Self Control Quotes, Sayings about controlling yourself - Page 3

The only people who would be in government are those who care more about people than they do about power.
– Millicent Fenwick

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery, of his passions.
– Lord Alfred Tennyson

Don’t be curious of matters that don’t concern you; never speak of them, and don’t ask about them.
– Teresa of Avila

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
– Bible

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling that desire.
– Epictetus

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
– Ouida

O, it is excellent to have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.
– William Shakespeare

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

About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation.
– Tom Wilson

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
– John Milton

Who is fit to govern others? He who governs himself. You might as well have said: nobody.
– Augustus William Hare

Leaders can be moral and they should be moral-without imposing their morality on others.
– Geraldine Ferraro

Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
– Ambrose Bierce

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
– Indira Gandhi

We don’t want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want.
– Laura Ashley

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
– Erma Bombeck

Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
– Robert Orben

By constant self discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
– Grenville Kleiser

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
– Thomas Jefferson

A woman that’s too soft and sweet is like tapioca pudding-fine for them as likes it.
– Osa Johnson