Self Control Quotes

Michael Bassey Johnson

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.

Ram Mohan

Expect nothing and accept everything. That is the only key to happiness.

Bohdi Sanders

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

A.J. Darkholme

Sometimes you just have to know when the battle you’re fighting is one best walked away from, than fought to the cold, bitter end.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Some women tend to bring insults into a little show you put forth to make them
Some women tend to bring insults into a little show you put forth to make them laugh, but they later accuse you of some abnormality if you keep them at arms length in order to regain your respect.

A.J. Darkholme

They say you can’t change the past despite the fact it never stops changing you – but that doesn't mean we have to sit back and take it. It may change us, but we have ultimate control over how we let it.

A.J. Darkholme

Like tiny gods, all that we say and do holds a power so great that any one of us in any given moment can be responsible for the birth of a new civilization or the collapse of our own.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A deaf and dumb in the mist of morons is a renowed talkative among brains.

Habeeb Akande

Great men have great discipline.

Hark Herald Sarmiento

We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world.

Gustave Flaubert

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

Robert E. Lee

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

Ralph Alfred Habas

In the endeavor to establish a difficult habit, for example, mere wishing will never carry it to a successful conclusion; our wishing must rise to the level of WANTING if this goal is to be achieved.

Sigrid Undset

God grant ... that he may learn to understand in time, that whoso is minded to do as he himself wills will soon enough see the day when he will find he has done that which he had never willed.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Only by fully experiencing fear, can you ever hope to control it.

Sri Chinmoy

I am very happy
Because I have conquered myself
And not the world.
I am very happy
Because I have loved the world
And not myself.

Dale Carnegie

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.

Auliq Ice

Behind every successful person there is an out of control imagination.

Auliq Ice

Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it.

Ram Mohan

Make sure that the your remote control always lies with your own self and not in someone else's hands.

Marcus Aurelius

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

Raheel Farooq

Conquer yourself; the world is you!

Lisa Bedrick

As Christians, we call ourselves people of faith, but how much practical faith do we really have?

Elizabeth George

God’s supernatural self-control is available to us when we walk by the Spirit.

Auliq Ice

It is good to have a reason for every action you perform other than blaming others for your faults.

Wilkie Collins

Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.

Robert Morrissette

A credit card allows you transcend time. For it allows you to put off until tomorrow what you bought today, while you are still paying what you bought yesterday.

Immanuel Kant

Woman wants control, man self-control .

Michael Bassey Johnson

A true woman of virtue is one who will socialize with every man on earth, and doesn't share her body with any of them.

Alexei Maxim Russell

If you have ever successfully resisted getting angry, then you know what it is like to resist a demon.

Michelle Cruz-Rosado

A life without regret can be attained by full awareness of one's actions in their present moment.

Charles F. Glassman

Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain.

Lisa Bedrick

Joy, I think, is the main fruit of the Spirit missing among Christians, and peace and self-control are the main fruits or qualities that seem to be missing among those who are not Christian.

Raheel Farooq

Be at peace with yourself, or you'll be at war with everyone.

H.G. Wells

There is no liberty, save wisdom and self-control. Liberty is within-not without. It is each man's own affair.

Jack Whiteside Parsons

Freedom like charity, begins at home. No man is worthy to fight in the cause of freedom unless he has conquered his internal masters. He must learn control and discipline over the disastrous passions that would lead him to folly and ruin. He must conquer inordinate vanity and anger, self-deception, fear, and inhibition.

Bryant McGill

When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free.

Elie Wiesel

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.

A.J. Darkholme

Gaining satisfaction through accomplishments is and will always be a slippery slope, because there will come a time when you realize you have accomplished all that is within your power to accomplish in the realm of good, and will have nowhere else to turn but to the realms of greed and powerlust to find the satisfaction you crave.

A.J. Darkholme

Our emotions hold more power over us than blade or poison alike. To embrace freely the entire spectrum of our emotions is to allow a multitude of Trojan horses containing hidden emotional poisons to circumvent the walls of rationalization – walls we need to protect our trust, confidence, understanding, and self-control.


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

Joseph J. Ellis

Some models of self-control are able to achieve their serenity easily because the soul fires never burn brightly to begin with.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Always try to come back to your senses when in love, because that's the moment you become almost carried away by sensuality and sentiments.

Pushpa Rana

The only self control I have when I am with you is that I am with you.

N.T. Wright

The church is often called a killjoy for protesting against sexual license. But the real killing of joy comes with the grabbing of pleasure. As with credit card usage. the price tag is hidden at the start, but the physical and emotional debt incurred will take a long time to pay off.

Marcel Proust

Having a body is in itself the greatest threat to the mind... The body encloses the mind in a fortress; before long the mind is besieged on all sides, and in the end the mind has to give itself up.

Jane Vella

A good teacher does not teach all that he knows. He teaches all that the learners need to know at the time, and all that the learners can accountably learn in the time given.

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