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Take Control Quotes


"Trust your instincts, and take control." - John Houston

"The great free nations of the world must take control of our monetary problems if these problems are not to take control of us." - John F Kennedy

"If you can't take responsibility for your own well-being, you will never take control over it." - Jennifer Hudson

"If you ca' take responsibility for your own well-being, you will never take control over it." - Jennifer Hudson

"Take complete control over the messages you allow into your conscious mind." - Brian Tracy

"Entrepreneurship is the way we take control of our lives in a tough economy." - Lori Greiner

"Our destinies are our own, if we have the courage to take control of them." - David Clement-Davies

"The white man is too intelligent to let someone else come and gain control of the economy of his community. But you will let anyone come in and take control of the economy of your community, control the housing, control the education, control the jobs, control the businesses, under the pre-text that you want to integrate. No, you outta your mind." - Malcolm X

"By learning to control the tenor and flow of your electromagnetic energy, you are learning to take control of your destiny." - Lynn Grabhorn

"Stop it now and take control. Write this on a card and pin it up where you can see it... MY THOUGHTS CONTROL MY LIFE!" - Peter A. Cohen

"Nothing can take your joy; you have to give it away. You're in complete control of your happiness." - Joel Osteen

"Having faith in God means trusting in Him even when everything inside of you wants to take control." - Dan Ellis

"When you accept the fact you have no control and choose not to take any action, you are letting go." - Darren L Johnson

"When you choose not to take action on something because you realize you have no control, this is letting go." - Darren L Johnson

"When you accept the fact you have no control and choose not to take any action, you are letting go." - Darren Johnson

"The feeling of relinquishing responsibility to someone else, letting him take control, was a relief beyond words." - Lisa Kleypas

"Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them." - Nancy Simms

"The real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream." - Terence Mckenna

"The most important factor in determining whether you will succeed is' your gender, it's you. Be open to opportunity and take risks. In fact, take the worst, the messiest, the most challenging assignment you can find, and then take control." - Angela Braly

"Got to lose control before you take control." - Patti Smith

"The more you try to control something, the more it controls you. Free yourself, and let things take their own natural course." - Leon Brown

"Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His kids." - Bill Cosby

"You build walls & boundaries when you give into your mind. Fear nothing & take control of who you are & who you are meant to be" - Joel Brown

"Good writing happens when human beings follow particular steps to take control of their sentences-to make their words do what they want them to do." - Ralph Fletcher

"For me an adventure is something that I can take an active part in but that I don't have total control over." - Peter Croft

"You can't take responsibility for everything. You can't have that kind of control At some point, it's all out of our hands." - Faye Dunaway

"There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you..." - Gerard Way

"I believe it's time for direct action on climate change, standing together as ordinary Australians to take control of our shared future." - David Pocock

"Giving up represents a choice you make when you decide not to take action on something over which you actually do have control." - Darren L Johnson

"Children who plan their own goals, set weekly schedules, evaluate their own work build up their frontal cortex and take more control over their lives." - Bruce Feiler

"When you need a lifestyle change due to [health issues], a dietary change is usually the first thing you need to take control of." - Mark Spitz

"If associations to control burglary and murder were tolerated we should take it for granted that the members should all be burglers and murderers." - George Bernard Shaw

"I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening." - Veronica Roth

"You only have control over three things in your life-the thoughts you think, the images you visualise, & the actions you take." - Jack Canfield

"To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life." - Arbie M. Dale

"Be yourself, take control of your life." - Emma Bunton

"I view the prostitute as one of the few women who is totally in control of her fate, totally in control of the realm of sex. The lesbian feminists tried to take control of female sexuality away from men - but the prostitute was doing that all along." - Camille Paglia

"It is' until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are that you can begin to take control of yourself. As you learn to control yourself, you will get control of your life. If you want to move the world, you first have to move yourself." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed." - Adolf Hitler

"Take advantage and control the moment. Don't let the moment take control of you." - Michael Bivins

"Control language and you control thought; control thought and you control action; control action and you control the world." - Peter Kreeft

"Control the things you can control ." - Samantha Stosur

"Control is not humble; control is arrogant." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Information is control." - Joan Didion

"Fear cannot exist in the presence of faith. Fear only exists because you feel that you are not in control. Give up the need to be in control, take a leap in faith and fear will vanish as the mists in the morning sun." - John Harricharan

"We can't afford to lose control of our own borders or to take on new financial burdens at a time when we are not adequately providing for the jobs, the health care and the education of our own people." - William J Clinton

"I would not let an adult drive my robot. You don't have enough gaming experience. But I will let a kid with no license take control of my vehicle system." - Robert Ballard

