discipline

A Quote by Epictetus on rules, discipline, life, law, and spirituality

Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. Once you have determined the spiritual principles you wish to exemplify, abide by these rules as if they were laws, as if it were indeed sinful to compromise them. Don't mind if others don't share your convictions. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

Source: The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, Pages: 79

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A Quote by Eric Butterworth on limitless, practice, and discipline

Diligently practice identifying yourself as a limitless expression of an unliminted Universe.  

Eric Butterworth

Source: Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity, Pages: 75

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A Quote by Eric Butterworth on practice, discipline, and excellence

Ask any great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they have arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice.

Eric Butterworth

Source: Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity, Pages: 75

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A Quote by Jim Collins on discipline and greatness

Everyone would like to be the best, but most organizations lack the discipline to figure out with egoless clarity what they can be the best at and the will to do whatever it takes to turn the potential into reality.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 128

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A Quote by Jim Collins on bureaucracy, incompetence, and discipline

...the purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incomptence and lack of discipline--a problem that largely goes away if you have the right people in the first place.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 121

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A Quote by Jim Collins on reality, faith, perseverance, discipline, and challenges

You must maintain unwavering faith that you can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties, AND at the same time, have the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 13

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on discipline, gold, and testing

This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, darkness, discipline, emotion, life, energy, and practice

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by George Washington on army, discipline, soul, success, and weakness

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by William John Bennett on compassion, courage, dependence, discipline, good, honesty, husbands, improvement, love, marriage, men, men and women, relationships, responsibility, sharing, strength, success, wives, and women

Marriage is a relationship based in no small part on virtues. The most basic of these is responsibility, for marriage is an arrangement held together by mutual dependence and reciprocal obligations. But successful marriages are about more than fulfilling the conditions of a contract. In good marriages, men and women seek to improve themselves for the sake of their loved one. They offer and draw moral strength by sharing compassion, courage, honesty, self-discipline and a host of other virtues. Husband and wives complete themselves through each other, and the whole of the union becomes stronger and more wonderful than the sum of the two parts.

William John Bennett (1943 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

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