Selected Quotes about Control

The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully. -- Karl Albrecht

Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money. Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control. -- Robert G Allen

Most people think that 50 per cent of a public company is the key to controlling it. While this is true in theory, to a large extent you lose control just by having to appoint nonexecutive directions. -- Richard Branson

I rarely lose my temper - in fact I can count the timer I have lost my temper on the fingers of one hand. -- Richard Branson

There are as many Scottish roads to Socialism as there are predictions of Britain's economic doom - but most of them demand three things: a coherant plan for an extension of democracy and control in society and industry which sees every reform as a means to creating a socialist society; a harnessing of the forces for industrial and community self-management within a political movement; and a massive programme of education by the Labour Movement as a whole. -- Gordon Brown

Retirement is when we can sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of our labor. But do we really need to wait for retirement to enjoy these benefits, shouldn't we begin to take control now? -- Paul Clitheroe

In the ordinary mind-set of everyday life we typically feel that we need to be in control out of a fear that others will take advantage of us. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

It is all too easy to become trapped under the glass ceiling of a job and to stop growing. To be able to experience flow throughout life, it is necessary to become the master of one's psychic energy. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think decision makers, in business and elsewhere, just reject the metaphor altogether. Managers think of themselves as captains of a ship on a stormy sea. Risk for them is danger, but they are fighting it, very controlled. -- Daniel Kahneman

The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life. -- Dalai Lama

It's a bit more dangerous. Low-level pilots have the ability to descend before they get into trouble. But we have a great deal of confidence in our crew and our craft. -- Dave Liniger

If your client says "maybe", you are suddenly in the box seat. You really can't lose. If the deal falls over, it's no problem. But if the other party really wants the deal, you are in control. -- Max Markson

We don't want to be controlled by fund managers looking for quarterly results and bonuses. -- Rupert Murdoch

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. -- Benito Mussolini

Not a single leaf moves in this country if I'm not the one moving it. I want that to be clear! -- Augusto Pinochet

After losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money really works, how I could get control of it, and how I could have confidence in handling it. -- Dave Ramsey

One of the keys to thinking big is total focus. I think of it almost as a controlled neurosis, which is a quality I've noticed in many highly successful entrepreneurs. -- Donald Trump

What we are looking for are leaders at every level who can energize, excite and inspire rather than enervate, depress and control. -- Jack Welch

It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are— not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within— that you can begin to take control. -- Oprah Winfrey

I was worried about how I was going to fit into a certain image that other people had of me. But not any more. I feel I'm back in control of my life now, personally and professionally. -- Oprah Winfrey

Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way. -- Oprah Winfrey

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