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Under Control Quotes


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

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

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

"Tis hard to fight with anger but the prudent man keeps it under control." - Democritus

"You can't tell a doper well under control from a vegetarian book-keeper." - Raymond Chandler

"Blot out vain pomp; check impulse; quench appetite; keep reason under its own control." - Marcus Aurelius

"But maybe what I saw as fearless was actually fear under control." - Veronica Roth

"If you are under control, you lose the danger of glimpsing an unknown realm." - Kazuaki Tanahashi

"My temper is under control," he roared, and yep, that display surely convinced Ares." - Larissa Ione

"Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgment and common sense are essential." - John Wooden

"Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens." - Elizabeth George

"Dreams have their place in managerial activity, but they need to be kept severely under control." - Arnold Weinstock

"Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat." - Arthur Ashe

"Dreams have their place in managerial activity, but they need to be kept severely under control." - Lord Weinstock

"No government can continue good but under the control of the people." - Thomas Jefferson

"Get out of control, but appear under control. It?s not bad to alarm other people, though ? it?s good for them." - Hunter S Thompson

"By practice men can bring even the heart under control, until it will just beat at will, slowly, or quickly, or almost stop. Nearly every part of the body can be brought under control." - Swami Vivekananda

"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

"These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the earth, either manned or under remote control, or both." - Benjamin W. Chidlaw

"So long as we are under the control of disturbing emotions, real happiness is hard to find." - Dalai Lama

"Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control." - Joseph Pilates

"The meaning of poetry has no sureness of direction; is like the sling, it is not under control." - Rumi

"I cannot force a design; I do not see this process as being under my conscious control." - Maya Lin

"Lack of prayer says you've brought into the lie that life is manageable and you've got everything under control" - LeCrae

"Maturity: knowing where you're crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control." - Alain De Botton

"You cannot change reality, but you can control the manner in which you look at things. Your attitude is under your own control. Weed out the negative and focus on the positive!" - Helen Steiner Rice

"Anything under God's control is never out of control." - Charles R Swindoll

"Imperialism is an institution under which one nation asserts the right to seize the land or at least to control the government or resources of another people." - John T Flynn

"Money is a big part of your life, and when you learn how to get your finances under control, all areas of your life will soar." - T Harv Eker

"All banks should be under government control. Deposits guaranteed, dividends reduced, officials turned into state servants taking their orders from Washington ..." - Margaret Ayer Barnes

"The organization of ofices follows the principle of hierarchy ... each lower office is under the control and supervision of a higher one" - Max Weber

"Money is like fire. It is only good when there's just the right amount of it, when it's properly contained and under your control." - Vera Nazarian

"Well," said Apollo with a brave smile. "You were right, my dear. You had everything under control! Let's go see if we boiled anyone important, shall we?" - Rick Riordan

"All of Iraq's oil fields are under U.S. control which is ironic considering all the gas stations here are run by Middle Easterners." - Jay Leno

"Luck is being in the right place at the right time, but location and timing are to some extent under our control." - Natasha Josefowitz

"Eugenics is the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally." - Francis Galton

"There are only two types of player-those who keep their nerves under control and win championships, and those who do not." - Harry Vardon

"You're asking the government to control individual morality. This is a government that can't buy a toilet seat for under $600." - Peter Mcwilliams

"Kingdom Authority is the God-given mandate of Christians to exercise control over the world in the name of Jesus and under His oversight." - Adrian Rogers

"If you intend to study the mind, you must have systematic training; you must practice to bring the mind under your control." - Swami Vivekananda

"Keep alive within you and bring under wise control that courage which makes you long to undertake great works, which others might consider it folly to attempt." - Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

"When your government, employer, landlord, merchant, banker and local sports team gang up to picture, digitize and permanently record your every activity, you are placed under unprecedented control." - William Safire

"We are under [government's] control, and if people don't realize that, they haven't looked around. And if they're not paranoid, they haven't thought about it." - Merle Haggard

"People do not consciously and rationally choose the form of their society. Societies develop through processes of social evolution that are not under rational human control." - Theodore Kaczynski

"Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

"Nature is under control but not disturbed." - Beatrix Queen Of The Net

"the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness man has cosmic companionship (angels). Behind the harsh appearance of the world there is a benign power." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Writing the opening lines of a story is a bit like starting to ski at the steepest part of a hill. You must have all your skills under control from the first instant." - Marion Dane Bauer

"If you avoid the killer diseases and keep the degenerative ones under control with sensible diet and exercise and whatever chemotherapy you need to stay in balance, you can live nearly forever." - Wallace Stegner

"It's like the little rat in the Skinner box who says, "I've got this psychologist under my control. Every time I press the bar, he gives me a food pellet."" - Jess Lair

"The subjective mind is entirely under the control of the objective mind. With the utmost fidelity it reproduces and works out to its final consequences whatever the objective mind impresses upon it." - Thomas Troward

"The inefficiency of political control of an economy has been demonstrated more often, in more places, and under more varied conditions, than almost anything outside the realm of pure science." - Thomas Sowell

"Because of poor posture, practically 95% of our population suffers from varying degrees of spinal curvature, not to mention more serious ailments. Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control." - Joseph Pilates

"We've had enough." He took back the report and jammed it under his arm. "We've had a bellyful, in fact." "And like everyone who's had enough," said Control as Alleline noisily left the room, "he wants more." - John Le Carre

"Parents sometimes think of newborns as helpless creatures, but in fact parents' behavior is much more under the infant's control than the reverse. Does he come running when you cry?" - Sandra Scarr

"Attorney General John Ashcroft said there is a new credible terrorist threat. He said everything is under control; not to panic. And then he went back to his harmonically sealed bunker." - Jay Leno

"An oligarchy of private capital cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society because under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information." - Albert Einstein

"Every profession has an ideology and a drive for power that goes far beyond its achievements and it is the task of democracy to keep this ideology and this drive under control. Science is here no different from other institutions." - Paul Feyerabend

"There is something in our minds like sunshine and the weather, which is not under our control. When I write, the best things come to me from I know not where." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Now I have realized what the lie is. If I became a tsar, no one would ever dare to tell me a lie. I would have gotten the country under control." - Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia

"America is totally under control of the Jews, you know. I mean, look what they're doing in Yugoslavia... The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense are dirty Jews." - Bobby Fischer

"She stared at him in that vapid, intoxicated way employed only by women under a vamp's control. Or the way I sometimes got when faced with cupcakes. Mmm. Cupcakes." - Kiersten White

"Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy." - Noam Chomsky

"There is no dealing with great sorrow as if it were under the control of our wills. It is a terrible phenomenon, whose laws we must study, and to whose conditions we must submit, if we would mitigate it." - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

"All power is from within and therefore under our control" - Robert Collier

"Individual liberty depends upon keeping government under control." - Ronald Reagan

"Self-control is only courage under another form." - Samuel Smiles

"Humility is not weakness, but strength under control" - A. R. Bernard

"In science, obsessiveness under psychological control can be a virtue." - E O Wilson

"If you are under control you're going too slow." - Parnelli Jones

"If everything's under control, you're going too slow" - Mario Andretti

"Nations have come under the control of haters and fools." - Carroll Oconnor

"Nations have come under the control of haters and fools." - Carroll O'Connor

"I cannot do politics under someone else's control." - Mikhail Prokhorov

"I like drums, really, if they're under control." - Earl Scruggs

"One must always keep one's government under control." - Joe Wilson

"Political leaders, lacking documents that could be kept secret (apart from the occasional exception), lacking media they could control, were of necessity brought into a direct and immediate relationship with their constituents, and therefore under more and direct and immediate control." - Moses Finley

"Under President Obama we've lost control of things that we used to have control over." - Donald Trump

"Getting paperwork under control makes me feel more in control of my life generally." - Gretchen Rubin

"No further issues with Corinne Bishop or her kin in Detroit?" "Hunter didn't seem to be concerned," Gideon replied. "Said he had the situation under control." Lucan grunted, wry despite the weight of the discussion previously under way. "Where've I heard that line before? Famous last words from more than one of us over the course of the past year and a half." - Tina St John

"Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are, in principle, under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist, that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be established at every level... Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I am opposed to economic fascism. I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy." - Noam Chomsky

"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

"Our problems are both acute and chronic, yet all we hear from those in positions of leadership are the same tired proposals for more government tinkering, more meddling and more control-all of which led us to this state in the first place... We must have the clarity of vision to see the difference between what is essential and what is merely desirable, and then the courage to bring our government back under control and make it acceptable to the people." - Ronald Reagan

"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

"We really must keep under control, and pretty strict control, the area within which 'The Man in Whitehall' knows best." - Hugh Gaitskell

"I got some tartar-control toothpaste a while back. I've still got tartar, but it's under control." - Mitch Hedberg

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

"A wise ruler should rely on what is under his own control, not on what is under the control of others." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Information is control." - Joan Didion

"Does anyone believe for one moment that the progress we have made would have been possible under bureaucratic control of any government. This country was founded upon the principle of the regulation of private effort, of making rules for the game, and under that system alone can we look for the same success in the future which has been ours in the past. Our position today is the direct result of the free play among our people of private competitive effort." - Roger Babson

"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting... Thus a man of knowledge sweats and puffs and if one looks at him he is just like an ordinary man, except that the folly of his life is under his control." - Carlos Castaneda

"The truth is, success often occurs for reasons we don't expect, under circumstances over which we have little control and sometimes unrelated to our own efforts. There is only one other lesson that success should teach us: Be as amazed by your own success as your friends are. If you truly are, you stand the best chance to repeat it." - Harvey Mackay

"A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired. This maxim, drawn from the experience of all ages, makes it the height of folly to intrust any set of men with power which is not under every possible control; perpetual strides are made after more as long as there is any part withheld." - Alexander Hamilton

"There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction. There are certain lottery tickets I can buy, thereby increasing my odds of finding contentment. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted." - Ralph Washington Sockman

"No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and . . . . their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice . . . . These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government." - Thomas Jefferson

"If we continue to think of ourselves mostly as consumers, it's going to be very hard to bring our environmental troubles under control. But it's also going to be very hard to live the rounded and joyful lives that could be ours. This is a subversive volume in all the best ways!" - Bill Mckibben

"The mischievous idea that all public needs should be satisfied by compulsory organization and that all the means that individuals are willing to devote to pubic purposes should be under the control of government, is wholly alien to the basic principles of a free society." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"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

"All industries are brought under the control of such people [film producers] by Capitalism. If the capitalists let themselves be seduced from their pursuit of profits to the enchantments of art, they would be bankrupt before they knew where they were. You cannot combine the pursuit of money with the pursuit of art." - George Bernard Shaw

"Artists, whatever their medium, make selections from the abounding materials of life, and organize these selections into works that are under the control of the artist.... In relation to the inclusiveness and literally endless intricacy of life, art is arbitrary, symbolic and abstracted. That is its value and the source of its own kind of order and coherence." - Jane Jacobs

"That which should distinguish the suffering of believers from unbelievers is the confidence that our suffering is under the control of an all-powerful and all-loving God. Our suffering has meaning and purpose in God's eternal plan, and He brings or allows to come into our lives only that which is for His glory and our good." - Jerry Bridges

"When it comes to our health, there are essentially four things under our control: the decision not to smoke, a commitment to exercise, the quality of our diet, and our level of optimism. And optimism is at least as beneficial as the others." - Martin Seligman

"It is impossible for the mind to remain undisturbed by thoughts, but anyone serious about the matter can certainly permit them entry or drive them away, and although their origin does not lie entirely under our control we can choose to approve of them and to adopt them." - John Cassian

"Any society that entails the strengthening of the state apparatus by giving it unchecked control over the economy, and re-unites the polity and the economy, is an historical regression. In it there is no more future for the public, or for the freedoms it supported, than there was under feudalism." - Robert Higgs

"The way I work is that I never let people do an assembly. I don't like it because it shapes the film in a way that I can't really control. To me, editing is making the film and it's a huge process and editors are under-rated." - Julie Delpy

