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Definition of Self-Control


  1. Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.

Self-Control Quotations

I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Steven Pinker

I'm much softer than people think. I don't present to the world an emotional face. I'm pretty good at self-control, but I am easily moved.
Christopher Lee

Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Self-Control Translations

self-control in Latin is temperantia
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