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Definition of Restraint

Restraint

  1. The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
  2. The state of being restrained.
  3. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.

Restraint Quotations

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
Mahatma Gandhi

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Edmund Burke

I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
Mae West
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