bringing about ideological and material corruption, accompanied by lack of discipline, anarchy chaos and defeat." - Samora Machel

"Design isn't Art. It's not about creating beautiful or thought-provoking things for the sake of it. Design is a discipline creating communication with a purpose." - Ben Hunt

"The best thing Clinton could do - I think I wrote him a letter about this, but I'm not sure - is to shut up. He has no discipline." - Barry Goldwater

"The Daily Show was an incredible training ground for that kind of thing. It was all about discipline and generating material constantly." - Ed Helms

"TV is a completely different discipline, which I think I am still learning about. You just have to learn how to work fast and pace yourself." - Rose Byrne

"The best thing Clinton could do - I think I wrote him a letter about this, but I'm not sure - is to shut up.... He has no discipline." - Barry Goldwater

"Psychology and acting are very closely linked. It's just about studying people and how they work. It can be an incredible discipline and exercise." - Claire Danes

"I believe in discipline, so I'm not the right person to cry about weakness and things like this, but maybe I'm not human." - John Galliano

"Having a think about whether you can afford 'this' or 'that' is a good discipline to have, to maximise what you can achieve to the highest standard." - Cameron Mackintosh

"Ethics is not just an abstract intellectual discipline. It is about the conflicts that arise in trying to meet real human needs and values." - John Ziman

"I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time." - Cameron Diaz

"If you are serious about sports and athletics then you need to begin the discipline of mind. With the power of mind, almost anything can be accomplished." - Frederick Lenz

"Our priests and presidents, our surgeons and lawyers, our educators and newscasters need worry less about satisfying the demands of their discipline than the demands of good showmanship." - Neil Postman

"I'm tremendously optimistic about the future of my discipline, yet understanding the brain is so difficult that we neuroscientists need help." - Sebastian Seung

"I actually don't think there is any difference between French and American cuisine. French cuisine was always about discipline, about ingredient, about creativity, but also about simple. I see America as very similar in these rights." - Daniel Boulud

"The feeling of being valuable is a cornerstone of self-discipline because when you consider yourself valuable you will take care of yourself- including things like using your time well. In this way, self-discipline is self-caring." - M Scott Peck

"Discipline without freedom is tyranny; freedom without discipline is chaos." - Cullen Hightower

"The only discipline that last is self discipline." - Bum Phillips

"The ultimate goal of discipline is to teach self discipline." - Pat Summitt

"Discipline is not punishment. Discipline is changing someone's behavior." - Nick Saban

"Discipline is not punishment. Discipline is changing someone's behavior." - Nick Saban

"There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline." - George S Patton

"The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline." - Bum Phillips

"Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one's body and train one's mind." - Anil Ambani

"The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence." - James Fisher

"Sports ideally teach discipline and commitment. They challenge you and build character for everything you do in life." - Howie Long

"Sacrifice. Work. Self-discipline. I teach these things, and my boys don't forget them when they leave." - Bear Bryant

"It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom & passion." - Steve Winwood

"Sailors, with their built in sense of order, service and discipline, should really be running the world." - Nicholas Monsarrat

"Nature's stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest may also be the gentlest." - Theodosius Dobzhansky

"For order and a society to exist - and a basketball team is a society within itself - it needs discipline." - Joe B. Hall

"We must understand that the highest form of freedom carries with it the greatest measure of discipline." - Cesar Chavez

"Education is not a discipline at all. Half vocational, half emptiness dressed up in garments borrowed from philosophy, psychology, literature." - Edward Blishen

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

"It's not the mathematical skill that's critical to winning; it's the discipline of being able to stick to the system." - Blair Hull

"Aristocracy is that form of government in which education and discipline are qualifications for suffrage and office holding." - Aristotle

"I find anthropology is a marvellous discipline to shock me out of my own world into another world." - John Dominic Crossan

"Acting is a specific discipline. Just because you can sing doesn't mean you have the sensitivities of being an actor." - Neil Diamond

"I would rather be the good aunt who never says anything bad and lets the parents discipline the child." - Ellen Degeneres

"Life is tons of discipline." - Robert Frost

"There is only one sort of discipline - PERFECT DISCIPLINE. Men cannot have good battle discipline and poor administrative discipline." - George S Patton

"Creativity needs discipline and freedom." - David Ogilvy

"Discipline is consistency of action." - James C Collins

"Productivity isn't magic. It's discipline." - Darren Hardy

"All freedom comes from discipline." - Anne Lamott

"Passion produces the best discipline." - Bill Johnson

"Discipline is creating the situation." - Shunryu Suzuki

"The core of a soldier is moral discipline. It is intertwined with the discipline of physical and mental achievement. It motivates doing on your own what is right without prodding. It is an inner critic that refuses to tolerate less than your best. Total discipline overcomes adversity and physical stamina draws on an inner strength that says "drive on"." - William G. Bainbridge

"The best discipline, maybe the only discipline that really works, is self- discipline." - Walter Kiechel

"Men need discipline! Countries need discipline! World needs discipline! He who wants to be successful needs discipline! Be a man of discipline!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Style begins by looking good naked. It's a discipline. And if you don't dress well every day, you lose the habit. It's not about what you wear, but about how you live your life." - Oscar De La Renta

"The starting point of great success in your life begins, in the simplest terms, when you discipline yourself to think and talk about only the things you want and refuse to think and talk about anything you don't want." - Brian Tracy

"Good design is a matter of discipline. It starts by looking at the problem and collecting all the available information about it. If you understand the problem, you have the solution. It's really more about logic than imagination." - Massimo Vignelli

"Good design is a matter of discipline. It starts by looking at the problem and collecting all the available information about it. If you understand the problem, you have the solution. It's really more about logic than imagination." - Massimo Vignelli

"For the kind of places I've written for and the kind of writing that I've done, the general way to think about your audience is to think about somebody who's like yourself, but in a completely different discipline." - Louis Menand

"Harnessing adversity is a discipline tailored to a world of unpredictable outcomes-a world where one can disturb, but not wholly direct, a living system. Because the unexpected-adversity-is guaranteed, this discipline is about routinely making lemons into lemon meringue pie." - Richard Pascale

"The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young people because it teaches them about the training and discipline required to compete. Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate their lives to the art of sport, discipline, and physical fitness." - Richard M Daley

"The most difficult thing about painting is the self-discipline. When I finish a job, I give myself a few days, but then I have to discipline myself quite fiercely if I want to do some painting that's worthwhile. Otherwise, you're just doodling. It's much easier when you're just told what you have to do." - John Hurt

"Beyond that, it gets down to the nuts and bolts of discipline - not a tradition or genre, I don't care about that, actually - but discipline in the sense of just working on music and working on thinking about music. It doesn't matter if it's jazz or not. It's about how we listen, how we interact, how we guide our attention when we're listening, and how we can refine what we're doing musically." - Vijay Iyer



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