Quotes of Control

“ A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. ”

- Will Rogers

“ Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. ”

- George Washington

“ Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it! ”

- Edwin C. Bliss

“ Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish. ”

- Anne Bradstreet

“ Philosophy will clip an angel's wings. ”

- John Keats

“ Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. ”

- George Orwell

“ Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. ”

- Wilma Rudolph

“ Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. ”

- Uta Hagen

“ A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ When we think we lead we are most led. ”

- Lord Byron

“ Love, work and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it. ”

- Wilhelm Reich

“ Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject. ”

- Thomas Mann

“ Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it. ”

- Marianne Williamson

“ Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through my conscious thoughts. ”

- Anthony Robbins

“ I don't go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head. ”

- Princess Diana

“ Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. ”

- Buddha

“ Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. ”

- Frederick Douglass

“ You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that's assault, not leadership. ”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

“ The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday — but never jam today. ”

- Lewis Carroll

“ The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument… an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda. ”

- Dan Quayle

“ No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. ”

- Anatole France

“ 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

“ 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

“ Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. ”

- Henry Peter Brougham
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