Some Thoughts On Self-Control From Anonymous

“When angry count ten before speaking. When very angry count one hundred and then don’t speak.”

“Striking while the iron is hot may be all right, but don’t strike while the head is hot.”

“We have found that it’s much easier to restrain our wrath when the other fellow is bigger than we are.”

“As a general rule, the angriest person in a controversy is the one who is wrong.”

“What chance can a man have to control his destiny when he can’t control himself?

Some Thoughts On Self-Control From Various Authors

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it…Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.”

Bohdi Sanders

“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”

Dale Carnegie

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”

Thucydides

“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.”

Robert E. Lee

Some More Thoughts On Self-Control From Various Authors

“If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world”

Paulo Coelho

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

Lao Tzu

“If you lack the iron and the fuzz to take control of your own life, if you insist on leaving your fate to the gods, then the gods will repay your weakness by having a grin or two at your expense. Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don’t be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked. The dull and prosaic will be granted adventures that will dice their central nervous systems like an onion, romantic dreamers will end up in the rope yard. You may protest that it is too much to ask of an uneducated fifteen-year-old girl that she defy her family, her society, her weighty cultural and religious heritage in order to pursue a dream that she doesn’t really understand. Of course it is asking too much. The price of self-destiny is never cheap, and in certain situations it is unthinkable. But to achieve the marvelous, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.”

Tom Robbins

“Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will”

Jack Welch

“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.”

Stephen R. Covey

 

Some Thoughts On Self-control From Various Authors

“One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.”

Gustave Flaubert

“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”

Dale Carnegie

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”

Anias Nin

“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.”

Robert E. Lee

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Some Thoughts On Self-Control From Anonymous

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“Self control is giving up cigarettes; extreme self-control is not telling anybody about it.”

“He is a fool who cannot get angry, but he is a wise man who will not.”

“The man who loses his head is usually the last one to miss it.”

“At no time is self-control more difficult than in time of success.”

“Form the habit of closing your mouth firmly when angry.”