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Self-Control Quotes

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

Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

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

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

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

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

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

Author: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Profession: Scottish Poet

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

Author: Eileen Caddy

Profession: American Spiritual Writer

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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

Author: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Profession: British Naturalist

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.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

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

Author: Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

Profession: British Historian

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.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

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

Author: Lao-Tzu

Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

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

Author: Philip Massinger (1583-1640)

Profession: British Dramatist

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.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author