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German entrepreneur 1920-2014+6
The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
British writer 1819-18750
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
American Novelist 1933-0
Everything dictated silence and self-control but I couldn't restrain myself and spoke my mind.Source: Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993)
English writer 1775-18170
I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.
American president 1872-19330
Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
Scottish writer 1812-19040
It is by patience and self-control that the truly heroic character is perfected.Source: Character Ch. VI
Mandela's heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom. And yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities.
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.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
English poet 1809-18920
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Scottish Poet 1759-1796-1
Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.