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Quotes About Self Control
•“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.” 
― Bohdi Sanders
•“Everyone must choose one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret. 
― Jim Rohn” 
•“Showing a lack of self-control is in the same vein granting authority to others: 'Perhaps I need someone else to control me.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” 
― Thucydides
•“Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.”  
― Lane Olinghouse
•“What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.”  
― Franklin P. Jones 
•“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically - to say 'no' to other things.  And the way to do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside.  The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good.' ” 
― Stephen Covey
•“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” 
― Marcus Aurelius
•“Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.” 
 Elie Wiese
•“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.  No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.  This is the day your life really begins. 
― Bob Moawad
•“The first attribute that characterizes the greater man from the moron is his thicker layer of inhibition. 
― Martin H. Fischer
•“The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again. 
― Korman's Law
•“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” 
― Benjamin Franklin
•“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.”  
― Thomas Jefferson
•“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” 
― Benjamin Franklin
“The best fighter is never angry.” 
― Lao Tzu
•“Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.” 
― Wilkie Collins
•“Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.” 
― Franz Kafka 
•“Discernment is the son of good judgment and the father of self-control. When mixed with an already clear conscience, the ability to read the true motives of a critic keeps one's conscience both clear and at ease.” 
― Criss Jami
•“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” 
― Lao Tzu
•“The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.” 
― Rumi
•“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.” 
― Stephen R. Covey
•“Here’s one of my favorite statements: We are never going to enjoy stability, we are never going to enjoy spiritual maturity until we learn how to do what’s right when it feels wrong, and every time you do what’s right by a decision of your will using discipline and self control to go beyond how you feel, the more painful it is in your flesh, the more you’re growing spiritually at that particular moment.” 
― Joyce Meyer
•“You can control yourself if you really want to. I'll tell you how I know you can control yourself. If you were in a full fledged emotional temper tantrum in your house and I knocked on your front door..... Come on! Let me tell you what, you would get control of yourself, and it would only take a few seconds.” 
― Joyce Meyer
•“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” 
― Robert E. Lee
•“When a man has a gift in speaking the truth, brute aggression is no longer his security blanket for approval. He, on the contrary, spends most of his energy trying to tone it down because his very nature is already offensive enough.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.” 
― Criss Jami
•“A life without regret can be attained by full awareness of one's actions in their present moment.” 
― Michelle D. Rosado
•“Very often in everyday life one sees that by losing one's temper with someone who has already lost his, one does not gain anything but only sets out upon the path of stupidity. He who has enough self-control to stand firm at the moment when the other person is in a temper, wins in the end. It is not he who has spoken a hundred words aloud who has won; it is he who has perhaps spoken only one word.” 
― Hazrat Inayat Khan
•“God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.” 
― Richard Holloway 
•“A man who is good from docility, and not from stern self-control, has no character.” 
― Henry Hazlitt
•“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” 
― Grenville Kleiser 
•“I am a fan of overdoing something, but not running it into the ground. They are complete opposites with only a fine line separating them.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.” 
― Bruno Bettelheim 
•“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also.” 
― Oscar Wilde
•“Self-control is a key factor in achieving success. We can't control everything in life, but we can definitely control ourselves.” 
― Jan Mckingley Hilado
•“He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. - Ben Franklin” 
― Benjamin Franklin
•“Emotional content without self control burns the soul.
Self control without emotional content is yet untested.” 
― Toba Beta
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