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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.

Adolf Hitler

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.

Clint Eastwood

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

William S. Burroughs

Smash the control images. Smash the control machine.

Adolf Hitler

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.

Thomas Hobbes

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

Kayleigh McEnany

The radical Left wants control over the lives of the American people and will sink to any depths to get it.

Angelina Jolie

Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.

Billie Eilish

I like to be in control of how I look and how I feel and how I act.

Technically, web browsers can control what users see, and sites using Javascript can overwrite anything coming from the original authors. Browsers heavily utilize Javascript to create an interactive Internet; sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Gmail could be crippled without it.

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Virginia Woolf

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

Sir Thomas Browne

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.

Theodore Roosevelt

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

John David Washington

I can only control what I can, which is what I'm able to do as an artist.

James Madison

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center.

Woodrow Wilson

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

Elon Musk

It's OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.

Helen Reddy

I wanted control over the merchandising, the actual packaging of the product. That was a big factor. The only way for me to exercise control on all those levels was to start my own label.

River Phoenix

When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.

Vladimir Putin

You need to put drones under control; you need to lay out certain rules of engagement in order to prevent or minimize collateral casualties. It is extremely important.

Michael Schumacher

Those who have come into Formula One without experiencing cars devoid of electronic aids will find it tough. To control 800 horse power relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise.

Benjamin Disraeli

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Quentin Tarantino

Digital presentation is just television in public; we're all just getting together and watching TV without pointing the remote control at the screen.


The greatest bulwark against an overreaching government, as tyrants know, is a religious population. That is because religious people form communities of interest adverse to government control of their lives; religious communities rely on their families and each other rather than an overarching government utilizing force.

Rita Mae Brown

We animals live life in all its glorious uncertainty. Why do politicians think they can control events?

Lord Byron

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.

Dr. Seuss

Only you can control your future.

Andrew Jackson

Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.

Bill Watterson

If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.

Barack Obama

You know, one of the things I think you understand as president is you're held responsible for everything, but you don't always have control of everything, right?

Alexis de Tocqueville

The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.

Warren G. Bennis

I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.

Willie Nelson

Freedom is control in your own life.


It's inevitable that you feel scared when you don't have control of a situation.

Conan O'Brien

John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though they don't know what they're doing. Then Travolta said he often does the same thing with his career.

Lenny Kravitz

I wouldn't play together with someone who likes to control everything like me.

Heath Ledger

I'm in control of my life, not anyone in Hollywood.

Bill Clinton

I am in support of the NRA position on gun control.

Steve Carell

I don't feel that I have to control every aspect of things that I appear in. You learn a lot performing someone else's writing.

Selena Gomez

I feel confident. I feel empowered. I feel in control.

Kanye West

Our focus needs to be less on what our legacy's going to be or how we can control each other and more how we can give to each other.

John McCain

China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy, fat kid that's running North Korea.

Drew Barrymore

I'm a total control freak and love to participate in the design of every single aspect of life.

Dan Quayle

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.

In many cases, Obama's exercise of authoritarian power is criminal. His executive branch is responsible for violations of the Arms Export Control Act in shipping weapons to Syria, the Espionage Act in Libya, and IRS law with regard to the targeting of conservative groups.

William S. Burroughs

Americans have a special horror of giving up control, of letting things happen in their own way without interference.

Drew Barrymore

I'm a bit of a control freak.

Reese Witherspoon

My whole drive to be an actor was finding roles that I really believed represent modern women, the struggles that we deal with. Women who are strong and capable and in control of their own lives.

Andrew Jackson

Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.

Travis Scott

I see hip-hop as going in a self-managing place. It's very culturally controlled and artist-controlled. It's not really based on a label anymore. Everything is pretty much in the control of the artist. Which is amazing.

Chuck Palahniuk

You realize you have no control over how you're perceived.

Maya Angelou

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Helena Bonham Carter

I just went and got an agent because I thought I can create my own world - you can't right your own life, but you can escape to a world where you can have control.

Travis Scott

I don't get why radio shows allow artists to do shows without creative control, without any art direction at all. Instead of that, I get their press guys, their camera guys to be my backdrop of my show.

Art Radio

My love of performing goes way back. My mom got me on 'Romper Room' when I was five - it was my favorite show. But they couldn't control me. I would run up and smack the camera, and I'd jump around and do my little flips and routines. I wish I could get that tape now.

