165 Discipline Quotes

The process may be difficult, but the fruits of discipline are undeniably worth it. You might be accustomed to discipline in your early years or you might be just getting the hang of it now. And whatever happens from now on, discipline is a sure ingredient to success. So as you work toward a disciplined lifestyle, may you be inspired by these 165 discipline quotes.

Discipline Quotes

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

2. Discipline is the defining fire by which talent becomes ability. – Roy Smith

3. Discipline is a necessity, as a regulator of society, so that those who break its rules may be taught the necessity of obeying them. – Engineer Lockhart

4. Discipline is like a muscle: the more you practice it, the bigger it gets. – Steve DeMasco

5. Discipline is like a vaccine. It inflicts lesser pain now to avoid greater pain later. – Dan Doriani

6. Discipline is something we despise for the moment…. We all look for a place to run, an excuse with which to stall. No one enjoys it. Yet those of us who have endured it know that the fruit it produces and the pain from which it ultimately spares us makes it worth the agony. – Charles F. Stanley

7. Discipline is necessary to curb the mind, otherwise there is no peace. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

8. It is not crazy to think of discipline as a chariot. Without discipline we would drive ourselves crazy. – Noah Benshea

9. If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us. Control from without flourishes when discipline from within grows weak. – William Feather

10. Discipline is like an addiction. Once you get disciplined then it is difficult to get rid of that. But that addiction we have to develop. Each pleasure of life can be experienced with discipline. It is totally wrong concept that discipline induces restriction and hampers joy. Truth is that it helps to experience joy in more proper way. – Parikshit Deshmukh

11. Discipline is the foundation of a successful and happy life. – Dr T.P.Chia

12. The discipline that is needed in our lives is the discipline that comes from within. – Gordon B Hinkley

13. Men need discipline! Countries need discipline! World needs discipline! He who wants to be successful needs discipline! Be a man of discipline! – Mehmet Murat ildan

14. What is discipline? Discipline means creating an order within you. As you are, you are a chaos. – Osho

15. True discipline is really just self- remembering; no forcing or fighting is necessary. – Charles Eisenstein

16. Those who have nothing have only their discipline. – Alain Badiou

17. 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

18. Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. – Julie Andrews

19. Without discipline, there’s no life at all. – Katharine Hepburn

20. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

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21. It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it. – Miguel de Cervantes

22. Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another. – George Washington

23. Discipline, for the Christian, begins with the body. We have only one. It is this body that is the primary material given to us for sacrifice. We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves. – Elisabeth Elliot

24. Discipline is difficult, painful, and often heartrending. It is not that we should not love the offenders, but that we should love Christ, His church, and His Word even more. Our love to the offenders is not to be sentimental tolerance but correcting love. – John MacArthur

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

26. All freedom comes from discipline. – Anne Lamott

27. 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

28. Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom. – Jeanette Winterson

29. Discipline is giving yourself a command and following it up with action. – Bob Proctor

30. Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most. – Abraham Lincoln

31. If there isn’t discipline, how can there be a true realization of an ideal? – Miyamoto Musashi

32. Discipline is remembering what you want. – David Campbell

33. 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

34. Discipline is your relationship with the time you have left. – Barbara McNally

35. Learn to convert the discomfort of discipline into the satisfaction of personal growth. – Tony Robbins

36. Discipline over desire. – The Stoic Emperor

37. Discipline is the ability to get yourself to do what you don’t want to do. When used occasionally, it keeps you from getting soft. When used frequently, it’s a sign of strategic misalignment. – Johnny Uzan

38. Discipline is persuasion of the self. When you’re ready, you’ll need no persuasion. – Andrew Ruiz

39. Discipline comes easy when you give yourself no other options. – Carlos Del Valle

40. Discipline is the transformation of motivation into habit. – Thibaut

41. You will ascend to the level of your discipline. You will fall to the level of your apathy. – Alexander J.A Cortes

42. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of battle. – George S. Patton

43. When you discipline yourself to do what is hard, you gain access to a realm of results that are denied everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room. – Steve Pavlina

