quotes

Discipline

If you can’t fly, run! If you can’t run, walk! If you can’t walk, crawl! But by all means keep moving. • Martin Luther King Jr.

If God can get it through you, God will give it to you. • Pastor E.V. Hill

The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. • John Wooden, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach

Looking back, my life seems to be one long obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle. • Jack Paar

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. • Ben Franklin

I will get ready and then perhaps my chance will come. • Abraham Lincoln

The price of greatness is responsibility. • Winston Churchill

It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required. • Winston Churchill

I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. • Vince Lombardi

Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. • Winston Churchill

A winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others. A loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows. • Syndey Harris (summing up the elements of a teachable mind-set)

He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. • James Allen

What we do on some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline. • H.P. Liddon

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. • Roy L. Smith

Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field and hope that the cow will back up to them. • Albert Hubert

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. • Leo Tolstoy, novelist

The alternative to discipline is disaster. • Vance Havner

True will power and courage are not on the battlefield, but in everyday conquests over our inertia, laziness, and boredom. • D.L. Moody

If one examines the secret behind a championship football team, a magnificent orchestra, or a successful business, the principal ingredient is invariably discipline. • James Dobson

Sacrifice is an ongoing process, not a one-time payment. • John C. Maxwell

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned, and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. • Thomas Huxley, Biologist & Educator

The world needs Christians who don't tolerate the complacency of their own lives. • Francis Chan

Greatness never emerges outside of hard work. ...The combination of talent and passion funneled through the crucible of discipline and determination result[s] in an expression of skill and execution that [is] later deemed greatness and genius." • Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. • Jim Collins

Moments of greatness are far more appealing than a lifetime of faithfulness, but it is only though a lifetime of faithfulness—a lifetime of integrity, in which we have chosen to be strong and courageous—that we will look back and realize that our lives have become masterpieces. • Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul

Never make a point at the expense of making a difference. • Andy Stanley