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Control Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Control

Please enjoy these Control Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

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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.
- Anthony Robbins

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Control thy passions lest they take vengeance upon thee.
- Epictetus

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God
gives us to control our fears,
not to oust them.
- Vincent McNabb

A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

One can not love without opening oneself,
and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering.
One does not have control.
- Isabelle Adjani

In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate and markets
and roadways and others, I do control myself
and my response to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A married woman has the same right to control her own
body as does an unmarried woman.
- Sol Wachtler

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

Self-disciplined 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

Circumstances are beyond human control,
but our conduct is in our own power.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Money is a mechanism for control.
- David Korten

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought
of giving government the power to control men's minds.
- Thurgood Marshall

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

I do not want to foresee the future.
I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Science investigates religion interprets.
Science gives man knowledge which is power
Religion gives man wisdom which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at
times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- John Muir

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your
secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
- Andrew Carnegie

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future,
and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control:
now.
- Denis Waitley

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

I prefer playing in the studio because you have much
more control over things.
- Michael Schenker

In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib
to the military intelligence command completely;
it was,
after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq.
- Janis Karpinski

I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford,
researching market approaches to air pollution control.
- Gale Norton

I'm so in control of my life, you shouldn't dislike
anything I do-because I'm not only in the best place I've ever been,
but it keeps getting better and better.
- Drew Barrymore

It's okay to be a fat man.
It's prestige and power and all of that.
But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
- Camryn Manheim

To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom:
it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
- Heraclitus

We're more effective than birth control pills.
- Johnny Carson

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
- Alexander Graham Bell

So usually even if you like a sentence or a story or something,
it won't come out that way - it'll come out years later,
and in a different way, and you don't really control that.
- Keren Ann

Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America.
- Ernest Istook

The difference today is that, in both parties,
the very extreme elements control the nomination process.
- Hamilton Jordan

Rushing the ball is all about ball control.
If you run the ball, you control the clock.
If you control the clock, you usually control the game.
- Tiki Barber

Elektra has no control over the live show,
at least.
- Mike Gordon

Culture means control over nature.
- Johan Huizinga

That's the danger of having too much success.
You lose that magic, that feeling of not being in control,
which I feel now, it's too controlled.
- Stephen Dorff

When I finally made it to the set, I spent a lot of
time doing damage control on The Magic Christian.
- Terry Southern

You get trapped by stories.
Though I've got this reputation for being out of control,
it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.
- Terry Gilliam

The Sierra Club in the United States has now really
come out for population control and reduction.
- Susan George

I vertically center things in tables a lot,
and the fact that there is no way to control vertical
positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board.
- Mike Davidson

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover
who has no control over you,
except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll.
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.
Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
- Lord Byron

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime,
welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens,
the more you control all the people.
- Noam Chomsky

The stakes in conflict do not change.
Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
- Frank Herbert

Comfort in expressing your emotions will allow you
to share the best of yourself with others,
but not being able to control your emotions will reveal your worst.
- Bryant H. McGill

If you want to control other people,
first control yourself.
- Abu Bakr

Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes
control over other people's lives;
and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult.
- Richard Stallman

Pranayama is the practice of breath control.
The word prana refers not only to breath,
but also to air and life itself.
- Christy Turlington

We can't control it, and we've basically quit trying.
People are going to talk, and people are going to lie.
- Nick Lachey

The more control you have over your life,
the more responsible you feel for your own success -
or failure.
- Arthur C. Brooks

The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice.
- Darren L. Johnson

The scanning of barcodes, or the reading of RFID transponders,
generates data that is used in a software package to
provide management or control information.
- Mike Marsh

For example, computer defends well, but for humans
its is harder to defend than attack,
particularly with the modern time control.
- Boris Spassky

But I also like to be in control, like anyone else.
I try to achieve a balance.
- Trevor Dunn


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