63 Self-Discipline Quotes To Help You Keep Going

I’ve added a list of self-discipline quotes to go along with the Learn How To Develop Self-Discipline Post to help you stay focused on creating good habits and removing bad ones.

You don’t have to move a mountain to become more self-disciplined you just have to be mindful of making the right choices.

It’s hard, but ultimately worth it.

Just continue to stack good choices and good days on top of each other and the next thing you know you’ll find yourself more disciplined, accomplished, fulfilled and ultimately happier.

Self-Discipline quotes to help you

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Self-Discipline Quotes

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” Jim Rohn

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” Lou Holtz

Self-discipline quotes

“The first and best victory is to conquer self.” Plato

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens

“Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” Napoleon Hill

“I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one.” Nikola Tesla

“Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind.” Dalai Lama

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“Through self-discipline comes freedom.” Aristotle

“One discipline always leads to another.” Jim Rohn

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” Mahatma Gandhi

Theodore Roosevelt Quote

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Winners embrace hard work.  They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win.  Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment. And that’s the difference.” –  Lou Holtz

“Discipline is the soul of an army.  It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” – George Washington

“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama

“Self-command is the main discipline.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He who lives without discipline dies without honor.” Icelandic Proverb

“The price of excellence is discipline.  The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.” – William Arthur Ward

“You have power over your mind, not outside events.  Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Success doesn’t just happen.  You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline.” – John C. Maxwell

“Most talk about ‘super-geniuses’ is nonsense. I have found that when ‘stars’ drop out, successors are usually at hand to fill their places, and the successors are merely men who have learned by application and self-discipline to get full production from an average, normal brain.”- Charles M. Schwab

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”  – Thucydides

“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

“One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.”  – Hellen Keller

“Do not consider painful what is good for you.” – Euripides

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” – Jim Rohn

“Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind-you could call it character in action.” – Vince Lombardi

“He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” – Seneca

“Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.” – Zig Ziglar

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle

“We don’t have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined than the rest.” – Warren Buffett

“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him—and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.” – J. Paul Getty

“It is better to conquer self than to win a thousand battles.” – Buddha

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” – Vince Lombardi

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” – Horace

“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” – Wayne Dyer

“Mastering others is strength.  Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” — Tony Robbins

“We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.” ― Seneca

“I can’t always control my thoughts but I can choose how I respond to them.” – David Cuschieri

“It is necessary to try to surpass one’s self always: this occupation ought to last as long as life.” – Queen Christina of Sweden

“With this magic ingredient, you can accomplish anything and everything you want to, and it is called self-discipline.” – Brian Tracy

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.”  – Thomas Jefferson

“Success is actually a short race – a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.” – Gary Keller

“That aim in life is highest which requires the highest and finest discipline.” – Henry David Thoreau

“All successes begin with self-discipline.  It starts with you.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets.” – Steve Pavlina

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage.” – Robin Sharma

“Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.”  – John C. Maxwell

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of thought. If you do not control your thoughts, you cannot control your needs. Self-discipline calls for a balancing of the emotions of your heart with the reasoning faculty of your head.” – Napoleon Hill

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” – Vince Lombardi

“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” – Wayne Dyer

“When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.” – Albert Einstein

 “What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not do.” – Aristotle

“No person is free who is not master of himself.”― Epictetus

Quotes about self-discipline

“No one is going to come help you. No one’s coming to save you.”― David Goggins

“It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self-discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.”― David Goggins

“Power requires self-discipline.”― Robert Greene, 

“Willpower and self-discipline are more effective than intellect and talent.”― Akiroq Brost

“Self-discipline is a continuous war against your whims.”― Saidi Mdala

“Self-discipline is self-caring.”― M. Scott Peck

“What was it St. Augustine said? “The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.”― Frank Herbert

I’ve always been a person who loved quotes. I have books about them.

I am still learning to be more disciplined. These quotes about self-discipline help me and hopefully, they can help you too.

1 thought on “63 Self-Discipline Quotes To Help You Keep Going”

  1. all of these quotes are by men. ough. something is wrong here in this world and maybe we should question self discipline and listen to why the body says no?


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