"From a spiritual perspective, freedom from attachment to a particular outcome is the ultimate expression of liberation. We can choose the actions we take, but we cannot control the consequences of our choices." - David Simon

"It gives us more flexibility, so we can do more, but it also creates the expectation of the instant response. It can take away your sense of control over your time." - Ellen Galinsky

"But when you really believe-in yourself, in your dream-you just have to do everything you possibly can to take control and make your vision a reality. No great achievement happens by luck." - Howard Schultz

"The Church has always advised against birth control and that is the only position the Church can take in view of our beliefs with respect to the eternity of the marriage covenant and the purpose of this divine relationship." - Hugh B. Brown

"[T]he truth is you don't need some external demon to take control of you to turn you into a raging, money-obsessed sociopath, you only need to let loose the demons you already have inside of you." - Jay-Z

"I had fallen out of my secure world, precipitated beyond the territories I had only begun to control so skillfully. What a foolish step to take. What an insane move to make." - Francesca Marciano

"Sometimes when we're in situations where we feel we're not in control, we do things, especially things that take a lot of energy, as a way of making ourselves feel we have some power." - Patricia Mccormick

"My message is simple: take control of your life" - Charles Barkley

"Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee." - Epictetus

"You just have to take control of your own performance." - Damian Lewis

"You have to take control of your own career." - Maria Menounos

"Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee." - Epictetus

"What the myths say, is that you have to be the hero of your own life. You're the one who has to take charge of who you are, you're the one who has to take control. And also, you're the one who can bring something to the community." - Jeanette Winterson

"You have got to stop seeing yourself as a victim, take control and take responsibility." - Trinny Woodall

"The word is control. That's my ultimate - to have control." - Nick Faldo

"When you control your thoughts and emotions, you control everything." - Marshall Sylver

"When you control the ball you control the score" - Pele

"I couldn't find the remote control to the remote control." - Steven Wright

"Others control our opportunities, we control our readiness." - Mark Millar

"Circumstances beyond my individual control." - Charles Dickens

"Relax. Nothing is under control." - Adi Da

"Hitler was about population control." - Zach Braff

"Isn't it great to know that you cannot control your world from the outside? To try and control things on the outside feels impossible because it would take so much work, and in fact it is impossible according to the law of attraction. To change your world all you have to do is manage your thoughts and feelings on the inside of you, and then your whole world changes." - Rhonda Byrne

"From this day forward, Flight Control will be known by two words: -Tough- and -Competent. - Tough means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do. We will never again compromise our responsibilities. Every time we walk into Mission Control we will know what we stand for. Competent means we will never take anything for granted. We will never be found short in our knowledge and in our skills." - Gene Kranz

"One way in which we can encourage the Chinese government to take more vigorous action to control food safety in their country is by just saying we're not going to buy Chinese foods until they get their system cleaned up. Admittedly it's a difficult system to get under control because an astonishing percentage - maybe 80 percent - of the foods in China are produced in small backyard operations." - Marion Nestle

"I am always torn. Between control and chaos; passion and tranquility. Between what's fated and what I want. Part of me longs to take the plunge, to dive off headfirst and let the feeling of control evaporate on the wind. And part of me wants to be in a place where I'd never have to worry about that choice-or any choice. Where peace and calm are the only things I'd feel." - Jocelyn Davies

"When you whisper about something, it's too big, and you can't get it under control and take control of it." - Joan Rivers

"Dear Father, take this days life into Thine own keeping. Control all my thoughts and feelings. Direct all my energies. Instruct my mind. Sustain my will. Take my hands and make them skilful to serve Thee. Take my feet and make them swift to do Thy bidding. Take my eyes and keep them fixed upon Thine everlasting beauty. Take my mouth and make it eloquent in testimony to Thy love. Make this day a day of obedience, a day of spiritual joy and peace. Make this days work a little part of the work of the Kingdom of my Lord Christ, in whose name these my prayers are said. Amen." - John Baillie

"The extent to which YOU take responsibility over something is the extent to which YOU take control over it." - Adam Khoo

"Would you take the wheel if I lose control? If I'm lying here will you take me home?" - Jess Glynne

"I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle, I make mistakes but learn from every one, And when it's said and done, I bet this brother be a better one, If I upset you don't stress, Never forget, that God isn't finished with me yet" - Tupac Shakur

"Like life, basketball is messy and unpredictable. It has its way with you, no matter how hard you try to control it. The trick is to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart. When you do that, the game - and life - will take care of itself." - Phil Jackson

