85+ 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

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

Don’t let someone else control what you do in life. It’s your decisions, your outcomes, your life. – Anonymous

No one has power over you unless you give it to them, you are in control of your life and your choices decide your own fate. – Anonymous

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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

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

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. Dyer

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

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. – Anonymous

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

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

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. – William Penn

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

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

Be yourself, take control of your life. – Emma Bunton

Don’t allow others to control the direction of your life. – Anonymous

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. we ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha

Your brain shall be your servant instead of your master, Your will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you. – Charles E. Popplestone

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

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

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

It’s your life. Don’t let others tell you how to live it. – Anonymous

Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else. – Anonymous

The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. – Irene C. Kassorla

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

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

The control center of your life is your attitude. – Anonymous

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

Freedom is born of self-discipline. No individual, no nation, can achieve or maintain liberty without self-control. The undisciplined man is a slave to his own weaknesses. – Alan Valentine

If you don’t like the situation you are in, change it. You are in control of your own life. – Anonymous

You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions your take. – Jack Canfield

Take control of your habits. Take control of your life. – Anonymous

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust. – Josh Billings

I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food. – Erma Bobeck

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

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

You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be. – Napoleon Hill

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

Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock. – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. – Napoleon Hill

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

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward. – Napolean Hill

What consumes your mind is what controls your life. – Anonymous

Do not forget that you are who you decided to be. Stay in control of your life. – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life. – John Landis Mason

Freedom is control in your own life. – Willie Nelson

You are in control of your life. Don’t ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made. – Barbara Hall

Only you can control your future. – Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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

The two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort. – Billy Cox

Take the power to control your own life. Take the power to make your life happy. – Susan Polis Schutz

You are responsible for your own happiness and success. – Harvey Mackay

Control your thoughts. Decide about that which you will think and concentrate upon. You are in charge of your life to the degree you take charge of your thoughts. – Earl Nightingale

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

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

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life. – Tony Robbins

Start living by taking back the control of your life now! Create a life more in tune with your true desires. – Steven Redhead

The Savior’s constant desire and effort were to implant in the mind right thoughts, pure motives, noble ideals, knowing full well that right words and actions would inevitably follow.

He taught, and modern physiology and psychology confirm, that hate and jealousy and other evil passions destroy a man’s physical vigor and efficiency. What a man continually thinks about determines his actions in times of opportunity and stress. A man’s reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man’s character. In these reactions are revealed the man’s power to govern or his forced servility to yield. – David Oman McKay

Wherever we look in the ancient world the past has been controlled, but nowhere more rigorously than in the history of the Christian church. The methods of control, wherever we find them, fall under three general heads which might be described as (a) the invention, (b) the destruction, and (c) the alteration of documents. – Hugh Nibley

Your attention please: No one is coming to save you. This life of yours is 100% your responsibility. – Anonymous

You control you. – Anonymous

Control your own destiny or someone else will. – Jack Welch

Success is hastened or delayed by one’s habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life. – Paramahansa Yogananda

He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures. – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. – Anthony (Tony) Robbins

O, it is excellent to have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. – William Shakespeare

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions. – W. Clement Stone

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. – William Clement Stone

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. – Tao Te Ching

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear. – Mark Twain

Four innate sentiments dispose people to a universal moral sense. These are sympathy, fairness, self-control and duty. – James Q. Wilson

If you can control a man’s thinking, you do not have to worry about his actions. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself . If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one. – George G. Woodson

Control your destiny or somebody else will. – Jack Welsh

You must be on top of change or change will be on top of you. – Mark Victor Hansen

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