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You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
Only my condemnation injures me.
Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.
If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
To know is to control.
Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
Let nothing come between you and the light.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.