"It [sin] cannot occur at any time nor in any form without his permission. While he does not actively originate it, he holds such absolute control over it that no single event in connection with it can take place without his permission" - James Petigru Boyce

"Security, for me, took a tumble not when I read that there were Communists in Hollywood but when I read your editorial in praise of loyalty testing and thought control. If a man is in health, he doesn't need to take anybody else's temperature to know where he is going." - E B White

"I played six to 10 hours a day, every day, 90 days during the summer, and I'd do incredible things. I would dribble blindfolded in the house. I would take my basketball to bed with me, I'd lay there after my mother kissed and tucked me in, and I'd shoot the ball up in the air and say, 'Finger tip control, backspin, follow through." - Pete Maravich

"I'm human - all I do is try to do my job. When I don't do it, the way it happened today, it's out of my control. He put the ball in play and it happened to find a hole. I wish I could take it back, but I can't. You move on." - Mariano Rivera

"I always say there are two things to be successful. The first is decide exactly what you want - set your goals - and then determine how you will achieve them (what skills you will have to learn, what actions will you have to take). And these are totally under your control. These are not dependent upon anyone else." - Brian Tracy

"Control cannot be called conscience until we are able to take it inside us and make it our own, until-in spite of the fact that the wrongs we have done or imagined will never be punished or known-we nonetheless feel that the clutch in the stomach, that chill upon the soul, that self-inflicted misery called guilt." - Judith Viorst

"It is this that, finally, I will try to teach my sons about sex, after I've explained fertile periods and birth control and all the other mechanics that are important to understand but never really go to the heart of the matter: I believe I will say that when you sleep with someone you take off a lot more than your clothes." - Anna Quindlen

"Here's what you must do. It's pretty simple, really, but I didn't say easy. It's what sets those who succeed apart from those who don't: You must have a sincere and burning desire to achieve what you dream, dedicate yourself to making progress, and take control of your circumstances to change your body." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I loved the idea of a girl going into a dark alley, and a monster comes, and then she just aces him. It's like, you want to see the tiny person suddenly take control. God, my whole career is basically about that!" - Joss Whedon

"Take control of the time you have with your kids as one day they will be all grown up and have their own friends and things to do. Cherish every moment you have with them now as you might not see them as they get older. It becomes their schedule not yours!" - Kevin McCarty

"Cities have to realize that whatever the federal government is going to do, its not going to be enough. And cities that proactively take control of their own quality of life initiatives are going to be the cities that ultimately attract the highly talented young people and create the jobs." - Mick Cornett

"Historically the opposition to abortion and birth control ... stemmed from the urgency of the need to decrease the mortality and morbidity rates and to increase the population ... in the matter of abortion the human rights of the mother with her family must take precedence over the survival of a few weeks' old foetus without sense or sensibility." - Edith Summerskill, Baroness Summerskill

"Grown-up people do very little and say a great deal.... Toddlers say very little and do a great deal.... With a toddler you cannot explain, you have to show. You cannot send, you have to take. You cannot control with words, you have to use your body." - Penelope Leach

"All parents are trying to balance. Look, I'm lucky in the sense that I can control my hours. I can choose my jobs, and not everybody has that choice. But I definitely, it's a family decision every time I take a job." - Matt Damon

"You only have control over three things in your life - the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses." - Jack Canfield

"When you come across real talent, it is sometimes worth allowing them to create the structure in which they choose to labor. In nine cases out of ten, by inviting them to take responsibility and control for a new venture, you will motivate them to do great things." - Felix Dennis

"And if you like socialized medicine, you will love this government bureaucracy under [then-Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee] Al Gore that will actually cost seniors who get $500 a year in prescription drugs right now - it will end up costing seniors more money and take away control from those seniors." - J D Hayworth

"I have used, you know, marijuana ... since I've been in the league....But as far as abusing it and, you know, letting it take control over me, I don't do that, no....hopefully ... I won't get into any trouble by the NFL by saying that, you know. I have had fun throughout my years and, you know, predominantly in the offseason." - Randy Moss

"Genius involves figuring out who you are, and owning yourself. It's about amplifying your best traits and compensating for the rest. Geniuses grab life by the horns, and persevere amidst setbacks. They take control of their lives, instead of waiting for others to open up doors. In this very important sense, greatness in completely, utterly, made." - Scott Barry Kaufman

"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you aren't afraid of dying, there is nothing you can't achieve. Trying to control the future is like trying to take the master carpenter's place. When you handle the master carpenter's tools, chances are that you'll cut your hand." - Laozi

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you satisfied with where you are and the direction you are going? If not, take control of your life and change whatever needs to be changed. You and only you have the power to do this. You can change your world!" - Napoleon Hill

"It should be no surprise that when rich men take control of the government, they pass laws that are favorable to themselves. The surprise is that those who are not rich vote for such people, even though they should know from bitter experience that the rich will continue to rip off the rest of us." - Andrew Greeley

"I've always been interested in exploring the concept of child prodigies. When I was younger, I wrote a story about Mozart as a child and I just always loved this idea of young people who are able to take control of their lives and bring a whole lot of change at such a young age." - Marie Lu

"There's no question at all that the population explosion will come to an end. The two basic choices are it'll come to an end because we control our reproduction, and in many areas we have started to do so, or we'll end up with a high death rate. You have to take a personal moral stand on this." - Paul R Ehrlich

"I was always in complete control of everything in my life and I was just so tired of having to do that alone. Not that I wanted someone else to take over my life for me or tell me how to do things, but when you're the only one accountable for everything, that can get old." - Beth Harbison

"When we pull away, he rests his hand on my thigh pressed next to his and we ride like that for a long time; the only time he moves his hand is to take better control of a sharp curve or to adjust the music, but he always puts it right back. And I always want him to." - J.A. Redmerski

"Doubt is a powerful tool. Doubt challenges my beliefs and breaks the spell of all the lies and superstitions that control my world. I use doubt to recover faith in myself, to take my power back from every superstition I believe in, and return that power to myself." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"She is furious with herself for her own stupidity. Opening herself up like this, voluntarily, to a lifetime of worry and anguish. It was madness. Sheer lunacy. A spectacularly foolish and baseless faith, against enormous odds, that a world you do not control will not take from you the one thing you cannot bear to lose. Faith that the world will not destroy you." - Khaled Hosseini

"Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just what it does cruelly." - George William Curtis

"It's exciting to take control of your future instead of waiting for the phone to ring," - Jennifer Westfeldt

"Take control over your skin by using an acne treatment system that actually works: Proactiv+." - Adam Levine

"Every time the rider forgets to regulate the cadence, the horse begins to take control." - Nuno Oliveira

"I wouldn't take on the project unless I could have complete creative control in casting." - Craig Brewer

"I have to be more assertive-I have take more control at crunch time." - Sue Bird

"I realised nothing was permanently broken, I needed to take control and make changes." - David Haye

"If you take control of your behavior, your emotions will fall into place." - John C Maxwell

"I'm in control of myself. I take yes or no from no one." - Burning Spear

"Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root." - Robert Burns

"Control your destiny or somebody will." - Jack Welch

"You can't control things by being nervous ..." - Tina Fey

"Trust is fine, but control is better." - Elfriede Jelinek

"Religion is god's population-control tool" - Siddharth Katragadda

"Criticism is the fountainhead of control." - Susan Forward

"Guilt, the poor man's mind control." - Karen Kijewski

"Science is a form of arrogance control." - Carol Tavris

"What you cannot control, you must accept." - Frank Herbert

"Yoga is your mind control capacity." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"Stop the negativity and control our creativity" - KRS-One

"All sports are time control demonstrations..." - R Buckminster Fuller

"I'm too much of a control freak." - Dido

"Nature is under control but not disturbed." - Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands

"The statistics want to control the economy." - Grover Norquist

"Quality control starts and ends with training." - Kaoru Ishikawa

"I tried to control the narrative." - Lance Armstrong

"Our only hope is to control the..." - Medgar Evers

"Abundance = choice = freedom. Scarcity = dependence = control." - David Icke

"Keep your exclamation points under control!" - Henry Miller

"Conquest is easy. Control is not." - William Shatner

"I don't support any gun control legislation." - Mitt Romney

"You're scared of what you can't control" - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root." - Robert Burns

"One reason we can hardly bear to remain silent is that it makes us feel so helpless. We are so accustomed to relying upon words to manage and control others. If we are silent, who will take control? God will take control, but we will never let him take control until we trust him. Silence is intimately related to trust." - Richard J. Foster

"I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people's hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of." - Angelina Jolie

"I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people's hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of." - Angelina Jolie

"Be open to opportunity and take risks. In fact, take the worst, the messiest, the most challenging assignment you can find, and then take control." - Angela Braly

"If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it's not that you are anti-gun. You'll need the police's guns to take away other people's guns. So you're very Pro-Gun, you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous...) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small, political elite and their minions." - Stefan Molyneux

"We know the past but cannot control it. We control the future but cannot know it." - Claude Shannon

"Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you." - Horace

"Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state." - Adolf Hitler

"I don't control life, but I can control how i react to it" - Macklemore

"Even though sometimes you can control your anger, you can't control your sadness." - Barbara Park



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