Favorite Quotations ~  Control, 2 Get Anyone to Do Anything

"We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be." ~ Orison Swett Marden


Put yourself in the hands of the universe-then you will have no need for control. ~ Deepak Chopra

You don't have to be loud. If you know what you want, people respect that. ~ Sophia Coppola, Esquire

It turns out you have two choices: You can try to control people, or you can try to have a system that represents reality. I find that knowing what's really happening is more important than trying to control people. ~ Larry Page, NY Post, 8/24/04

I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable. ~ Richard Avedon

He is strong who conquers others; he who conquers himself is mighty. ~ Lao Tzu

When we try to control people and situations, we rob them and ourselves of the natural victories and setbacks that occur in life. ~ David Kessler, Life Lessons

If you think you control things that are in the control of others, you will lament. You will be disturbed and you will blame both gods and men. ~ Epictetus, Enchiridion

I am the president of my own life. ~ Marie C. Wilson

In order to be the best, you have to know your breaking point—go to the edge of it, but never go beyond. ~ Rebecca Twig

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

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our own power. ~ Descartes

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