Top 50 Powerful Quotes on Discipline

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Discipline is one of the most important values you can have. It not only helps you make progress toward your goals but also keeps you focused and persevering. Having that iron-clad discipline is not always easy, but you can nurture it.

Take a look at some inspiring and powerful quotes on discipline that can help move you along on your journey of self-growth.

50 Quotes on Discipline


#1. “Discipline is the key to the success of your life purpose; without that, you reach no anywhere.” — Ehsan Sehgal
#2. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” — Dalai Lama
#3. “Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.” — Julie Andrews
#4. “Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back.” — W. K. Hope
#5. “If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.” — Critias Of Athens
#6. “Self-discipline is the ability to organize your behavior over time in the service of specific goals.” — Nathaniel Branden
#7. “Discipline is the thing that makes you do what you might not want to, but you do it anyway because it’s what you have to do in order to get what you want or desire.” — Kyle Vidrine
#8. “Discipline and constant work are the whetstones upon which the dull knife of talent is honed until it becomes sharp enough, hopefully, to cut through even the toughest meat and gristle.” — Stephen King
#9. “Success doesn’t just happen. You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline.” — M John C. Maxwell
#10. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” — Horace
#11. “The foundation of a strong self comes from small acts of daily discipline.” — Ophelia Filek
#12. “Discipline not just determines success but determines how long you can stay successful.” — C. Muthu Palaniappan
#13. “True discipline is really just self-remembering; no forcing or fighting is necessary.” — Charles Eisenstein
#14. “Self-discipline is the mother of success.” — Topsy Gift
#15. “Self-discipline begins with the mastery of thought.” — Napoleon Hill
#16. “Discipline imposed from the outside eventually defeats when it is not matched by desire from within.” — Dawson Earle Trotman
#17. “Discipline is never an end in itself, only a means to an end.” — Robert Fripp
#18. “Discipline is what makes you do everything you need to do.” — Anthony Joshua
#19. “Discipline and commitment is a pathway to reach goals and dreams.” — Dr. Anil Kr Sinha
#20. “It’s not about the obstacles but your discipline to stay focused on your goal till you win.” — Chidiebere Orji Agbugba
#21. “Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel
#22. “It’s been said that there are only two pains in life, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret, and that discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” — Anthony Robbins
#23. “Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” — Mike Ditka
#24. “The discipline of desire is the background of character.” — John Locke
#25. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” — Haile Gebrselassie
#26. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” — Jim Rohn
#27. “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” — Theodore Roosevelt
#28. “The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.” — Bo Bennett
#29. “That aim in life is highest which requires the highest and finest discipline.” — Henry David Thoreau
#30. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” — Lou Holtz
#31. “I want to dedicate myself to training and discipline. I want to spend every moment of every day working to improve myself.” — Eiji Yoshikawa
#32. “Discipline is not about the rules, it is about respect. It’s respect for those around you, the things you own and for yourself. Discipline is part of being a steward.” — Janna Cachola
#33. “Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” — Augusta F. Kantra
#34. “Self-discipline is a key to many doors. Not least of which is one that leads to a better, stronger, and healthier version of yourself.” — Zero Dean
#35. “Self-discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.” — Joseph Addison
#36. “No one likes to fail. But we mortals do not become champions without effort and discipline or without making mistakes.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
#37. “Once you set the goal, it takes fierce discipline to reach it.” — Sam Moore
#38. “Self-discipline is what separates the winners and the losers.” — Thomas Peterffy
#39. “The discipline you enforce today determines the successes you’ll enjoy tomorrow.” — Gary Ryan Blair
#40. “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
#41. “You will never be successful until you have a plan, and the discipline and determination to go through with that plan.” — Julius Williams
#42. “The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.” — Alexander Paterson
#43. “A disciplined person follows values stemming from their source — the self.” — Stephen Covey
#44. “All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.” — John W. Gardner
#45. “It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.” — Vince Lombardi
#46. “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” — Buddha
#47. “Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.” — H. Jackson Brown
#48. “One of the toughest things to get over when you are speaking of motivation and discipline is not to measure your success by the success of your peers.” — Felix Oberman
#49. “Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.” — Claude Adrien Helvétius
#50. “If you don’t teach your child discipline, you are preparing him poorly for life.” — Bethany Bridges

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