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His intellectual eminence carries with it corresponding moral responsibilities. The greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. . . Murder kills only the individual - and, after all, what is an individual?
You can't control it. Life is not something you wield.
Mastery of impulse is all about self-discipline and choice. The mind is a powerful tool with which we have the ability to be in control of ourselves.
The definition of management is literally "control," but the definition of true leadership is love.
Shalt thou give law to God, shalt thou dispute With Him the points of liberty who made Thee what thou art and formed the pow'rs of Heav'n Such as He pleased and circumscribed their being?
A sudden rain: reminding me once again that I'm not in control.
I have everything under control. It's time you realized it and let me be who I am.
I will erase this world of yours with such magnificence of my presence that your vision will remain no more, your eyes fading to darkness and your soul barren before me, in my grasp that I shall corrupt to a slave of mine.
Perhaps she would learn in time to permit both her daughter and her gods to govern their own affairs.
Control or be controlled is a mantra that offers a solution to external techniques aimed at modifying behaviour.
A man’s life is not qualified by how much wealth, power, pleasure or control he has, but by the values of godliness he possesses.
I look around at everybody laughing and joking together and struggle to understand my life has become a living hell that nobody present could even begin to imagine
She felt like a baton getting passed along in a relay race, completely devoid of any control over her destiny.
You can control people if you know their language. You can shut them up.
You're only going to tire yourself out trying. Best to quit while you're ahead. That way, no one gets hurt.' 'How very droll,' Antoinette said, drawing close to the bars of the cage. 'Because I was going to say precisely the same thing about your little revolution.' 'It's hardly a revolution if the man in charge condones it,' Troius said. 'It's amusing that you assume it is that man who controls Thremedon,' Antoinette snarled.
Those that wish to control you will always try to limit your options or eliminate legitimate choices.
I don't like taking from anyone. I'd rather be a giver, though not for any worthy reason. It's about control, obviously. If I give, I control; if I take, I am controlled. If someone offers me something for free I am at once suspicious.
Mary E. Demuth
To become more like Jesus we must understand that the only growth we can be in charge of is our own.
I had surrendered to my feelings for him, backing down on a plan I was so hell bent on sticking with. And now, I was no longer in control. That both excited and terrified me.
All defensiveness and emotional tumult is a fear response because of your need for acceptance and ruthless control of the territory of your safe fantasy world.
Efficient control over what is experienced is necessary to live a life that is desirable.
Whoever is controlling your time, whenever that time is going, whoever is taking decisions on that time is the one controlling your life
Now, you and I both know that if you can control the flow of information, you can control everything.
Creativity without discipline will struggle, creativity with discipline will succeed.
It is possible to be a puppet on a string, controlled by hidden forces.
… we don't need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence …
You can only start to discover your true positive self in life, if you rise to the challenge and take total control of your thoughts and beliefs, and never permit them to negatively control you again.
The power of this Christian talk was produced by many things, among them a remorseless hortatory pedagogy, a hectoring moralising of the individual, and a ceaseless management of the minutiae of everyday life. Above all, it was a form of speech marked by an absence of humour. It was a morose and a deadly serious world. The joke, the humorous kick, the hilarious satires, the funny cut-them-down-to-size jibe, have vanished.’ And in the place of humour, came fear. Christian congregations found themselves rained on by oratorical fire and brimstone. For their own good, of course. As Chrysostom observed with pleasure: ‘in our churches we hear countless discourses on eternal punishments, on rivers of fire, on the venomous worm, on bonds that cannot be burst, on exterior darkness’.
We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will.
Now, however open a person manages to be, there is one possibility to which he remains as closed as ever: the possibility that when he uncovers his deepest anxieties he will find hidden inside them certain horrifying truths which his whole effort to control his life has been designed to keep repressed.
No. I cannot let him control me. You are mine, Adelina, Enzo growls. Turn your powers against your own fleet.
The tobacco control movement provides a good model for how to achieve massive societal changes. In 1965, over 50 percent of men and 34 percent of women smoked. By 2010, only 23.5 percent of men and 17.9 percent of women were smoking (CDC 2011). These numbers represent one of the twentieth century’s most important public health achievements.
Anger, hate, blind temper, that crazy switch to destroy, all of it purified into discipline and control, the best side of boxing, Billy says.
Having a strong spirit, we can control the desires of the flesh.
She was suddenly sweet and solicitous, and it was very strange. She should have stayed sharp and brusque. She should have commanded: Let me work with that muck of yours! I would have complied in a moment.
Fear is what created the monster in the room, and in order to overcome the many problems and enslavements that we have today, it is not about getting rid of the monster, but about getting rid of the fear.
Stop focusing on what you can’t change. Instead, focus on what you can change. Start with you, and your own life. Empower yourself by making empowered choices. The more empowered you feel the less you will have the need to try to control other people or circumstances.
C. Joybell C
Any system that does not allow one to question it, has its roots digging into manipulation and control. And manipulation and control are devised by people in power. Not by gods and angels. If you fear questioning what you have been taught and if you fear to think freely and make decisions based upon what you feel, see and know; because a system has taught you to have that fear, you should know that you are under that manipulation, you are under that control. You have this one life and you are planning to live it based upon a path dictated to you as the truth, instead of questioning and seeking what the truth might actually be. Truth does not need to tell you not to look left and not to look right, because the validity of its character does not depend upon whether you open your eyes or not! Truth remains true in all times and it will encourage you to think freely, to ask questions, and to seek! Truth is not a fragile thing easily broken if you fail to tiptoe around it. Truth is not a fragile thing easily broken if you fail to wrap your hands around it. Truth is never failing and does not need the human race, or any other race living or dead, to validate it.
There is a need to drive and manage life while not letting life drive or manage you.
You need to be careful about interacting with corporate controlled governments, as killing people is part of their business model.
You may have control of your life, but you cannot control your environment. You cannot control the economy, trends, family circumstances, accidents, unexpected expenses, and the weather of life. You cannot control other people and their moods, personal situations, or issues. You cannot control biases or changes in your industry of choice. You cannot control jealousy and envy in others. Unfortunately you cannot control everything. However, you can control your own STRENGTH to get back up and START AGAIN.
But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current. For when those walls come down, then love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible; it doesn't even matter whether we can keep the loved one at our side. To love is to lose control.
You are your abilities and they are you. I can't put it to you more plainly. Do you know why I hate this cure? It's a statement that what we are is inherently wrong. It's a punishment for something that isn't our fault - all because they can't control their fear about what we can do, anymore than they can control their resentment that there are people out there stronger and more powerful than they are. They want to strip you of yourself - your ability to protect and enforce your right to make decisions about your life. Your own body. Mark my words: in the end, it won't be a choice. They'll decide this for you.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Under his feet he felt the hillroots going down and down into the dark, and over his head he saw the dry, far fires of the stars. Between, all things were his to order, to command. He stood at the center of the world.
The dream of control is seductive but it leads to monoculture in the field and fortified white bread in the supermarket.
Guard your time with all you’ve got
His rules were thus: One, resist when beneficial to the cause. Two, dignity before humiliation. Three, don’t show true emotions.
Mary E. Demuth
Sometimes we control our family members because we idolize and idealize our perfect plan over the journey that God has laid out for them. (p. 56)
Maybe it's because he never had any control over what was happening to him as a boy. Being late was somehow a way of taking charge.
While understanding that we need this matrix to experience life on earth, we should also be able to enjoy a certain sense of detachment from it, and thus feel more empowered to make our own choices. We should thus come out feeling much more in control of our own personal journeys.