Self Control quotes
As a boat on the waters is carried off course by a gale, so an individual's discrimination is driven from its intended path when the mind succumbs to the wandering senses.
That person realizes peace who, relinquishing all desires, exists without craving and is unidentified with the mortal ego and its sense of "mine-ness."
He who withdraws his senses from the objects of perception, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is established in steady wisdom
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn-and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself.
If you want to succeed, you must learn to harness your physical body and your mind to the fullest possible way.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
All self control Quotes ⇑
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..
If someone else determines what happens within you, it is the worst form of slavery
Nobody in the world happens your way, at least this one person must happen your way, isn't it? But right now, even this person is not happening your way (That's the problem)
If you are a conscious response to every situation that occurs around you, you would be out of rage.
He who is not affected by pain and pleasure, he who is calm and evenminded during pain and pleasure, he alone is eligible for immortality
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
The man of self-control, roaming among material objects with subjugated senses, and devoid of attraction and repulsion, attains an unshakable inner calmness
For those who have conquered the mind, the mind is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind acts like an enemy.
If you are in a state of reaction, anyone or anything can take charge of your life. Conscious response is the way forward.
It's not that I am incapable of anger; I am capable of everything. It is just that I have not given this privilege to anybody that they can make me angry, they can make me happy, they can make me unhappy, they can make me miserable; I've not give this privilege to anybody
If you make your mind listen to you and behave as you want it to behave, no matter what happens to you, no matter what the external situation may be, no matter what the physical condition may be, you shall of course keep your mind happy. You have to acquire this skill
How people are is their choice. How I am is my choice. No matter what they do, no one can make me angry, happy or unhappy. These privileges I have kept to myself
Our inner atmosphere must be ruled by us, and only by us. Only then we can call ourselves human
When you are compulsive, naturally you will step over many people.
Now, all your vehicles are on self start, isn't it? But what is most vital to your life, your peacefulness, your joyfulness, your love, your blissfulness, everything is on push start right now. I am talking about upgrading technologies, Isn't it important that your joy, your love, your blissfulness is on self start?
Anger is not sitting somewhere and you go hit it, you become angry, when you become angry it is unpleasant, in fact science proves that you actually poison your system by being angry. It is happening only because your mind is not taking instructions from you, you have not done anything to control your faculties under control, life is happening by accident
One who has restrained the senses from their objects is firmly established in wisdom.
Everybody believes their job is stressful. You ask the top executive, he is stressful; you ask the office hand, he is also stressful. No job is stressful. If you have no control over your own inner system, you will be stressful whether you do something or you don't do anything.
Your fears, angers are the products of a mind that is not taken charge of. Your mind is capable of producing joy, your mind is capable of producing fear, anxiety, turmoil, tranquility, agony, ecstasy. It is producing things that you do not want, simply because you do not know how to handle it
If somebody else can decide whether you are happy or unhappy, is this not slavery? If somebody can decide whether you will be a pleasant human being or an unpleasant human being, is this not slavery?
Misery is caused by you because you are unconscious of what you are doing, because your body and mind are not in your control, that is why you are causing misery.
Human beings have a high level of intelligence but have no training, no social situation where you're being taught how to use this intelligence, your own intelligence is turning against you. When your intelligence turns against you it looks so hopeless as if there is simply no way out of it, that is what leads to people committing suicide
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
If your external situations are going out of control, is it not very important that at least you keep your interiority in control?
If you want to enjoy success, before you engineer situations, first of all you have to engineer yourself.
When you are no more an issue you can deal with the outside issues effortlessly, absolutely effortlessly. When you are an issue yourself, every small thing is freaking you out
I do not understand why people want to control their minds. I want them to liberate their minds
How you handle a situation is not entirely your choice. But how you handle yourself is entirely yours
If your mind becomes more organized, these unnecessary words, these unnecessary actions, these unnecessary things will disappear. Once they go away, you have a lot of time.
It is better to meditate a little bit with depth than to mediate long with the mind running here and there. If you do not make an effort to control the mind it will go on doing as it pleases
The strong and turbulent senses can forcibly seize the mind even of a person with a high degree of enlightenment and self-control.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along