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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Self-control (21 Quotations)

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A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
~ Louisa May Alcott

 

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
~ Aristotle

 

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The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
~ Josh Billings

 

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When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
~ Robert Browning

 

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Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.
~ Robert Burns

 

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Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words
~ Eileen Caddy

 

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He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
~ Confucius

 

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The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
~ Charles Darwin

 

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Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
~ Edward Gibbon

 

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Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
~ Napoleon Hill

 

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He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
~ Lao-Tzu

 

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Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.
~ Philip Massinger

 

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Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.
~ Henry Miller

 

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He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king
~ John Milton

 

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He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor.
~ Count Leo Tolstoy

 

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Govern thyself then you will be able to govern the world.
~ Anonymous

 

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