Quotes: control

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  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    Ideas control the world.
  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck
    American author 1902-1968
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    A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
  • Harvey S. Firestone
    Harvey S. Firestone
    American businessman 1868-1938
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    A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Although we may not know it, we have, in our day, witnessed the birth of the Therapeutic State. This is perhaps the major implication of psychiatry as an institution of social control.

    Source: Toward the Therapeutic State

  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
  • And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    Indian arts 1887-
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    Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
  • George William Curtis
    George William Curtis
    American journalist 1824-1892
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    Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just what it does cruelly.
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