Self Control Quotes, Sayings about controlling yourself - Page 4

Beware of allowing a tactless word, rebuttal, a rejection to obliterate the whole sky.
– Anais Nin

The man who masters his own soul will forever be called conqueror of conquerors.
– Plautus

Nothing could bother me more than the way a thing goes dead once it has been said.
– Gertrude Stein

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
– Mark Twain

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
– Anne Bradstreet

Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.
– Helen Gurley Brown

Everybody’s business is nobody’s business, and nobody’s business is my business.
– Clara Barton

Gammy used to say, “Too much scrubbing takes the life right out of things.”
– Betty MacDonald

The silence of a man who loves to praise is a censure sufficiently severe.
– Charlotte Lennox

We like slipping, but not falling; our real anxiety is to be tempted enough.
– Augustus William Hare

It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
– Mick Jagger

The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again.
– Korman

A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it.
– Ida Tarbell

You are a puppet, but in the hands of the infinite, which may be your own.
– Antonio Porchia

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
– Proverb

The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
– Marianne Moore

An element of abstention, of restraint, must enter into all finer joys.
– Vida D. Scudder

Self control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive.
– George Bernard Shaw

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.
– Muriel Spark

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.
– Norman Vincent Peale