control

A Quote by William George Jordan on control, glory, humanity, individuality, retirement, self-control, strength, welfare, and world

The man who is calm does not selfishly isolate himself from the world, for he is intensely interested in all the concerns the welfare of humanity. His calmness is but a Holy of Holies into which he can retire from the world to get strength to live in the world. He realizes that the full glory of individuality, the crowning of his self-control is the majesty of calmness.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 12

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A Quote by William James on action, control, direction, and feeling

Action and feeling go together and by regulating the action which is under the more direct control of the will, we can regulate the feeling, which is not.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William D. Ruckelshaus on control and nature

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

William D. Ruckelshaus

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A Quote by William A. Niskanen on accidents, church, control, dependence, expectation, good, government, jobs, liberty, life, losing, nations, people, risk, security, television, and tragedy

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras. . . . As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.

William A. Niskanen

Source: “For a Less Responsive Government,” Cato Policy Report, 1996

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A Quote by Will Cuppy on change, control, cute, justice, learning, schools, and simplicity

Some fishes become extinct, but Herrings go on forever. Herrings spawn at all times and places and nothing will induce them to change their ways. They have no fish control. Herrings congregate in schools, where they learn nothing at all. They move in vast numbers in May and October. Herrings subsist upon Copepods and Copepods subsist upon Diatoms and Diatoms just float around and reproduce. Young Herrings or Sperling or Whitebait are rather cute. They have serrated abdomens. The skull of the Common or Coney Island Herring is triangular, but he would be just the same anyway. (The nervous system of the Herring is fairly simple. When the Herring runs into something the stimulus is flashed to the forebrain, with or without results.)

Will Cuppy (1884 - 1949)

Source: Will Cuppy, How to Become Extinct, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1984, p. 13.

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A Quote by Wanda Hope Carter on achievement, belief, cheating, control, destiny, dreams, effort, family, friendship, god, habits, justice, learning, lies, life, love, order, people, planning, practice, study, trying, and understanding

To Achieve Your Dreams Remember Your ABC's Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Believe in yourself. Consider things from every angle. Don't give up and don't give in. Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. Give more than you planned to. Hang on to your dreams. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Just do it. Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier. Love yourself first and most. Make it happen. Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal. Open your eyes and see things as they really are. Practice makes perfect. Quitters never win and winners never quit. Read, study and learn about everything important in your life. Stop procrastinating. Take control of your own destiny. Understand yourself in order to better understand others. Visualize it. Want it more than anything. 'Excellerate' your efforts. You are unique of all God's creations, nothing can replace YOU. Zero in on your target and go for it!

Wanda Hope Carter

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A Quote by W. Clement Stone on control and habits

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habits and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone (1902 -)

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A Quote by W. Clement Stone on control, direction, and emotion

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions...

W. Clement Stone (1902 -)

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A Quote by Vivian Elisabeth Glyck on birds, control, emotion, garden, life, energy, losing, love, plants, relationships, and time

Many things love to come and live off your plants, including bacteria, bugs, birds, and bunnies. If you don't control them, entire crops can be ruined. The result of your careful cultivation, in your garden and in your life, can be lost to predators in a short time. . . . Take a look at your life, what toxic relationships, substances and emotions are feeding on your energy and taking away from what you have to give to others. Eliminate them.

Vivian Elisabeth Glyck

Source: 1997

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on control, freedom, order, and water

To enjoy freedom . . . we have of course to control ourselves. We must not squander our powers, helplessly and ignorantly, squirting half the house in order to water a single rose.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Second Common Reader

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