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Politics is the art of controlling your environment.
Hunter S. Thompson
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
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.
W. Clement Stone
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.
Gun control means control. It means control for the government and the government starts controlling the people.
When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.
A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me.
Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh.
You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
James Lane Allen
I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics. Is that it became too money based and too controlling. It's just a weakness that we human beings have for control - we want one thing and then we want more and then we want more.
Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.
Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.
In a global race, can we really justify the huge number of expensive peripheral European institutions? Can we justify a commission that gets ever larger? Can we carry on with an organisation that has a multibillion pound budget but not enough focus on controlling spending and shutting down programmes that haven't worked?
I'm controlling, and I want everything orderly, and I need lists. My mind goes a mile a minute. I'm difficult on every single level.
My roommate and my boyfriend, they both know I am compulsive and controlling.
The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.
If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?
All religious leaders and spiritual teachers emphasize finding a place within us that is true. People who obsessively follow these leaders instead of their own purpose attach to the spiritual leader and become fanatical and controlling. That's why Jesus tried to tell his followers not to get attached to outward form.
The power of the American system of republicanism lies in its capacity to allow religious belief to be a competing, not a controlling, factor in American life.
But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.
You don't always just have to do an indie movie to feel like you're controlling it with a few people that you really have connected with, creatively. You can do it on a bigger scale.
People aren't interested in others controlling what they can do or read or see in the privacy of their own homes.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
It's interesting to be a front person who is controlling the majority of the sound.
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