44. One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline – and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck. – Carl Zuckmayer

45. Ultimately, any type of discipline is flawed because it keeps the person who is being disciplined inept. As long as the experience is happening to you, while it is imposed on you, it is not your dream. When discipline is administered externally, the participant is dependent on the administrator of the discipline. When discipline is administered internally, the athlete becomes a victim of the structure of the discipline. Either way, only the discipline, not the dream, is being pursued. – Cecile Reynaud

46. The discipline in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority. – Bertrand Russell

47. Discipline enables you to think first and act second. – Joyce Meyer

48. Discipline trains you to put up with disappointments, every rose has a thorn. – Sathya Sai Baba

49. The surest test of discipline is its absence. – Clara Barton

50. I consider discipline indispensable, but it must be inner discipline, motivated by a common purpose and a strong feeling of comradeship. – Buenaventura Durruti

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

52. If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter. – Russell Banks

53. Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear. – Bernard Law Montgomery

54. The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself. – Alexander Paterson

55. Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing. – Marie Chapian

56. Discipline means protection from one’s own wanton interest. – Bill Vaughan

57. Discipline yourself and others won’t need to. – John Wooden

58. Discipline imposed from the outside eventually defeats when it is not matched by desire from within. – Dawson Trotman

59. Discipline stays beyond the exemption; otherwise, it loses and damages its credibility, accuracy, and definition. – Ehsan Sehgal

60. Discipline not just determines success but determines how long you can stay successful. – C Muthu Palaniappan

61. 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

62. Discipline is of no use whatsoever, since things are naturally eliminated by discernment without it being necessary for us to treat them brutally. Even in the course of the technique known as “letting-go”, a faint shadow of discipline is implied, for letting-go of an object implies a certain discipline. Only an effortless and choiceless, I repeat choiceless reaction, is the hallmark of liberation. – Jean Klein

63. Discipline is not about rules. It’s about respect. Respect for yourself and others. – Janna Cachola

64. Discipline is only a short term deterrent. It has never been responsible for long term change – only encouragement, upliftment and love can possibly do that! – Elizabeth Richardson

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

Discipline Quotes

66. Discipline is an index of your lifebook, maintain it properly – Myra Yadav

67. Discipline without direction is drudgery. – Donald S. Whitney

68. Discipline is not something which can be forced, we can make people realize its importance, that’s it; In the long run its the responsibility, commitment & an self-improvement attitude – which runs it. – Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

69. Discipline leads us to desire, which matures into delight. – Missionaries Who Love The Arab World, Live Dead: The Journey

70. Discipline is the result of an action, while refinement is a preparation of your calling. – Robin Bertram

71. One of the major requirement for life’s success is discipline. – ANIKOR Daniel

72. 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

73. Discipline yourself to do what is necessary or you won’t acquire the necessary… – Stephen Magnus

74. With discipline, you can lose weight, you can excel in work, you can win the war. – Amit Kalantri

75. Discipline sets you free. – Pravin Agarwal

76. Discipline, not the Muse, results in productivity. If you write only when she beckons, your writing is not yours at all. – Kenneth Atchity

77. Discipline leads us to freedom and freedom leads us to fulfillment. – Farshad Asl

78. Discipline is critical to proper preparation. – Ken Marlin

79. Discipline is to present us before grace, it does not produce grace to make sense. – Richard J. Foster

80. Don’t be quick to leave the class of discipline; you shall only live to remember the last lesson. – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

81. The true extent of one’s discipline is revealed when motivation runs out – Elias Tan JS

82. Discipline is for professionals.
Motivation is for amateurs.
– J.R. Rim

83. It is no accident that the words discipline and disciple resemble each other in the English language. The most common word in the Gospels for a Christian is disciple. – Billy Graham

84. Once you bid farewell to discipline you say goodbye to success – Alex Ferguson

85. Discipline has enemies, and one of them is you. – David Powning

Discipline Quotes

86. Never discipline whom you’ve not discipled. – Neil Kennedy

87. With discipline, you are able to maintain a higher tolerance for frustration, obstacles and negative emotions. Self-discipline allows you to obtain better health, better finances and a good work ethic, and it allows you to reach your most difficult goals more efficiently. The more disciplined you become, the more easier life gets, or the higher the degree of discipline, the greater your success. – Vishwas Chavan

