The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins
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.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
Ancient Samurai saying
Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
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.
P. J. O'Rourke
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
W. Clement Stone
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions...