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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

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

I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint.
Rodney King

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

It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
Michel de Montaigne
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