88. For discipline is imposed not just on oneself but on those in one’s orbit. – Philip Roth

89. What are we if we are not disciplined? – Rob Liano

90. Discipline is needed in our pursuit. – Sunday Adelaja

91. Discipline means ‘to place oneself in the service of.’ Discipline is a form of devotion. – Terrence Real

92. Discipline is the spark that ignites the fire of a habit. Those fires must be lit daily, and discipline provides the original source energy. The word discipline literally means to be a disciple to a higher purpose. Developing the discipline to train hard every day means you become a disciple—not to the training itself, not just to looking good or stroking your ego, but to the higher purpose of developing yourself fully as a human being and as a leader. – Mark Divine

93. Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of customs, which is a disguise for ignorance. – Rabindranath Tagore

94. Without discipline we can solve nothing. With only some discipline we can solve only some problems. With total discipline we can solve all problems. – M. Scott Peck

95. Discipline is like sandpaper. It feels rough and abrasive when it’s in motion, but the final result is a smooth and polished surface. – Jerry L. Parks

96. Discipline doesn’t have to be about restriction; it can be about freedom, it can be about openness, it can be about more rather than less. – Batya Zamir

97. Discipline is the highest of all virtues. Only so may strength and desire be counterbalanced and the endeavors of people bear fruit. – Nikos Kazantzakis

98. Discipline is the process by which energy is directed along certain lines to the exclusion of others. Instead of being expended in many ways in unreflecting response to every stimulant applied, it is concentrated and made to focus itself upon a single point, or rather is confined within certain narrow limits. Discipline is often spoken of as acquired power. A more exact statement would seem to be that discipline is ability to make energy effective by confining it in a certain channel. – George P. Brown

99. Discipline is a quality. You start with a little bit of it, you submit yourself to authority and a job and a goal, and you learn a bit more about discipline. – Charles E. Jones

100. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. – Hebrews 12:11

101. Discipline is not the restraint but the use of energy. . . . When I forbid myself what I may have, no person is going to tempt me with what is truly forbidden. – Guy Davenport

102. There will be less external discipline the more internal discipline there is. – Simone Weil

103. Discipline is important simply because we live in an organized society where, if you have not learned life’s requirements at early age, you will be taught later, not by those whose love tempers the lesson but by strangers who could not care less about the harm they do to your personality. – William E. Homan

104. Discipline is the duty and the hope of all who would enjoy the benefits of society and of instruction. – John H. A. Bomberger

105. Discipline brings us effort, sacrifice and suffering. Later it brings us something of an inestimable value: something of which those who live only for pleasure, profit or amusement will always be deprived. This peculiar indefinable joy which one must have felt oneself to understand is the sign with which life marks its moment of triumph. – Alexis Carrel

106. Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. – Bette Davis

107. Life without discipline is like a ship without a rudder. – Ronie Mathew Thomas

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108. 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

109. He who lives without discipline dies without honor. – Proverb

110. Discipline is not something I impose on you so I can control you. Rather, it is something you must develop within yourself so you can become the best person you can be, not the one who could have been. – Timothy F. Hough

111. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets. – Wilma Rudolph

112. Discipline enabled heaven to be filled with light; discipline enabled the angels to be immaculate and holy. – Rumi

113. Doing something does not require discipline. It creates its own discipline – with a little help from caffeine. – Annie Dillard

114. Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure. – Gary Ryan Blair

115. Before something can become a habit it must first be practiced as a discipline. – Kenneth Blanchard

116. If you have to discipline yourself to achieve art, you discipline yourself. – Mason Currey

117. Discipline is consistency of action. – James C. Collins

118. Discipline is creating the situation. – Shunryu Suzuki

119. Discipline is the bedrock of character. – Phil Pringle

120. Discipline is the servant of inspiration. – Bebe Moore Campbell

121. Discipline is rarely enjoyable, but almost always profitable. – Darrin Patrick

122. Discipline is not only very important, it’s crucial. – Kevin Keegan

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

124. Discipline is what it takes to be a disciple of success – Constance Chuks Friday

125. Discipline is positive. Discipline is training. Teaching and discipline are inseparable. – Jean Fleming

126. Discipline is the virtue that begins in obedience and flowers in self-control. – Ted Malloch

127. Discipline is remembering what you want most, not what you want now. – Billy Blanks

128. Discipline is not a light switch. Discipline is a way of life. – John Harbaugh

129. Discipline is what you must have to resist the lure of excuses – Brian Tracy

130. Discipline is never an end in itself, only a means to an end. – Robert Fripp

131. Discipline is the greatest form of love you can show someone. Great players crave discipline – Tom Izzo

132. Discipline our youth in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties. – Noah Webster

133. Discipline is a choice. It’s simply consistently choosing the hard right over the easy wrong. – Rory Vaden

134. Discipline works from the inside out, and punishment tries to work from the outside in. – Danny Silk

135. Discipline is the only sure way I know to convince people to believe in themselves – Pat Summitt

136. Discipline is the long and arduous process of convincing the mind to abide by one’s conscience. – Wes Fesler

137. Discipline will never bring about love for God, but love for God will bring about discipline. – Matt Chandler

138. Discipline means choices. Every time you say yes to a goal or objective, you say no to many more. – Sybil Stanton

139. A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind – Herbert Spencer

140. Greatness comes with discipline. – Erwin McManus

141. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose. – John W. Gardner

142. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. – Max Ehrmann

143. Talent is cheap. What really matters is discipline. – Andre Dubus

144. In war, discipline can do more than fury. – Niccolo Machiavelli

145. Discipline is a given; the choice is whether it is applied internally or externally. – Orrin Woodward

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146. The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret. – Nido R Qubein

147. There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence. – Massimo Vignelli

148. The essence of successful discipline is not technique; rather, it is self-confidence. – John Rosemond

149. The only lasting form of discipline is self-imposed discipline. – Dale Brown

150. Discipline to me is sacrifice; it’s willingness to give up something you want to do, so you can better yourself. – Bobby Bowden

151. There is a thin line between discipline and harassment. Discipline breeds success; harassment breeds contempt. – Lou Holtz

152. If you are an effective manager of your self, your discipline comes from within; it is a function of your independent will. You are a disciple, a follower, of your own deep values and their source. And you have the will, the integrity, to subordinate your feelings, your impulses, your moods to those values. – Stephen Covey

153. Discipline for sin, not for dirt. Don’t mind dirt or a mess if your boys are busy and happy. – Sharon Bomgaars

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

155. An organisation can only carry out its mandate if there is discipline, and where there is no discipline there can be no real progress – Nelson Mandela

156. “It’s a question of discipline,” the little prince told me later on. “When you’ve finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

157. If men live decently it is because discipline saves their very lives for them. – Sophocles

158. In life… we need to find a balance. You have to set rules and limitations – that is called discipline. And you have to practice that in all your worlds. – Cesar Millan

159. Only disciplined people become free, but their discipline is not obedience to others: their discipline is obedience to their own inner voice. And they are ready to risk anything for it. – Rajneesh

160. Training, a lot of the time, is just uncomfortable. But discipline is all about doing the thing that’s uncomfortable. – Frank Shamrock

161. From sports the greatest thing I’ve learned is discipline achieves goals. – Desmond Green

162. The key to success is having some discipline, .. You don’t have to be rocket scientist. – David Caruso

163. Discipline comes from the same root word as disciple, and implies patience and teaching on our part. It should not be done in anger. – Lynn G. Robbins

164. You have to be disciplined because if you lose your discipline and lose your shape, we’re playing against better players, so they’ll take advantage. – Paul Jewell

165. Discipline is important as long as you’re having a good time. What I always did was I did what I enjoyed, and I think that’s why I don’t have any grey hairs. – John Zorn

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