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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!
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.
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.
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.
The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
I have only one counsel for you -- be master.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it
There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.
It is far more important that one's life should be perceived than it should be transformed; for no sooner has it been perceived, than it transforms itself of its own accord.
Everybody has a hot button. Who is pushing yours? While you probably cannot control that person, you CAN control the way you react to them.
The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions...
The drive to resist compulsion is more important in wild animals than sex, food, or water. He found that captive white-footed mice spent inordinate time and energy just resisting experimental manipulation. If the experimenters turned the lights up, the mouse spent his time turning them down. If the experimenter turned the lights down, the mouse turned them up. The drive for competence or to resist compulsion is a drive to avoid helplessness.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Don't let other people tell you what you want.
When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.
You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.
You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.
Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny.
We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.
You are the one who can stretch your own horizon.
What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
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.
Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man.
He who has the pepper may season as he lists.
He is great enough that is his own master.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
The word is control. That's my ultimate -- to have control.
Drive thy business or it will drive thee.
As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
Your real self -- the I am I -- is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food.
The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.
Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure... they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it.