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  • His voice, with some faint Irish melody running through it, wooed the world, yet she felt the layer of hardness in him, of self-control and of self-discipline, her own virtues. Oh, she chose him, and Nicole, lifting her head saw her choose him, heard a little sigh at the fact that he was already possessed.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Tender is the Night")
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  • Self-discipline, although difficult, and not always easy while combating negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion. That is 'shila', or moral ethics. Once we develop this by familiarizing ourselves with it, along with mindfulness and conscientiousness, eventually that pattern and way of life will become a part of our own life.
    (Dalai Lama)
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  • Most people diffuse their psychic energy (attention) in hundreds of random ways. Those who flow focus their psychic energy intentionally upon the task at hand. It really boils down to knowing your goal, concentrating upon it, remaining determined and having the self-discipline to complete what you are doing.
    (Dick Sutphen)
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  • 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)
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  • Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.
    (Helen Hayes)
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  • 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)
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  • In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.
    (Harry S. Truman)
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  • I can have incredible self-discipline. But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity.
    (John Malkovich)
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  • She not only taught dance but self-discipline, self-respect, responsibility and determination, the values that people keep with them forever.
    (Richard Feldman)
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  • 'Success Is Gauged By Self-Mastery' I should like to say a few words about self-discipline, self-control, or self-mastery which is so important to all of us if we are to accomplish what we set out to do and enjoy the blessings which we desire so much. Fir.
    (N. Eldon Tanner)
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  • There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required.
    (Prince Andrew)
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  • According to our view, freedom given and understood early enough would result in a natural evolution to maturity and self-discipline.
    (Dora Russell)
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  • If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself... self-discipline.
    (Harry Truman)
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  • One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.
    (Siobhan Davies)
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  • Be patient. The path of self-discipline that leads to God-realization is not an easy path obstacles and sufferings are on the path the latter you must bear, and the former overcome -- all by His help. His help comes only through concentration. Repetition of God's name helps concentration.
    (Swami Ramdas)
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