Self Control Quotes, Sayings about controlling yourself - Page 2

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.
– Sharon Anthony Bower

There is no hierarchy of values by which one culture has the right to insist on all its own values and deny those of another.
– Margaret Mead

All the feeling which my father could not put into words was in his hand any dog, child, or horse would recognize the kindness of it.
– Freya Stark

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can’t be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
– Henry Ward

I will write of him who fights and vanquishes his sins, who struggles on through weary years against himself … and wins.
– Caroline Begelow

Talking too much, too soon, and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster.
– Meg Greenfield

Being out of control is one of the worst feelings in the world,sometimes even worse than pain. It is its own kind of pain.
– Danzae Pace

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

You’ve got to ensure that the holders of an opinion, however unpopular, are allowed to put across their points of view.
– Betty Boothroyd

That is always our problem, not how to get control of people, but how all together we can get control of a situation.
– Mary Parker Follett

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
– Aristotle

A little kingdom I possess, Where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find Of governing it well.
– Louisa May Alcott

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
– Franz Kafka

When one clings to the myth of superiority, one must constantly overlook the virtues and abilities of others.
– Anne Wilson Schaef

To put a tempting face aside when duty demands every faculty is a lesson which takes most men longest to learn.
– Gertrude Atherton

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

What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.
– Franklin P. Jones

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
– Aldous Huxley

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values and witnesses.
– Franklin P. Jones

He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
– Samuel Johnson