Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.
It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you. It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled. It's not a weakness. It's your best strength.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
No matter how much you love someone, you still want to have you own way.
The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.
Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.
How would your life be different if…You stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.
If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.
I choose to write because it's perfect for me. It's an escape, a place I can go to hide. It's a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else. It's a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own. It's a book, when I need to be somewhere else. It's control, when I feel so out of control. It's healing, when everything seems pretty messed up. And it's fun, when life is just flat-out boring.
Women only cut their hair in times of crisis... It's somethin' a woman always has the power to do, even when she loses control over everything else. Cuttin' hair is a cry for help.
The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous -- even death is terrible only if we fear it.
Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.
It (trying to keep the law) grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in its more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainty out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse.
Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens.