Control isn't always about oppression and manipulation and these control quotes affirm this fact. Take a look at these famous manage quotations and sayings for a better perspective on this.

Control Quotes

Control is required in every facet of life wherein we need this ability to coordinate our actions so that we suppress, change or direct them purposefully. However, to control other aspects of life, one need to first learn self-control, which is the fundamental and most important factor of a disciplined life. To control one-self, one’s emotion, desires and outlook, can be very tough. But once this is done, the reins of life will be in one’s hands. Look through the control quotes given below to learn how controlling can lead life in a new direction.

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.

- Karl Marx

Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized, it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities. To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it.

- Germaine Greer

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.

- Jean Paul Sartre

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

- Theodore Roosevelt

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.

- Milan Kundera

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.

- Brian Tracy

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.

- Clint Eastwood

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives.

- Clint Eastwood

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.

- Noam Chomsky

Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.

- Noam Chomsky

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.

- Noam Chomsky

Democracy passes into despotism.

- Plato

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee

- Epictetus

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

- Epictetus

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.

- Epictetus

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.

- B. C. Forbes

It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.

- Henry David Thoreau

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

- Voltaire

If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.

- Janis Joplin

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.

- Cher

Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not.

- Cher

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.

- Jimmy Buffett

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery.

- Robin Williams

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts. you.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.

- Anne Frank

Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.

- Sitting Bull

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.

- Thomas Hobbes

All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.

- Simone de Beauvoir

This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.

- Simone de Beauvoir

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

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

- Andrew Carnegie

For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love.

- John Donne

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

- Chanakya

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.

- Larry King

I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

- Robert E. Lee

Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.

- William Shakespeare

O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad.

- King Lear , William Shakespeare

Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.

- Louis XIV

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