Willie Nelson

I'm from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Contraceptive protection is something every woman must have access to, to control her own destiny.

Michael Jordan

I like control.

Billie Eilish

Smiling makes me feel weak and not in control and not powerful and small.

Rudy Giuliani

When you're in a crisis of, you know, tremendous proportions, it's beyond any human capability to control, you just make the best decisions you can, and you just hope that your intuition is correct.

The bottom line is, when it comes to an actor and his performance, whether nominated or not, it simply has to do with whether that character had enough resonance with the audience. You know, to the filmgoers. And that something that you can't control.

William S. Burroughs

Scientology is a model control system, a state in fact with its own courts, police, rewards and penalties.

Blaise Pascal

Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.

Kamala Harris

I grew up hearing stories about my grandmother - my mother's mother - who used to go to villages in India in her little VW bug. My grandmother would take a bullhorn and make sure women in these villages knew how to access birth control.

Edinson Cavani

In football, sometimes things happen that are outside of your control, leading the club to make decisions.


Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.

Mariah Carey

Honestly, everybody gets talked about. Some people control their press a little more than others. Some people feed the press and move it the way they want to. I don't do that.


The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.

Bill Bryson

In the countryside, litter doesn't have a friend. It doesn't have anybody who's saying, 'Wait a minute, this is really starting to get out of control.'

Conor McGregor

Many people don't understand ring control. They think they do until they're against someone who really understands how to set traps, how to create holes in the octagon that they fall into.

Joe Biden

You know we're going to control the insurance companies.

In the matriarchy, which happens in a little microcosm across the blogosphere, we have these mini 'women in control' societies. And what I've noticed... is, under the guise of empowering women, they end up being real cruel. And I think, 'Jeez, here in my patriarchy, we wouldn't do that.'

The whole thing about writing a play is that it's all about controlling the flow of information traveling from the stage to the audience. It's a stream of information, but you've got your hand on the tap, and you control in which order the audience receives it and with what emphasis, and how you hold it all together.

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Adam Sandler

I definitely connected to the fact that life gets out of control and you end up doing things and wishing you were doing other things instead.

Dolly Parton

If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control.

John Ruskin

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court.

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Ambrose Bierce

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.

Sylvester Stallone

In the movies, I kill guys with an axe. In real life, I can't control a nine-year-old girl.

Thanks to presidential immunity and executive control of the Justice Department, there are no consequences to executive branch lawbreaking. And when it comes to presidential lawbreaking, the sitting president could literally strangle someone to death on national television and meet with no consequences.

Megan Fox

I don't read my own press, so I don't know what's being reported on a daily basis - I only hear about things when they reach a sort of Def-Con status, and my publicist calls me because we have to do some damage control.

There's no other company that could make a MacBook Air and the reason is that not only do we control the hardware, but we control the operating system. And it is the intimate interaction between the operating system and the hardware that allows us to do that. There is no intimate interaction between Windows and a Dell notebook.

Marilyn Monroe

Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out.

Mark Twain

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

Steve Jobs

I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.

Sylvester Stallone

I was on cruise control from '85 to '95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn't directing. I wasn't writing. That's not who I am.

Stephen Hawking

If you understand the universe, you control it, in a way.

Megan Fox

I don't like feeling out of control. I have to feel like I'm in control of my body.

Vladimir Putin

How does one control weight? By not overeating. How does one stay in shape? One plays sports. There are no magic pills here.

Stephen Hawking

What I'd really like to control is not machines, but people.

Mitch McConnell

We did the two-year extension of Bush tax cuts in 2010. We negotiated the Budget Control Act in August of 2011 and the fiscal cliff deal at the end of 2012, which saved 99 percent of Americans from a tax increase.

Mike Pence

Here in Indiana, we run a nationally-recognized program called the Healthy Indiana Plan. The Healthy Indiana Plan offers the uninsured an affordable health care plan with savings accounts that they control.

Jennifer Aniston

There is nothing you can control about love.

Taylor Swift

If you're yelling you're the one who's lost control of the conversation.

Donald Trump

In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map. Libya was stable. Egypt was peaceful. Iraq was seeing a really big, big reduction in violence. Iran was being choked by sanctions. Syria was somewhat under control.

Stephen Hawking

As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control.

Vladimir Putin

I think we should not control the Internet.