Quotes April 18, 2019

“When the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.”
African Proverb
“We need to wake up from a thought that lasts too long.”
Paul Valéry
“He that would govern others, first should be The Master of himself.”
Philip Massinger
“It is so easy to be confrontive without being informative; indignant without being intelligent; impulsive without being insightful.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king.”
John Milton
“It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.”
Samurai maxim and Chinese adage
“The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.”
Charles Robert Darwin
“You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself … the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment … And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“Freedom is born of self-discipline. No individual, no nation, can achieve or maintain liberty without self-control. The undisciplined man is a slave to his own weaknesses.”
Alan Valentine
“No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy – unless you let him.”
Napoleon Hill
“Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure? they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it.”
John Bentham
“Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom’s root.”
Robert Burns
“Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Thomas Jefferson
“Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.”
James Russell Lowell
“As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need – tremendous self control.”
Ashleigh Brilliant