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Robertson Davies

Holding-in creates horrid poisons which wear us out before our time. There are more deaths caused by ingrown, suppurating self-control than the medical profession know of.

Control | Self | Self-control | Time | Wisdom |

Alexis de Tocqueville, fully Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville

Aristocracies are infinitely more expert in the science of legislation than democracies ever can be. They are possessed of a self-control that protects them fro the errors of temporary excitement.

Control | Excitement | Science | Self | Self-control | Wisdom |

Alfred North Whitehead

Peace is self-control at its widest - at the width where the “self” has been lost, and the interest has been transferred to coordinations wider than personality.

Control | Peace | Personality | Self | Self-control |

Cicero, fully Marcus Tullius Cicero, anglicized as Tully NULL

Personal health is preserved by learning about one’s own constitution, by finding out what is good or bad for oneself, by continual self-control in eating habits and comforts (but just to the extent needed for self-preservation), by forgoing sensual pleasures, and lastly, by the professional skill of those to whose science these matters belong.

Control | Good | Health | Learning | Science | Self | Self-control | Self-preservation | Skill |

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.

Control | Man | Rule | Self | Self-control |

Grenville Kleiser

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.

Greatness | Self-control |

Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

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.

Enough | Life | Life | Self-control | Temper | Words |

Calvin Coolidge, fully John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.

Industry, thrift, and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.

Self-control |

Inayat Khan, aka Hazrat Inayat Khan, fully Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

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.

Enough | Life | Life | Self-control | Temper | Words |

Inayat Khan, aka Hazrat Inayat Khan, fully Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

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.

Enough | Life | Life | Self-control | Temper | Words |

Charles Kingsley

Every morning I wake up, give thanks to God, because you have something to do, whether you like the job it would not. Forced to work and the work will best preserve your modesty, self-control ability, diligence, persistence, satisfaction, and a hundred other virtues which are not known by people who are careless.

People | Self-control | Will | Work |

Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi NULL

Let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire.

God | Self-control | God |

Shrimad Bhagavatam, or the Bhâgavata Purâna, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, or Bhāgavata NULL

One who chants the holy name of the Lord is immediately freed from the reactions of unlimited sins, even if he chants indirectly to indicate something else (sanketya), jokingly (parihasya), for musical entertainment (stobha), or even neglectfully (helana). This is accepted by all the learned scholars of the scriptures.

God | Mind | Nothing | Self-control | God | Intellect | Think |

Thomas Mann, fully Paul Thomas Mann

What good would politics be, if it didn’t give everyone the opportunity to make moral compromises.

Ambition | Art | Life | Life | People | Self-control | Service | Spirit | Strength | World | Ambition | Art |

Vernon Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard

One of our greatest enemies is secret resentment. Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.

Life | Life | Self-control |

Rig Veda, or The Rigveda

O Lord! May our ears listen to nothing but auspicious words, may our eyes see nothing but auspicious things; may we have healthy bodies and be blessed with long life.

Enemy | Self-control |