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  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    Both for Havana's beauty and decay, it's very hard to restrain yourself from staring everywhere you look.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
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    Desires collide; the wish to eat bumping up against the wish to be thin, the desire to indulge conflicting with the injunction to restrain. Small wonder food makes a woman nervous.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    Everything dictated silence and self-control but I couldn't restrain myself and spoke my mind.
    Source: Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993)
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    American speculative fiction writer 1949-
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    I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
  • Brendan Dooling
    Brendan Dooling
    American actor 1990-
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    In voiceover, you have to restrain yourself when you're acting in the sound booth in front of the microphone. If you lean left or you lean right, you're going to lose the voice. Yet you yourself become animated when you're doing the part. So you'll see a lot of flailing arms, but a very still face.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
  • Brigham Young
    Brigham Young
    American Mormon Leader 1801-1877
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    Kanosh the Pauvantee Chief with Several of his band visted me gave them some council & presints. A Spirit Seems to be takeing possesion of the Indians to assist Isreal. I can hardly restrain them from exterminating the Americans
    Source: Mountain Meadows massacre Diary of Brigham Young 1857, p. 71 (September 1, 1
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
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    Music is 99% of my life. But I know I need a break. Besides, if you give people too much, they start to not want it. We need to restrain ourselves.
    Source: USA Today
  • J. Erskine
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    Only if we can restrain ourselves is conversation possible.
  • John Erskine
    John Erskine
    American educator and author, pianist and composer 1879-1951
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    Only if we can restrain ourselves is conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.
    Source: The complete life (1943)
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
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