Word of the Day: Discipline

dis·ci·pline /ˈdisəplən/ noun:

1. control that is gained by requiring that rules or orders be obeyed and punishing bad behavior

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” George Washington, February 22, 1732 – 1799

There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline.” Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, 1942 –

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” Frank Herbert, 1920 – 1986

2. a field of study or branch of knowledge

The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.” Bill Nye, 1955 –

3. verb: to train (someone) to obey rules or a code of behavior, often using punishment to correct disobedience

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.”Buddha