A Quote by Herbert Spencer on control and self-control

The most important attribute of man as a moral being is the faculty of self-control.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Heraclitus on boredom and control

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

Heraclitus (c.540 - c.475 BC)

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A Quote by Henry Clay on control, day, fear, influence, men, and power

There is no power like oratory. Caesar controlled men by exciting their fears, Cicero by . . . swaying their passions. The influence of the one perished; that of the other continues to this day.

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

Source: Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations, by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.

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A Quote by Herbert Ernest Bates on control, fulfillment, ideas, life, purpose, wishes, and world

He who wishes to fulfill his mission in the world must be a man of one idea, that is, of one great overmastering purpose, overshadowing all his aims, and guiding and controlling his entire life.

H.E. Bates (1905 - 1974)

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A Quote by Harvey S. Firestone on circumstances, control, exercise, judgment, and opportunity

A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often he has no opportunity to exercise judgment.

Harvey S. Firestone

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A Quote by Harry S. Kennedy, D.D. on control, evil, goodness, problems, strength, technology, weakness, and world

I have two basic convictions: First, more harm has  been done by weak persons than by wicked persons; secondly, the problems of the world are caused by the weakness of goodness rather than by the strength of evil. It is evident that we have allowed technology to outstrip social controls.... Man must catch up with what he has created.

Harry S. Kennedy

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A Quote by H. Stanley Judd on control, death, joy, life, energy, optimism, reality, and reflection

You may be dead broke and that's a reality, but in spirft may be brimming over with optimism, joy, and energy; the reality of your life may result from many outside factors, none of which you can control. Your attitudes, however, reflect the ways in which you evaluate what is happening.

H. Stanley Judd

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A Quote by H. Stanley Judd on control, life, energy, and understanding

In the end, we do battle only with ourselves. Once we understand this and focus our energy on what we can do to control our lives . . . we begin to gain important insights into how life works.

H. Stanley Judd

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A Quote by Grant Von Harrison on ability, control, devil, direction, discipline, exercise, faith, heaven, learning, mind, and power

Until you learn to discipline your mind and have complete control over it, you will be expressly limited in your capacity to exercise faith. The full power of the mind is only realized when it is specifically focused and directed to a specific end. If you allow your mind to dwell randomly on incidental or mundane preoccupations, you will be limited in your ability to draw on the power of faith and your mind will not be a source of power for you. You will discover, however, that as you attempt to control and focus your mind, the devil will bring things to your view to distract you. When you can control your mind and not allow it to be distracted, you will be able to exercise unlimited faith and unlock the powers of heaven by your faith.

Grant Von Harrison

Source: Drawing on the Powers of Heaven, p. 37.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on colors, control, and survival

He who puts . . . a product upon the market as it demands, controls that market, regardless of color. It is simply a survival of the fittest.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: "The Negro as Farmer;" in Twenty-Century Negro Literature, c. 1905.

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