39 Quotes About Self Mastery


Having the ability to transform yourself into who you are meant to be takes a desire and willingness to change. These quotes about self mastery offer the right encouragement you need to succeed.

“A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure.”

“Achieve self-mastery over your thoughts, and constantly direct them toward your goals and objectives. Learn to focus your attention on the goals that you want to achieve and on finding ways to achieve those goals.”

“All know the way, but few actually walk it.”

“All who become men of power reach their estate by the same self-mastery, the same self-adjustment to circumstances, the same voluntary exercise and discipline of their faculties, and the same working of their life up to and into their high ideals of life.”

“Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.”

“Discipline comes through self control. This means that you must control all negative qualities. Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself. ”

“Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. ”

“For me, there is no such thing as a negative experience.”

“Freedom and happiness come from understanding – and working with – our limits. Begin at once a program of self-mastery. Stick with your purpose.”

“Freedom is born of self-discipline. No individual, no nation, can achieve or maintain liberty without self-control. The undisciplined man (or woman) is a slave to his own weaknesses.”

“If thou canst walk on water, thou art no better than a straw. If thou canst fly in the air, thou art no better than a fly. Conquer thy heart that thou mayest become somebody.”

“In writing you work toward a result you won’t see for years, and can’t be sure you’ll ever see. It takes stamina and self-mastery and faith. It demands those things of you, then gives them back with a little extra, a surprise to keep you coming.”

“It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

“Let’s ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.”

“Love is not about others; love is a practice of self-mastery.”

“Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”

“No man is free who is not master of himself.”

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”

“One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.”

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

“Self-awareness is a key to self-mastery.”

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.”

“Self-mastery calls for thorough familiarity with one’s mental and emotional strengths. And it calls for sustaining a commitment to personal growth – the understanding of what makes you tick as an individual – as well as personal development.”

“Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”

“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.”

“The best martial artist doesn’t win fights, but avoids fights. Martial arts is a way of gaining basic self-mastery of your mind, body and emotions. It can also be very useful in combat situations.”

“The cornerstone of effective leadership is self-mastery.”

“The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.”

“The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.”

“The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.”

“The most important attribute of man as a moral being is the faculty of self-control.”

“The price that must be paid for mastery is discipline. No one achieves lasting success without it. So from the moment you awake each day, devote yourself to the perfection of whatever you pursue.”

“The principle of fasting is taught in almost all major world religions as a means of developing a higher level of self-mastery and self-control, and also a deeper awareness of how really dependent we are.”

“Those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.”

“Time management requires self-discipline, self-mastery and self-control more than anything else.”

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”

“True genius, in strategy or anywhere, lies in self-control, self-mastery, presence of mind, fluidity of thought.”

“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.”

There are some fundamental strategies and core characteristics that are required to reach self mastery.

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