In its most general sense, discipline refers to systematic instruction given to a disciple. This sense also preserves the origin of the word, which is Latin disciplina "instruction", from the root discere "to learn," and from which discipulus "disciple, pupil" also derives. dicipline is the most important part of ones life


  • No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
    • Seneca

  • No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
    • William Penn

  • Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
    • Letter of Instructions to the Captains of the Virginia Regiments (29 July 1759)
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