"Today, only a fool would offer herself as the singular role model for the Good Mother. Most of us know not to tempt the fates. Themoment I felt sure I had everything under control would invariably be the moment right before the principal called to report that one of my sons had just driven somebody's motorcycle through the high school gymnasium." - Mary Blakely

"It's very frustrating [ to work under director's control], not just because you're getting rejected constantly, but also because you're at a time in your life where you have an enormous amount of creative energy, and there's no way to express it. That's why a lot of people get into drinking or drugs or whatever." - Matt Damon

"Everyone who became great at something has a similar story: For years, they worked on their craft every day, even if they weren't in the mood. Always pushing, practicing, working, and improvingYes it takes thousands of hours of practice, but that's good news! It's a clear path and it's under your control." - Derek Sivers

"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

"A chipped pebble is almost part of the hand it never leaves. A thrown spear declares a sort of independence the moment it is released... The whole trend in technology has been to devise machines that are less and less under direct control and more and more seem to have the beginning of a will of their own." - Isaac Asimov

"The human species took a crucial step forward when its vocal musculature came under operant control in the production of speech sounds. Indeed, it is possible that all the distinctive achievements of the species can be traced to that one genetic change." - B F Skinner

"There are benefits in the sense that there's still a certain level of confidence. But there are liabilities because you can coordinate and manipulate better as the instruments of oversight are more under your control. You don't have so many rogue operations." - Ted Gup

"I saw a Velveeta commercial, and it was playing, I think, 'Burning Love.' [Jackson] had approved it-that's something we can't control. He can do whatever he wants with the songs he owns to make money, and that got under my skin." - Lisa Marie Presley

"I catch myself thinking 'Thank God For This' out of habit, and then I understand what he's so concerned about. What if my parents' God, their whole belief system, is just something concocted by a bunch of scientists to keep us under control? And not just their beliefs about God and whatever else is out there, about right and wrong, about selfishness?" - Veronica Roth

"To punish drug takers is like a drunk striking the bleary face it sees in the mirror. Drugs will not be brought under control until society itself changes, enabling men to use them as primitive man did: welcoming the visions they provided not as fantasies, but as intimations of a different, and important, level of reality." - Brian Inglis

"No government can continue good, but under the control of the people." - Thomas Jefferson

"The British government needs to bring its system in Ireland under control." - Martin Mcguinness

"If everything is under control you are just not driving fast enough." - Stirling Moss

"The mind has to be gradually and systematically brought under control." - Swami Vivekananda

"Success is voltage under control-keeping one hand on the transformer of your Kosmic Kilowatts." - Elbert Hubbard

"If you want to succeed in politics you must keep your conscience firmly under control." - David Lloyd George

"I'm for the freedom of expression, given that it will be under strict control." - Alan Bennett

"In times of weakness, choose to put yourself under God's control." - Stormie Omartian

"I keep my good health by having a very bad temper, kept under good control." - Theodore Roosevelt

"I can't try to throw 110 miles per hour. I've got to pitch under control." - Jeremy Bonderman

"An audience is in many respects no more than a mob under loose control." - Artie Shaw

"Armies under the control of ... a sovereign State cannot bring freedom to anyone." - Simone Weil

"Blot out vain pomp; check impulse; quench appetite; keep reason under its own control." - Marcus Aurelius

"Against men habituated to lawless force, violent punishment failed to bring the violence under control." - Barbara Tuchman

"Tis hard to fight with anger, but the prudent man keeps it under control." - Democritus

"Won't say I hate you-but my admiration for you is under control." - Fred Allen

"We Christians are secure, realizing that even our failures and our sins are under His control." - Alistair Begg

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti

"I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control." - Alan Bennett

"Every time I get something under control in my own life, the world provides more material." - Cathy Guisewite

"If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control." - Dolly Parton

"If you don't get spending under control, eventually you're going to have a big tax increase." - Pat Toomey

"Putin recognized that if he could get enough money, everything would be under control." - Garry Kasparov

"This nation under God" - Abraham Lincoln

"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



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