40 Best Quotes about Self Control

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No man is free who cannot command himself - Pythagoras

Self control is a supreme quality that sets a civilized and well mannered person from others. In the history of humankind, those who have exhibited control on their own selves are known for great deeds. Their actions have inspired the world to do things for the betterment of the entire mankind. Through self control quotes, we can learn the virtues of this quality and why we all must practice it.

We should remember that while we may not always control situations that we are into, we can always control our actions and decisions. Doing so, the ill consequences can be averted. In the absence of self-control, we may hurt others and ourselves. Sometimes the damage caused may be irreparable and beyond our control. In such cases, we will only have repentance and regret in our hand.

Reading quotes about self control will motivate us to make an effort to control ourselves in situations that demand patience and a well thought-out plan of action. We will learn to streamline our mind towards a positive solution instead of getting carried away and make hasty decisions.

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

Control your destiny or somebody will. - Jack Welsh

Discipline is remembering what you want - David Campbell


Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment - Jim Rohn

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. - Thomas Jefferson, President

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. - William Henley

I am‚ indeed‚ a king because I know how to rule myself - Pietro Aretino , Poet

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it - Mae West

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. - Billie Jean King

If we don't discipline ourselves‚ the world will do it for us. - William Feather

If you do not conquer self‚ you will be conquered by self - Napoleon Hill

It is a man's own mind‚ not his enemy or foe‚ that lures him to evil ways. - Buddha

Man cannot live without self-control - Isaac Singer

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. - Lao Tzu

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power - Seneca

My fault‚ my failure‚ is not in the passions I have‚ but in my lack of control of them. - Jack Kerouac

No confict is so severe as his who labors to subdue himself. - Thomas Kempis

No man is free who cannot command himself - Pythagoras

Rule your mind or it will rule you. - Horace

Self respect is the root of discipline. The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself - Abraham J Heschel

Self-reverence‚ self-knowledge‚ self-control. These three alone lead one to sovereign power. - Lord Tennyson

The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person. - Stephen Covey

The best fighter is never angry - Lao Tzu

The first and best victory is to conquer self. - Plato

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. - Vince Lombardi, Coach

The only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. - Elie Wiesel

Those who can command themselves‚ command others. - Hazlitt

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. - Virginia Woolf

To rule self and subdue our passions is the more praiseworthy because so few know how to do it. - Guiana

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act‚ but a habit - Aristotle

We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest‚ and we must win. - Edward Gibbon

With self-discipline most anything is possible. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself. - Jim Whittaker

You can't always control the wind‚ but you can control your sails - Dr Bob Chope

You have power over your mind‚ not outside events. Realize this‚ and you will find strength - Marcus Aurelius, Soldier

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself. - da Vinci

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character. - Calvin Coolidge, President

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Black History is invigoration in relaxation.Freedom in routine.Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without - Ymber Delecto

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Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful. - Irving Babbitt, Critic

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No one in al-Nahda believes that jihad is a way to impose Islam on the world. But we believe that jihad is self-control, is social and political struggle, and even military jihad is only a way to defend oneself in the case of aggression. - Rashid al-Ghannushi , Politician

15 Bible verses about self control

“A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.” - Proverbs 29:11

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” - Proverbs 25:28 

“but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled” - Titus 1:8

“Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.” - Titus 2:2

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” - 2 Timothy 1:7 

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.” - 1 Peter 4:7

“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” - 1 Corinthians 9:25 

“But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.” - 1 Corinthians 7:9 

“ I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” - Philippians 4:13

“Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.” - Titus 2:2 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions - is not from the Father but is from the world.” - 1 John 2:16

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” - Matthew 6:12

“ And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” - James 3:18

“ For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;” - 2 Corinthians 5:14

“ Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” - Ephesians 4:29

11 quotes about self control and discipline

“But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” - 1 Corinthians 9:27

“But hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.” - Titus 1:8

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

“But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;” - 1 Timothy 4:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

“for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” - 1 Timothy 4:8

“But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.” - 1 Corinthians 11:31-32

“ Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.” -  Marie Chapian

“ You must have discipline to have fun. ” - Julia Child

“ 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

“ Without discipline, there's no life at all. ” - Katharine Hepburn

10 popular self control quotes famous people

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose.” - Indira Gandhi

“ Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.” -  Marie Chapian

“Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive.” -  George Bernard Shaw

“As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.” -  Marie von Ebner- Eschenbach

“He that would govern others should first be the master of himself.” -  Philip Massinger

“The only people who would be in government are those who care more about people than they do about power. ” -Millicent Fenwick

“Talk uses up ideas. ... Once I have spoken them aloud, they are lost to me, dissipated into the noisy air like smoke. Only if I bury them, like bulbs, in the rich soil of silence do they grow.” -  Doris Grumbach

“Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.” - Myrtle Reed

“ Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling that desire.” -  Epictetus

“ The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.” -  Napoleon Bonaparte

9 Famous quotes about self confidence

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” - Bruce Lee

“Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” - Barrie Davenport

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” - Arthur Ashe

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I'm either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love 

“You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” - Oscar Wilde

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” - Dr. Benjamin Spock

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” - Golda Meir