67+ Best Control Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Living life is can be very challenging at times. Sometimes you get confused and frustrated by what you’re doing, or where you’re going. But, in the end, you should take back ownership of yourself. Inspirational control quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Control Quotes

Everybody thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing himself.  Leo Tolstoy

Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this to know so much and to have control over nothing. Herodotus

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy unless you let him. Napoleon Hill

The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence. Paul Auster

Prudent, cautious self control, is wisdom’s root. Robert Burns

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. Brian Tracy

Such power there is in clear eyed self restraint. James Russell Lowell

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe

He that would govern others first should be The Master of himself. Philip Massinger

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king. John Milton

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. Amelia Earhart

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. Steve Maraboli

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. Mario Andretti

My life didn’t please me, so I created my life. Coco Chanel

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind. Jim Morrison

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. Pythagoras

Rule your mind or it will rule you. Horace

Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control. Jeffrey Gitomer

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs. Andrew Carnegie

If you aren’t humble, whatever empathy you claim is false and probably results from some arrogance or the desire to control. But true empathy is rooted in humility and the understanding that there are many people with as much to contribute in life as you. Anand Mahindra

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. Og Mandino

Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don’t mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That’s not power. That’s just corruption. Jordan Peterson

Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure? they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it. John Bentham

I do take advantage of, you know, feeling sensual and feeling sexy. And I think that is tremendously empowering and is not diminishing in any way. I fell that any woman who is in control, who is in touch with her femininity and sensuality, is a woman that is empowered. Shakira

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality. Dr. Samuel Johnson

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed. Paulo Coelho

Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. Thomas Jefferson

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control now. Denis Waitley

Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them. ancient Samurai saying

In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action. Diamond Dallas Page

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. Chinese Proverb

The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. Chris Pine

As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need tremendous self control. Ashleigh Brilliant

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. Tom Clancy

My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice my responsibility win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. Elaine Maxwell

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control. Tom Landry

You either get bitter or you get better.  It’s that simple.  You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down.  The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you. Josh Shipp

And after Brexit, we will be free to determine our economic future, with control over our money, laws and borders. Liz Truss

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.  Samurai maxim

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day to day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. Marilu Henner

The mere possession of a gun is, in itself, an urge to kill, not only by design, but by accident, by madness, by fright, by bravado. Louisa May Alcott

A lot of things are going to happen that you can’t necessarily control all the time, but you can control what you do after it happens. So that’s what I try to do, keep my head up, keep moving forward, stay positive and just work hard. Lonzo Ball

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. Charles Robert Darwin

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Irving Berlin

When any fit of anxiety or gloominess or perversion of the mind lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints but exert your whole care to hide it. By endeavoring to hide it, you will drive it away. Dr. Samuel Johnson

The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God’s plan seems like it doesn’t make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us. Allyson Felix

If you’re always in a hurry, always trying to get ahead of the other guy, or someone else’s performance is what motivates you, then that person is in control of you. Dr. Wayne W

I feel as though, if you’re able to control your dreams, you have more power and control over your mind, like you could reach more areas of your mind. Therefore, I feel like it creates the ability for you to achieve more things in reality. Juice Wrld

It is so easy to be confrontive without being informative indignant without being intelligent; impulsive without being insightful.  Neal A. Maxwell

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. Philip K. Dick

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will and things serve him who serves Truth people seek guidance of him who is master of himself. James Allen

No one is in control of your happiness but you therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. Barbara De Angelis

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. Steve Maraboli

There is no us and them it’s an illusion. We are all human beings, and we all have a responsibility to support one another and to discover ways of wresting the power from the very, very few people who control all the cash and all the property. Roger Waters

Life is to be lived, not controlled and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. Ralph Ellison

To become mindfully aware of our surroundings is to bring our thinking back to our present moment reality and to the possibility of some semblance of serenity in the face of circumstances outside our ability to control. Jeff Kober

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum. Noam Chomsky

I don’t have any control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I’m there. That’s all that matters. SZA

The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing. Michael E. Gerber

The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power. Ted Nugent

Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. Chuang Tzu

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands your own. Mark Victor Hansen

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self mastery the depth of his failure by his self abandonment. And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others. Leonardo da Vinci

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