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60 Best Discipline Quotes To Help You Succeed



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Reading discipline quotes by famous personalities is a great way to motivate yourself to lead an organised and disciplined life. Here is a list of some of the best discipline quotes to help you stay motivated to achieve your goals. Also, check out our list of hustle quotes for more inspiration.

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Inspiring Quotes on Discipline

1. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn

2. “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” – Zig Ziglar

3. “Discipline is doing what you really don’t want to do so you can do what you really want to do.” – Jeff Fisher

4. “The fact is, discipline is only punishment when imposed on you by someone else. When you discipline yourself, it’s not punishment but empowerment.” – Les Brown

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

6. “Find what you love to do, and go do it. You will never be successful until you have a plan, and the discipline and determination to go through with that plan.” – Julius Williams

7. “Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.” – Abraham Lincoln

8. “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 punishment. And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz

9. “Believe in yourself, and find ways to express yourself, and find the discipline to keep growing.” – Michael Feinstein

10. “It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top – in business or in sports.” – George Blanda

11. “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

12. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” – Haile Gebrselassie

13. “Most of us don’t mind doing what we ought to do when it doesn’t interfere with what we want to do, but it takes discipline and maturity to do what we ought to do whether we want to or not.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

14. “Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back.” – W. K. Hope

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15. “You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.” – James G. Bilkey

16. “A disciplined person follows values stemming from their source – the self.” – Stephen Covey

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

18. “The foundation of a strong self comes from small acts of daily discipline.” – Ophelia Filek

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

20. “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

Short Quotes on Discipline

21. “Discipline is remembering what you want.” – David Campbell

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

23. “The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.” – Bum Phillips

24. “Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.” – John Wooden

25. “Discipline takes courage and perseverance, but it pays off.” – Joan Price

26. “Once you set the goal, it takes fierce discipline to reach it.” – Sam Moore

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

28. “For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.” – Jim Rohn

29. “Through discipline comes freedom.” – Aristotle

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

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

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

33. “Without discipline, there’s no life at all.” – Katharine Hepburn

34. “Self-discipline is what separates the winners and the losers.” – Thomas Peterffy

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

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

37. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

38. “Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” – Roy L. Smith

39. “Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” – Mike Ditka

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

41. “Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.” – John C. Maxwell

Quotes about Discipline and Success

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

43. “It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.” – Vince Lombardi

44. “The discipline you enforce today determines the successes you’ll enjoy tomorrow.” – Gary Ryan Blair

45. “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

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46. “We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we can accomplish what they can’t.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

47. “Effective discipline is the willingness to force yourself to pay the price, and to do what you know you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” – Brian Tracy

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

49. “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.” – Robert Foster Bennett

50. “The satisfaction of seeing the incremental gains, through discipline alone, gives inspiration to apply the same methods in other areas of your life.” – Keith Hill Jr.

51. “The best sort of character, however, cannot be formed without effort. There needs the exercise of constant self-watchfulness, self-discipline, and self-control.” – Samuel Smiles

52. “When you have strong self-discipline you will be prepared to overcome any kind of obstacles that you might encounter on your journey towards creating good habits.” – Ronald Valentino

53. “The pain of discipline is short, but the glory of the fruition is eternal.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

55. “Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.” – George Eliot

56. “Discipline is being able to force yourself to do something is spite of how you feel, over and over until it becomes a habit.” – Kim Brenneman

57. “Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could of ever planned for. Failure, on the other hand, is just as easy to slip into. Failure’s is nothing more than the inevitable outcome of a few small acts of daily neglect performed consistently over time so that they take you past the point of no return.” – Robin Sharma

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58. “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” – John C. Maxwell

59. “Not one life reaches its potential until it is determined, dedicated, and disciplined.” – Shaneen Clarke

60. Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone’s watching or not. – Michael J. Fox

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