Best Quotes about Self-control

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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

No man is free who is not master of himself.  – Epictetus

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

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them. — Winston Churchill

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

A man without decision of character can never be said to belong to himself . . . . He belongs to whatever can make captive of him.  — John Foste

Self-discipline 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

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion. – Michael Johnson

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

What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.  – H.P.Liddon

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

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.  — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. — Mark Twain

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

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

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.  – Benjamin Franklin

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