It is more than 2,000 years ago that the great Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do”. Rather plain and obvious words, but with such a truly remarkable and mindful message!
Self-discipline facilitates goals and keeps our attitude elevated. You can even say that discipline is the foundation of happiness and the uttermost requirement for success.
Our hand-picked selection of quotes contains the best proverbs and citations we could find related to discipline, self-control, determination and willpower. The quotations are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Let them lead you, let them motivate and inspire you…
begins with a single step.
(604 BC – 531 BC, Chinese philosopher)
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
(c. 563 BC – 483 BC, founder of Buddhism)
is the first and noblest of all victories.
(424/423 – 348/347 BC, philosopher in Classical Greece)
(65 BC – 8 BC, Roman lyric poet)
lies in our power not to do.
(384 BC – 322 BC, Greek philosopher and polymath)